Side lying bed rest? I'm using my nipple cream. I've had them pretty bad since this birth, any liquid I drink gets diverted from my digestive tract up to milk production. She nurses so much! I even broke down & bought a pacifier which my first 3 have never had. She wasn't fooled & hates them all. I eat a ton of fruits & veg, keep a gallon pickle jug of water in the fridge as my quota but it's still not enough, BMs are so hard my hemorrhoid has fissures. No help from this quarter, only empathy.
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6 Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids
Voondrop - I have fissures as well, I've found that taking a cal/mag supplement makes a huge difference oh and drinking coconut water or home made recharge helps hydrate as well.
Shanna, I didn't think you were being snarky or rude. Maybe I have the definition of fissure wrong? All I know is I get blood on the toilet paper from split skin. I've gone through a half gal. of kombucha a day plus water trying to flush out a UTI, as well. It doesn't ferment fast enough! But that's my recharge. Mine has been come & go for the last few years, it just never lasts this long & doesn't sound as bad as yours, Shanna. We just dug up potatoes a couple of days ago, I'll try that, thanks!
OMG, Shanna, that sounds horrible!!! I had a very painful throbbing one just before birth and my high risk OB told me the surgery was intense and required cutting a large part of the rectal muscle and it would only make it worse afterwards. The strange thing is, my mom had one drained when I was very young and said it was NOTHING like my Dr described!! Now what you've described is NOTHING like my Dr described!! WTH?! I have one that goes away and comes back with a crazy BM. Glad you've found some relief and are getting it under control.
Ok, I'm having some issues and I'm not sure if this is internal hemorrhoids or an anal fissure or what?
I have never experienced an external hemmy and had no bottom problems during pregnancy or even right after delivery. Had BMs right away, no constipation, no pain whatsoever. Then maybe 2-3 weeks ago (so 2-3 weeks post partum) I started to notice that my stools were a little harder than usual, and BMs were slightly painful with spots of blood on the toilet paper. I've had that before, the blood on the toilet paper, and upping my water intake has always been enough to do away with it. So I did that and also started taking psyllium supplements. I immediately saw an improvement in my constipation, but unfortunately the pain (and sometimes bleeding) seemed to get WORSE instead of better. I've even started taking pain relievers every day, but they just kind of take the edge off. I don't always bleed, but the pain is almost constant. The only position that isn't painful is lying in bed :(
I feel like I'm being punished for having a fairly easy pregnancy and labor :( With my first the labor was long and painful, excruciating at the end. But recovery was a breeze! Not so much this time.
After nextweek's 6wk pp checkup I won't have any insurance. Any recommendations for treating this with home remedies?