After talking about hemorrhoids after birth, we need first to answer the question: What are hemorrhoids? hemorrhoids may be defined as varicose veins that have become engorged with blood and swollen. These swollen may appear from the size of a pea to a grape size. Hemorrhoids have two main types, external hemorrhoids that affected veins protrude near the anus, while the internal hemorrhoids affected veins which are inside the anal canal and rectal.
Hemorrhoids have 4 kinds, and depending on the infected person. For example, hemorrhoids may be very painful for a person, while another one may have a rectal bleeding following a bowel movement when the other one may feel itchy.
In all cases, hemorrhoids during pregnancy are expected, especially in the last 6 months of pregnancy, as we explained in a previous articles that the pressure on the veins in the rectal area and pelvic may causes hemorrhoids especially if the pregnant woman isn't trying to avoid constipation while pregnancy.
Even if you get the hemorrhoids before, you may have them again while pregnancy. But the good news is that they can go away quickly after giving birth at home without needing to follow the medical treatment.
On the other hand, new moms are supposed to have constipation after birth, and what makes it bad enough is fearing to go and retaining stool which causes harder stools and flares the hemorrhoids.
What makes new moms expected to have hemorrhoids more than any females, is that their bodies produce the hormone progesterone more than any other person, this hormone allows veins to relax and promote swelling.
Ways to Treat Hemorrhoids after birth at Home:
First thing you must pay attention to when talking about hemorrhoids treatment is avoiding and treating constipation, so you need to use the bathroom when you have the urge to go. Keep in your mind, the longer you wait, the harder your stool will be.
There are many other steps you can follow in order to treat hemorrhoids, like trying a sits bath which is available at the drug stores.
You may have also try to apply ice wrapped in soft pack to help removing itching and pain. You can bring some postnatal ice packs. And on the other hand, you may have also to try warm sitz baths from hour to hour.
Next thing that you have to pay attention to is the importance of cleaning the anus area thoroughly but softly and gently after every visit to the bathroom. I advise you not to use dry toilet paper, or papers that contain alcohol or perfumes.
Ask your doctor about suppositories and ointments that can help treating and avoiding pain. But keep in your opinion that some kinds of these products are not allowed more than 1 week.
Finally, I advise you to try Kegel exercises every day to strengthen your perineum area.
Following all these steps while avoiding constipation will help you to get rid of hemorrhoids after birth in just 1 week, but if it don't work with you, you will need to visit the doctor to talk with. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.