I am 31 weeks pregnant. Are hems regular. I got some today and bled a little. Is this normal? I freaked out and rsn some hot water in the tub and sat in it. They looked bigger and my vagina engorged. I put peperation h which feels little better but am worried about why I bleed snd will effect my baby
Hi! Well, yes, hemorrhoids can occur for the first time during pregnancy, and the existing ones can worsen. If they have become engorged, you are doing good by sitting in warm water. Also, hemorrhoidal creams are available—but apply them only after consulting your gynecologist. The pressure of the baby cannot be avoided, but you can eat healthy, lots of fiber so that you get less of gas and constipation. Your gynecologist may want to add a stool softener. Do not sit in one place for long, as they worsen the hemorrhoids.
I did not have hemorrhoids until I was pregnant with our first child. During the pregnancy I had 3 thrombosed hemorrhoids. Extremely painful. Dr. Mathur mentioned getting plenty of fiber....this is a must. You do not want to be constipated. Constipation is often the cause of hems. I am not a doctor, but I do not believe the bleeding will in any way hurt the baby. Please contact your doctor and perhaps he/she will have some helpful advice for you.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.