There are a number of reasons why this might occur. Your growing uterus, constipation, increased progesterone and even the position of your baby can have an effect.
As you go through pregnancy, your uterus increases in size. This puts pressure on the pelvic veins, which ultimately increases the pressure on the blood vessels around the anus making them swell and could potentially turn them into haemorrhoids.
Constipation is common during pregnancy, it also a leading contributor to haemorrhoids. The reason for this is straining to have a bowel movement (poo) when you’re constipated. This increase in pressure on the veins around your bottom can ultimately result in a hemorrhoid.
During pregnancy, you produce more of the progesterone hormone. This is perfectly natural, but the downside of this is the effect that this increase has on the walls of your blood vessels, slightly relaxing them, making you more susceptible to hemorrhoids in pregnancy.
Hemorrhoids during pregnancy are more common during your third trimester (27 to 40 weeks) when your body is under most pressure. This will be the first time some women will get piles, but if you have suffered with them before then you are more likely to get them again during that period. The act of giving birth during second stage labour can also bring on hemorrhoids.
For most new mums haemorrhoids during pregnancy tend to go away after the birth of your child.
There are a few things that will help manage the symptoms of haemorrhoids during pregnancy:
There is NO cure that will prevent you from ever getting haemorrhoids but there are treatments that can eradicate the haemorrhoids that you have.
The main treatment options can be found here.
The eXroid electrotherapy procedure is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment, which treates internal piles. For most people, the side effects are manageable, allowing them to continue their daily activites. Please click here for details.
A discreet call to one of our advisors will put you on the first steps to saying goodbye to your piles. Appointments are usually sorted within two weeks. All treatments are carried out by fully qualified doctors.
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