Hemorrhoids during pregnancy is a swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus. Swollen blood vessels of the rectum cause hemorrhoids.
A hemorrhoid is the most common pregnancy symptom. It affects 50 % of all pregnancy.
It usually appears in the first and second trimester of pregnancy. It’s not considered a sign of pregnancy when you have hemorrhoids in pregnancy.
Having hemorrhoids does not have any harm on the baby. It can be quite annoying since it causes extremely painful to do your routine. It can also cause swelling in the anus.
There are two types internal and external hemorrhoids. The internal hemorrhoids cause mild discomfort and are usually painless.
In severe cases, you might have symptoms such as:
The internal hemorrhoids are hidden inside and not visually. The only time you might see internal hemorrhoids is when they are is swollen, and it’s protruding out.
External hemorrhoids are located underneath the skin that surrounds the anus. It can be touched and might cause itchiness.
Many women develop hemorrhoids after giving birth due to labor and all the pressure.
The swollen veins start shrinking down gradually after delivery. It can last from 2 to 4 weeks with the right care.
Home remedies for hemorrhoids during pregnancy
Natural hemorrhoid treatment in pregnancy
There are several medical treatments for hemorrhoid:
If you have severe bleeding, it’s important to reach out to your doctor.
Its ICD-9 code is 455 while the ICD-10 code used for the condition in K64.8.
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