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post #221 of 241
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Anyone have any home remedies? And how long does it usually take for it to shrink back?


About a week if I remember correctly.  I have gotten them after each of my deliveries and they stink.  Really uncomfortable and kind of a sick joke on a pregnant woman.  Like we don't have enough going, our bodies have to throw hemorrhoids into the mix?!?

 

Lots of water helped me and a stool softener can make it easier to go so you don't have to push so hard.  Colace works for a lot of women and is very gentle and safe.  

 

Hope you feel better soon.  I will be complaining about the same thing post delivery.  redface.gif

post #222 of 241

I agree, like we don't have enough to deal with. 

Thank you for the suggestions. :)


 

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About a week if I remember correctly.  I have gotten them after each of my deliveries and they stink.  Really uncomfortable and kind of a sick joke on a pregnant woman.  Like we don't have enough going, our bodies have to throw hemorrhoids into the mix?!?

 

Lots of water helped me and a stool softener can make it easier to go so you don't have to push so hard.  Colace works for a lot of women and is very gentle and safe.  

 

Hope you feel better soon.  I will be complaining about the same thing post delivery.  redface.gif



 

post #223 of 241
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I have a complaint!!! I have an external hemorrhoid thanks to be constipated and being preggo. I have never had an external one in my life. Those suckers hurt. Thankfully not like excruciating, but its painful. I am using ice cubes, Prep H, wipes instead of Tpaper. I never had one with my first pregnancy, but I guess there's a first for everything.

 

Anyone have any home remedies? And how long does it usually take for it to shrink back?



I get hemorrhoids too, but fortunately they don't really hurt.  Now anal fissures....talk about cruel joke.  Those KILL!!  For those I use a pure Calendula gel.  It works wonders...within 1 day it's practically healed.  Actually, I use Calendula for any skin issues.  It might work for your homorrhoids...at least to relieve the pain.  

post #224 of 241

*cue me freaking banging on the wood next to me*

 

I used to get semi-frequent hemmorhroids prior to pregnancy, but never serious enough to ever actually attempt to 'fix'. They would hurt like crazy, but always be gone with a day or two at most. I was super worried I could get killed with them during pregnancy, but I haven't had a single one. 

 

My complaint of the day-- DH is off work, right? So he's home getting work done on the house. Except our freaking relatives seem to think it's a free for all to get him to come do free labor for whatever they want/need him to do. He's gone for at least a few hours every day, getting stuff done on everyone else's to do lists!  And then yesterday, he went and helped my father with someone, and came home with a bruised spine. So he's in excruciating pain. And I'm freaking 37+ weeks pregnant. What happens if I go into labor tomorrow? Not only will the house not be done- but now I have a husband who is in too much pain to properly support me. I made him promise today to say no to any other favors until the baby is born. It is not worth him not being able to help me during the labor. 

post #225 of 241

Also, I'm getting wicked cervix pains right now. Wtf? They're fairly regular... but they're not contractions-- it really feels like if I were to imagine someone cutting into my cervix. Baby girl exploring? 

post #226 of 241

I may have to try that Calendula gel!!
 

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I get hemorrhoids too, but fortunately they don't really hurt.  Now anal fissures....talk about cruel joke.  Those KILL!!  For those I use a pure Calendula gel.  It works wonders...within 1 day it's practically healed.  Actually, I use Calendula for any skin issues.  It might work for your homorrhoids...at least to relieve the pain.  



 

post #227 of 241
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I may have to try that Calendula gel!!
 



 



Here is a link to the product.  I get it at my local co-op.  http://www.amazon.com/Boiron-Calendula-Gel-2-6-2-5/dp/B00028QCKW

post #228 of 241

Thank you so much!
I am all worried about it, I really hope it shrinks and goes away.
 

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Here is a link to the product.  I get it at my local co-op.  http://www.amazon.com/Boiron-Calendula-Gel-2-6-2-5/dp/B00028QCKW



 

post #229 of 241

pure aloe gel helps with the hemmorhoids to

post #230 of 241

I never even thought of that, I love the smart ladies on MDC! Thank you so much!


 

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pure aloe gel helps with the hemmorhoids to



 

post #231 of 241

I haven't contributed to this thread this entire pregnancy, so I'm going to make up for it now with my laundry list of complaints.

 

I CANNOT BREATHE. I don't know if they are asthma attacks (which I haven't had one in years) or panic attacks but I literally feel like I'm gasping for air a great deal of the time. I'm prone to panic attacks, but how can the entire day be one long panic attack?

