Hemorrhoids, or piles, are the conditions in which the vein cells of lower and external rectum are swollen, making the area itchy and painful, especially during bowel movements. The internal piles are inside which are not so painful. However, the external piles can cause a great deal of pain with a hard bumpy sensation around the anal region. The problem increases mainly during the pregnancy period. So, what are ways to treat hemorrhoids during pregnancy? Before moving to the answer to this question, it is important to make a solid diagnosis. This can be done by verifying the symptoms as given below.
Although there are various symptoms of hemorrhoids, a few are most common ones which can be used to confirm the occurrence of piles during the pregnancy. The pain or ache during the walking or exercises is a primary symptom. This is confirmed by its nature of getting intense after a bowel movement. The presence of blood in the stool or on the toilet paper is another symptom. Along with this, the burning sensation and itching around the anus is a major indicator of hemorrhoids during the pregnancy. The internal blood clotting and intense pain are indicative of an advanced stage. Also, the mucus discharge verifies the occurrence of hemorrhoids. So, how to treat hemorrhoids during pregnancy, mainly when the condition has become worse?
The simple homemade solution is the special sitz bath. In this, the tub is filled with lukewarm water up to a few centimeters and a few drops of Witch Hazel Liquid. This is a natural herb which has anti-inflammatory properties that cause’some relief. Also, the complex natural compounds in the Witch Hazel act as a natural pain suppressant. But this is not the only treatment. The bathtub can also be mixed with a handful of Epsom salt which eases the pain and improves the blood circulation in the vein tissues. This, in turn, helps cells to restore back to their original state. Finally, lots of fiber-rich diet, fruits and drinking lots of water can soften the stool which further decreases the pain of hemorrhoids during pregnancy.