How do they actually go away? I read about gently placing them back inside the anus and that pressure can make them go down. Yes?
What else can I do? I have an herbal bath mix that I could use to soak. I've been fairly good with water intake. I haven't had to strain at all since I have the stool softener.
I get uncomfortable sitting up in bed or a chair after a while from the pressure, but I nurse that way and am still recovering from surgery so I can't lay down all the time. However, I find relief when I lay do lay flat. I have nursed side-lying too and switch it up.
Thanks for any help.
Sounds strange, but works!
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you could also get one of the donut things to sit on, they're available in most pharmacies.
mine resolved relatively quickly.... i'm sure yours will, too!
With my first pregnancy I got a prescription from my dr for stuff called proctofoam and it worked well too. I'm trying to deal with them a bit more naturally this time around. I'm loving my sitz bath.
I have used witch hazel and warm water in a peri bottle to ease the pain while pooping but sometimes, when they are really inflammed and painful, I have resorted to using dermaplast, it is a spray pain reliever that I was given in the hospital with y 1st daughter. They sell it at most pharmacies in the first aid aisle and it has proven to be a godsend during my worst of moments. It numbs the skin upon contact and makes going to the bathroom tolerable.
Hope you feel better soon!
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I was in tears and finally had to make my midwife give me a prescription. I tried to do everything she asked and I was miserable. She wanted me to get in a tub and soak when I was in pain, after the baby was born. If it is 2am and the baby is sleeping, I am NOT going to sit in the tub. :
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