I have hemorrhoids, what should I do?
Pregnancy can lead to hemorrhoids. They are due to the compression of the uterus on the large blood vessels, a hormone (progesterone) and constipation. Hemorrhoids can be painful and can result in bleeding, but they do not represent a risk to your baby.
Talk to your physician.
- Avoid constipation
- Your physician may prescribe a hemorrhoid cream
- Avoid prolonged standing