Women can have hemorrhoids during and even after pregnancy.

What are hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins of the rectal area. Although they’re not serious conditions, these swollen veins can cause a huge deal of discomfort among pregnant and postpartum women.

There are several reasons why hemorrhoids can develop during and after pregnancy. These include hormonal changes, the stress in the perineal area, and constant constipation (many new moms are prone to this).

What are the possible remedies for hemorrhoids after pregnancy?

Fortunately, there are things you can do to alleviate the symptoms of your hemorrhoids at home:

  • Use ice packs

Applying ice packs on your hemorrhoids for 10 minutes is an easy way to find relief from hemorrhoid pain and discomfort.

  • Try a sitz bath several times a day

A sitz bath can be easily purchased from a drugstore. A good alternative would be soaking in a warm, not hot, bathtub.

  • Clean the area thoroughly but gently

When cleaning the area, you can use a peri or squirt bottle filled with warm water. And instead of using a dry toilet paper, opt for wet wipes or hemorrhoid pad containing witch hazel instead.

  • Over-the-counter hemorrhoid symptom relief

You can talk to your doctor about some over-the-counter hemorrhoid relief. Make sure to follow the product’s instructions especially on the acceptable time length for using it.

If you’ve been consistently trying these home remedies, but still don’t experience any relief from hemorrhoids or if your hemorrhoids seem to get worse, it’s important to see your doctor or better yet, a hemorrhoid specialist.

Premier Hemorrhoid Center in Knoxville offers gentle, quick, treatment for hemorrhoids. Our physician will assess your condition and will recommend the most appropriate options for you. Best of all, hemorrhoid treatment is covered by most insurance plans.

To schedule an appointment with East Tennessee’s only dedicated Hemorrhoid Center, can call the confidential Hemorrhoid Hotline at (865) 588-9952 or request an appointment online https://www.premiersurgical.com/hemorrhoid-treatment-appointment-request/.