Pregnancy is one of the most enriching life experiences. For a woman, the whole nine months is something really worth telling as they become sentimental to even the most trivial of things. But adding up to the long list of body changes, hormonal spikes, cravings and mood swings are some conditions most likely to be seen in pregnant women.
Some of which may not be that pleasing, say comforting as well. Much is the case with hemorrhoid. A hemorrhoid is a lump that forms when veins of swollen anal tissues become dilated. This mass may cause discomforts like itching or pain.
Many of us may have exhibited symptoms of hemorrhoid at one point in our lives. People with a high tolerance for pain can just easily brush off these pangs but for those who feel every ounce of discomfort, solutions are just around the corner.
But what cannot be managed by the triad of proper diet, effective medication and close monitoring of a health professional?
Summing up that Lump
In recognizing hemorrhoids, women must watch out for several warning signs that include seeing drops of blood after wiping the genitalia or noticing a lump after a bowel movement. Do take note also for discomforts such as excessive itching.
External hemorrhoid may form on the opening of the anus. Although this may cause itching and pain, it does not usually require medical treatment unless something significant happens, such as the case of blood clots.
So you need not to be that much troubled about these, rather, be wary about the other type, internal hemorrhoid, fissures located within the anal canal. This type causes severe itching which then leads to bleeding. There are four levels of classification of the said hemorrhoid each depending on severity.
First degree hemorrhoid is accompanied by bleeding but the swelling does not protrude from the anus. Second degree hemorrhoid will bulge and bleed specially during bowel movement but will normally go back into place.
A hemorrhoid on the third degree needs assistance when the fissure protrudes. The final or fourth degree is the most severe since the blood clot-containing mass cannot be put back once it protrudes.
Home treatments in Pain Management
The first thing to do once pain has been an inherent effect is to consult with your physician. Doing so eliminates other health-related reasons such as infections, skin conditions and the dreaded tumors.
Do mention if there has been bleeding at any point, this will signal the doctors to conduct further tests on your colon to rule out the possibility of colon diseases such as polyp formation and colon cancer. The hormonal fluctuation causes pregnant women to experience frequent constipation which consequently leads to formation of hemorrhoid.
Regular exercise negates the discomforts of constipation thereby reducing the risk for to form internal hemorrhoid. To add to the common yet more effective treatments, pregnant women must also carefully plan a well-balanced diet rich in fiber and liquids.
Although these lumps may not be prevented, minimizing risk factors such as constipation can give you a hassle and worry-free pregnancy.