Hemorrhoids and Pregnancy

Hemorrhoids are dilated and enlarged veins surrounding the rectum and are usually caused secondary to constipation. If you are reading this page, you might have hemorrhoids due to the pressure of pregnancy and/or constipation.

How to treat hemorrhoids during Pregnancy

The primary reason hemorrhoids occur is constipation.  To treat your hemorrhoids during pregnancy,  use these recommendations to deal with constipation.

When hemorrhoids are due to the pressure pregnancy creates in the lower abdomen, you can use these methods to provide relief:

A warm Sitz Bath can help inflammation. Be sure to fully dry the area when done.

Get moving! Walk around instead of sitting for long periods of time. An exercise routine will help with the constipation and pressure.


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