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I think I'm dying! (tmi) !!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
Apr 20th '13

Of Hemorrhoids, lol Seriously, These are the MOST painful they've ever been...and they're bleeding. I'm almost 8 months PP and I've had issues with them on and off since he was born (I've never had them in my life before giving birth). I've tried everything. Prep H, Tucks, hydrocortizone cream, Ice packs...warm baths , cool baths...EVERYTHING. They are so bad, they're keeping me up at night. Any suggestions??

ThreeLittleBirds 4 kids; Pueblo West, CO, United States 1057 posts
Apr 20th '13

Go to the doctor.

thats me. :) 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Edmonton, Alberta 3385 posts
Apr 20th '13

witch hazel works wonders. I had a bad one and it started bleeding. I got witch hazel and it shrunk the sucker up!

Nut ღ Meg 1 child; 1 angel baby; Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40256 posts
Apr 20th '13

You really need to see a doctor. There are prescription medicines that can help or if worst case surgery can be beneficial.

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
Apr 20th '13
Quoting Meg ღ ღ:" You really need to see a doctor. There are prescription medicines that can help or if worst case surgery can be beneficial. "

Thank you ladies! I am planning on seeing a Dr. after the weekend, but in the meantime I need some relief. I had my Husband look ( very embarrassing but I refuse to, I think I'd freak out lol) and he said they're pretty bad. Can someone tell me where I can get witch hazel?

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
Apr 20th '13

Scratch that - I found tucks pads with witch hazel at walmart. Going to give that a shot.

Nut ღ Meg 1 child; 1 angel baby; Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40256 posts
Apr 20th '13
Quoting !!Katie!!:" Scratch that - I found tucks pads with witch hazel at walmart. Going to give that a shot."


Yes, those can be great as well. When DD was born, I would freeze a pad soaked with witch hazel and then sit on it. It helped some.

MTB#4 Due November 1; 19 kids; Riverview, Florida 99 posts
Apr 22nd '13

You also need to treat the root of the problem. Are you constipated all the time? Do you strain a lot to have a bowel movement? If that's the case, no matter what you do to treat you hemorrhoids, they will come back. You need maybe to have a stool softener daily, or a mild laxative, and work on eating stuff that give you better bowel habits such as food with fiber and lots of water. Exercise also helps. I've had them, and believe me they're not fun. Hope you can pinpoint what's causing them. :D