What to Do if You Get Hemorrhoids While Pregnant

What to Do if You Get Hemorrhoids While Pregnant

This article was published on October 15, 2015, and was last updated on May 1st, 2019 in Hemorrhoid Banding.

While you were expecting your little bundle of joy to arrive, you may not have been prepared for some of the other aspects of childbirth, like internal or external hemorrhoids developing during or after your pregnancy. Getting hemorrhoids while pregnant is common as one of the causes is increased pressure on the rectum. In many cases, it may be unavoidable, however, there are few things you can do to diminish the risk that you’ll have hemorrhoids during your pregnancy.

  1. Exercise – in addition to the physical benefits, regular exercise can ensure you have regular bowel movements
  2. Avoid straining – Do not push too hard while using the toilet, especially if you’re constipated
  3. Avoid sitting or standing for extended periods – both activities will increase the pressure on your veins and anus
  4. Drink fluids – consume plenty of water to ensure you have healthy bowel movements
  5. Include healthy fiber in your diet – Whole-grain breads, fresh fruits and vegetables, and beans can provide the necessary fiber to ensure healthy bowels

Temporary Pain Relief While Waiting for Your Post-Pregnancy Hemorrhoid Banding Appointment

Though your physician will likely hold-off on performing any treatment procedures if you have hemorrhoids while pregnant, once you’ve delivered, you can find relief quickly and easily with a physician trained in the proprietary CRH O’Regan System. In the meantime, if you are experiencing symptoms of hemorrhoids while pregnant, consult with your physician about using ointments and creams that may help with temporary relief. Check out our posts on hemorrhoid home remedies including Witch Hazel, Apple Cider Vinegar and Sitz Baths for more information.

How Does the CRH O’Regan Hemorrhoid Banding System Work?

The CRH O’Regan System employs a suction device to gently draw down the affected hemorrhoid tissue so the doctor can place a small band around the base of the hemorrhoid. The process is typically painless, as there are no pain-causing nerve endings present. Less than 1% of patients treated through the CRH O’Regan System experience significant pain; substantially less than many other hemorrhoid treatment procedures.

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