We have covered this topic before: how pressure and increased blood volume during pregnancy, along with the sedentary habits that pregnancy inspires, can lead to hemorrhoids.
For many women, pregnancy is their first experience with hemorrhoids. This unwelcome arrival may be accompanied by bleeding, pain, itching, and even visible bulges and blisters.
One recent article took a look at a serious cases of hemorrhoids during pregnancy, offering a hilarious and morbid take on this irritating problem. The writer was experiencing prolapsed hemorrhoids, and they were bad enough that she required multiple surgeries to remove them. Somehow this didn’t dim her sense of humor:
On my final day of work before maternity leave, I felt a familiar, unwelcome itching in the backdoor of my nether regions. By the next day, the biggest one was dark purple and the size of a newborn’s fist. Within 24 hours, I was in urgent care getting the things surgically excised (that’s about as fun as it sounds). Unfortunately, that didn’t fix it, and I found myself in general surgery again three days later. I went into labor that weekend. You know what feels awesome? Pushing out a baby over a surgical site.
Hemorrhoids during pregnancy may be a locs for infection, and can cause secondary issues such as constipation in women whose bowel movements have become prohibitively painful.
The Los Angeles Proctology Institute offers the best hemorrhoid care for women in Los Angeles, including discreet processes and generous followups. If you are experiencing hemorrhoids during pregnancy and want the best medical treatment, contact us today.