my whole family spent the weekend enjoying a terrible, double-ended bout of the stomach flu. after 12 hours stuck on the toilet while vomiting, i seem to have developed HORRIBLE, AWFUL, SCARY-LOOKING (yeah, i had to look) hemorrhoids.
: they're so scary and painful! and my god -- i need to know -- will my poor butt ever be the same again?? will they ever go back inside (or whatever)? and how in the sam-heck am i supposed to push a baby out with monster evil hemorrhoids like this???? i'm scared!
They will get better..if your having pain now, use a calendula diaper cream..weleda makes an amazing baby bum cream, on the expensive side,but theres so many uses for it and will totally help your pain!
Ugh- I developed these when I was pg with DS- so not fun and incredibly scary! My OB suggested nupricane (sp?) it is cheap and made it feel better at least! The good news is that mine went away- but the bad news is that they come back....
As for a good probiotic- try Natren infant probiotic. it is hands down my fav and the best!
I've had them come and go during both pregnancies. I second the above suggestions, my MW with my DD told me to gently massage them in the shower with warm water, and gentle push them back in. I find it works and doesn't hurt. It will get better! Target has a generic witch hazel wipe packet that feels good and help and are cheap!