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December 2009 | Volume 6 | Issue 12

Haemorrhoids during Pregnancy


Dr.Shaila..M.Udachankar, MD(hom)
Prof. and HOD Dept. of Repertory
A.M.Shaikh homoeopathic medical
college & Hospital
Belgaum-10, Karnataka

        Many women experience haemorrhoids during and after pregnancy. If a woman has had haemorrhoids in the past, she will be highly susceptible to again experiencing hemorrhoids during pregnancy or immediately after pregnancy. Usually hemorrhoids in pregnant women subside shortly after giving birth but in some cases they can become an ongoing problem.

    The uterus puts pressure on the veins that bring blood back from the lower body to the heart, at the same time as the pregnancy hormone progesterone relaxes the walls of the veins. This combination causes the veins in the lower half of the body to swell. Gravity adds to this effect if you stand or sit for long periods of time.

    Increased abdominal pressure, like pushing out a hard bowel movement or a baby can also inflate these veins.

    Piles internal, associated with constipation and pain in lower back, dry spiky sensation in rectum, lumpy stools which cause stabbing, tearing, or splinter-like pains when passed, anus hot, dry, and itchy-Aesculus.

    Piles protrude like a small cluster of grapes, frequent bleeding reduced by cold applications, burning sensation in rectum and anus, spattery diarrhoea, stool feels like wind and vice versa-Aloes

    Great itching, constant bleeding, constipation, desire to pass stool - Collinsonia

    Bleeding, anus feels sore and bruised - Hamamelis

    Burning, cutting pains before, during, and after passing stool, presence of anal fissure - Nitric ac.

    Where person is sedentary, has frequent urge to pass stool but never feels that bowels empty properly, wakes very early then falls into heavy sleep just as it as time to get up, feels chilly and irritable, has large piles which burn and sting - Nux vomica

    Piles do not bleed but are aggravated by warmth, skin around anus red and sore - Sulphur