Pregnancy: Hemorrhoids and Constipation
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins at the end of the large intestine (anus). They often stick out from the anus (external hemorrhoids). They can also be located on the inside of the lower intestine (internal hemorrhoids). Bleeding, itching, and pain are common hemorrhoid symptoms.
Hemorrhoids are common during pregnancy, because:
To prevent or ease constipation and hemorrhoids:
To treat the itching or pain of hemorrhoids:
Keep your doctor informed of any problems you are having with constipation or hemorrhoids. He or she may recommend:
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