Is this a hemmorhoid? TMI-don't read if easily grossed out!

bayosgirl bayosgirl
So the last couple of days my "butt" has felt sore... I've never had a hemmorhoid before, but I heard they can be more common during pregnancy (I'm 25 weeks preg.) due to the pressure. I decided to look at the..area with a hand mirror and it did look like there was a smallish bulging protrusion coming out. Does that sound like a hemmorhoid? If so, is there any way I can help it heal faster? Thanks
04/22/2013
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Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
That does honestly sound like a hemorrhoid. As far as healing, they do sell creams and whatnot that can help with discomfort. Just make sure you stay hydrated and eat a healthy diet to make sure your bowel movements are regular and you don't become constipated, which can put more pressure on your bowels.

If it's really uncomfortable, you can talk to your doctor about it. It's a pretty common issue and nothing to be embarassed about.
04/22/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
I had them while pregnant and after delivery, and it was like a small bulge, or group of bulges. It felt sort of like a tiny bunch of grapes. It felt sore, itchy and burny there. How's that for TMI!

Home remedies include aloe, ice packs or a witch hazel soaked cloth. You can also sit in a warm bath to ease them a bit.

It also helped to get those flushable wet wipes to use after going to the bathroom, because toilet paper was too rough and irritating.

Hope that helps!
04/22/2013
Jenn (aka kissmykitty) Jenn (aka kissmykitty)
Soreness + protrusion + possible bleeding during bowel movements = hemorrhoid. In addition to everything mentioned above, try adding 1 stool softener to your daily regimen, preferably at night. It can help keep things going smoothly, so you don't put any added pressure or stress on the area.
04/22/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Thanks everyone! I already do drink a ton of water and eat a pretty healthy diet. I'll try sitting in a warm bath and see if that helps.
04/22/2013
marriedlady123 marriedlady123
Also-remember to do your kegels, it can help to prevent them!
04/24/2013
Noelle Noelle
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Originally posted by bayosgirl
So the last couple of days my "butt" has felt sore... I've never had a hemmorhoid before, but I heard they can be more common during pregnancy (I'm 25 weeks preg.) due to the pressure. I decided to look at the..area with a hand ... More
Yes it is a hemorrhoid, See your dr.
04/24/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
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Originally posted by marriedlady123
Also-remember to do your kegels, it can help to prevent them!
lol, yes, I'm also peeing my pants a little almost daily when I cough or sneeze...guess I better do more kegels huh?!
04/25/2013
marriedlady123 marriedlady123
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Originally posted by bayosgirl
lol, yes, I'm also peeing my pants a little almost daily when I cough or sneeze...guess I better do more kegels huh?!
Ohh yes...kegels are perfect for helping with that as well!
04/25/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
I had them while pregnant and after delivery, and it was like a small bulge, or group of bulges. It felt sort of like a tiny bunch of grapes. It felt sore, itchy and burny there. How's that for TMI!

Home remedies include aloe, ice packs ... More
I second the witch hazel. I have had a couple in my life, I got them from being in a rush to get to work and pushing too hard on the toilet! TMI maybe

Anyways, the witch hazel works helps and so does hemorrhoid cream (ex. Preperation H)

Either way it should go away in a few more days. If it takes more than a week, maybe see the doc.

Sorry to hear that! Good luck!
04/26/2013
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