As if the increased blood volume and back pain isn’t enough, pregnancy also comes with a host of collateral health issues that many women don’t hear about until they happen. At the top of that list is hemorrhoids, which tend to strike during the later months of pregnancy when your body weight has increased and your days have become, by necessity somewhat more sedentary.
A quick look at this reference page should give you the background you need; suffice it to say, hemorrhoids during pregnancy are common and, in almost all cases, nothing to worry about. That doesn’t mean they aren’t bothersome, however, as this brief list of complains will attest:
It’s not uncommon to develop a “thrombosed” hemorrhoid, which is a blood clot that forms inside the hemorrhoid, leading to an especially large and swollen lump. This type of hemorrhoid can be quite painful and makes it hard to walk, sit, or have a bowel movement.
Discomfort or bleeding from hemorrhoids is also a common complaint during the early postpartum period.
Treating hemorrhoids during pregnancy doesn’t have to be a chore. The linked article includes a number of viable choices for treatment at home, but you can also contact the hemorrhoid experts at the Proctology Institute for a full workup and consultation.
Call us today to get the process started, and rgeain some measure of comfort while you wait for that bundle of joy.