Wondering if anyone else is as unlucky as me and have got bad haemorrhoids after birth??
I had a rough birth and basically pushed 3 hours and she ended up as a Brow presentation and needed manually turning and forceps. Long story short, I was basically pushing bub into my bum the whole time! Ouch!
Needless to say, I developed some nasty haemorrhoids. They have gone down a lot in size (12 weeks on) but using my bowels can me very painful and always results in a fair bit of bleeding. I havent had anyone look at them since just after i gave birth (they were BAD then)
I have tried the cream which helps short term, but I am wondering if I need to take the surgery path?
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12-09-2013 19:11 #1Junior Member
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Dreaded haemorrhoids :(
12-09-2013 19:31 #2
It sounds really painful! I'm not too sure, probably best to get your GP to have a look at them though.
12-09-2013 19:43 #3
I had a similar birth... Not presentation wise.... Mine turned transverse but I had the forceps in theatre and the long pushing stage plus the baby got stuck and was without a heartbeat in the end so I had to push with everything I had to get him out to be saved. This was 8 months ago and I still have large hemmies that seem to be going nowhere. However they aren't painful and do not bleed. Have you tried a stool softener? I was unlucky enough to get a super bug so pretty much since the birth I have had very loose stools as my gastro intestinal system is screwed! The only plus side of the bug was that I had no painful issues with number 2s despite having a third degree tear and hemorrhoids. I am considering asking about surgery eventually. Just coz I don't like the feel or thought of them. When they did hurt in the first few weeks I would cut pads up into little squares and dab on witches hazel. Then put in freezer and put right where I needed it when I was feeling sore.
Tmi but I hope it helps!
12-09-2013 20:39 #4
I had really bad ones after giving birth to DD, one especially bad - even the hospital physio said it was the biggest one he'd seen! I ended up getting ultrasound therapy through the hospital on them for about 3 months post birth, it reduced them in size dramatically....highly recommend it!
I still have little ones now 17 months on, but being pregnant with number 2 I'm not going to get anything done for them more permanently until after having this bub....
12-09-2013 20:55 #5
I had a very fast labour with DS2, but I think from being constipated (sorry tmi) for almost 9 months & pushing out a largish baby-I ended up with haemorrhoids, I found them more painful then the birth itself 😱 I was given a cream by my doctor which took away the pain.
When I got home however, I bought a tub of huggies wipes & a bottle of witch hazel, you pour the whole bottle of witch hazel onto all the wipes in the container & every time you go bathroom wipe your bum with them. It is soooo soothing & I haven't had any problems since (I don't think mine were too severe to begin with though).
17-09-2013 08:56 #6Junior Member
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thanks the tips! Will try the softeners I think before I do anything extreme! I guess, more babies will only make them worse, so might finish having babies before fixing it.
17-09-2013 08:59 #7
Which cream are you using? I used rectinol during pregnancy with DS1 but then after birth it wasnt cutting it so I started using rectogesic (worst names ever!!!! It makes it even more embarrassing asking at the chemist lol) and that was great!
Yeah best to wait until after kids to get them fixed and have you tried physio on them? It really does help!
20-09-2013 19:26 #8
My DS came out forehead first and I too got quite bad haem's. he was known as the baby with the head injury as his forehead was black from bruising for the first week. I was too scared to look at myself but felt like I had a scrotum
8 months on I still bleed daily and have found if I breathe out a stool instead of pushing it out (but like birth really) it doesn't hurt as much.
I've finally mentioned it to my GP who said I have fissures as well and that's prob what's causing the razorblade type pain when passing. Drinking loads of water def helps but I'm going to see a specialist soon to see what can be done.
Joys of childbirth huh
20-09-2013 20:01 #9
Yep. *raises hand*
I pushed for two hours with dd, but she didn't descend. Big head.
My hemmies in the days after birth were the size of a tennis ball- I could barely put my hand around them. Sorry, bad mental image but I figure were talking about a gross topic anyway
I actually was crying from pain day and night, and didn't see the dr until I begged the nurses to have a look at them, that I wasn't just being precious. Needless to say, the nurses had a look and were horrified that noone had helped me. My dr showed up the next morning, saying he hasn't come in to see me because he was training for kokoda.
He called in the surgical consult which was another drama in itself. This was already 5 days post birth- I was so sick of being stuck in hosp, but I couldn't even walk properly let alone go home to 3 kids.
Good news was because they were all external, no surgery was needed. The surgeon said the creams were useless (I continued to use them anyway) but that there were a few things I could do.
1. Salt baths- sooo soothing. I was skeptical, but looked up salt baths etc and they seemed to work- and it was nice on my vajayjay too (ESP stitches)
3. When you go to try a bowel movement, lean forward and hiss. Actually make the hissing noise- it moves the right muscles in your tummy to gently push it out without being too painful.
4. Don't sit in the loo and try to push- you'll make it worse.
5. When you wipe, gently do your pelvic floor exercises and try to very gently push the roids back in.
6. A shower after a bm is also helpful- not only for cleanliness but it also is another opportunity to try and push then back in again.
I hope that helps. I am 6 weeks post birth now. I still have them, but the blood has drained from them so they are not painful- but annoying in terms if hygiene. Makes it very difficult.
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20-09-2013 20:07 #10
Oh Nomsie, ouch!
I'm going to try some of your tips. Ds1 is now 7 and they're still there
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