 

I don't have a car and I have to walk/ride public transit everywhere and right now I'm quite over it. I'm trying to look at the positive side, which is that i'm toning up for the world's easiest labor, plus I'm sure I'm giving someone a good laugh when I waddle back from the grocery store with 18 mo dd on my hip, an umbrella stroller expertly balanced with groceries and a very goofy acting 4 yr old. But it is really tiresome and annoying and if I could just not go anywhere that would be fine.

 

Prodromal labor. Right around 34-35 weeks I start getting what I guess are really braxton hicks, but they are very painful, last 3-4 hours and come regularly enough that if it was my first baby I'd think I was in labor.

 

And finally, we have been without a bed for over two months (we had to replace our beds and we could only do one bed so we did the kids' bed), so SO and I are rotating ourselves between a twin size air mattress on the floor, the couch, and sometimes one of us falls asleep in the kids bed which sucks because one or the other pees the bed just about every night and then we wake up in a pee puddle. Fun fun fun.

 

So that is my 9 months' worth of complaints. We are getting a bed the first week of December, hopefully and it will be pure heaven, I tell you!

post #232 of 241

Adding: 

 

What is the MATTER with people? Seeing a pregnant belly is apparently an invitation to tell every pregnancy/labor/delivery horror story known to man? No, I don't want to know that your sister had a life-threatening heart condition that developed during pregnancy, or about how horrid and painful your delivery was after the failed epidural that left you with ongoing back issues, or about the incontinence that didn't go away despite faithfully practicing your Kegels, or about the baby that was decapitated by a cerclage that an OB failed to remove at the hospital I was planning to deliver at (WHY WOULD YOU TELL ME THAT?! O.O ).

 

I have somehow managed to avoid having any awkward strangers-rubbing-my-belly experiences this entire pregnancy, and have actually convinced myself that one's a myth. But the horror story thing... NOPE, APPARENTLY THAT ONE'S TRUE! >.<

 

I'm learning to tune them out, but still.... why do people do this?!

post #233 of 241

I haven't had any horror stories, but I've had lots of belly-touchers! Only a few true strangers, most were people I see every week at the kids' school. I think it's because DD constantly has her hand on there and it's contagious. Oddly enough, it doesn't bug me. I completely wig out about people touching the baby's face & hands after it's born though!! 

 

My complaint is I'm 36 weeks & still have no clue what position the baby is in! I'm still feeling movement all over the place... not as many big kicks or punches, but they're everywhere! I think I might be having an octopus, not a baby. Seriously. I'm hoping the midwives can tell me for sure tomorrow so I can relax.

post #234 of 241

So update on the Rhoid. lol!

 

So, it kind of bursted today, twice. And since then its like been a relief. It hasn't shrunk yet, but the bleeding is gross, but also a relief.

My Dr perscribed something for it to help it. I have been rinsing under the shower when I have to go potty, and keeping it dry as much as I can.

I hope this goes away on its own. 

post #235 of 241

I SO agree about fissures! I thought I would die before we learned what mine was, 6 months after my first Dr visit. HOW do you miss a freaking CANYON IN MY BUM!?!?!?!?!?!

Good to know, about the oil. They had me on diltiazem cream which took 5 weeks to have any effect at all. Yowzers. 

Hemorrhoids are uncomfortable, but if you ice them, they feel better. Do not, do NOT try to ice a fissure. Hurts like a mother. 

post #236 of 241

I AM SO GETTING TIRED OF THE PREGNANCY!

 

Who else? Please share nice gentle (safe) working labor starters to me! I want this kid out!

 

Ohh, actually, she turned :), still quite movable due to a touch of polyhydramnion, but the head is down. Yeah.

post #237 of 241

Are you using Evening Primrose Oil yet?

Having lots of sex? ;)

 

post #238 of 241

I'm 34 weeks...can I use evening primrose oil yet?! Lol! I don't know how I'm going to make it 6 more weeks. I've got bad costochondritis on my lower left ribs (can't sleep on my left side)...bad back pain if I stand for too long (can't sleep on my back either)...hip pain from sleeping on my right side the entire night on the floor...bad heartburn, plus I think she's engaged because my pelvic area is EXTREMELY painful and feels like a bowling ball in there. I can barely walk; it's excruciating to lift my legs. (I have to sit to put on underwear or pants, I can't lift my legs that high.) Plus my feet (especially my right) are swollen. I did manage to paint my toenails last night though so even though my feet look grotesque, the nails are pretty! (I did my fingernails too as a pick-me-up ;) )

post #239 of 241

epo at 35 weeks orally i was told was okay but you should wait till 36 to go cervical

post #240 of 241

Well...I think I can go two more weeks...lol I'm sure hoping she's early!! (not dangerously so, but safely so)

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