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What are the recommendations for pregnancy hemorrhoids?

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Recommendations for treating hemorrhoids during pregnancy:

  • Try to avoid constipation. Constipation can cause hemorrhoids and will make them more painful.
  • Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time; change your position frequently.
  • Don't strain during a bowel movement.
  • Apply ice packs or cold compresses to the area or take a warm bath a few times a day to provide relief.
  • Avoid tight-fitting underwear, pants, or pantyhose.
  • If you still need more help, consult your health care provider.

SOURCE:  The American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

SOURCE:  The American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

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