Thrombosed hemorrhoid removed on Wed - please help!
I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I developed a thrombosed hemorrhoid on Tuesday, went to the proctologist Wednesday and he said it had to be removed. That was AWFUL! This whole experience has made my C-Section and recovery with my first child feel like a walk in the park!
The pain has gotten much much better over the last day or so - except for 1 thing. A bowel movement is unbearable. I can't even get through it (and I have a fairly high pain threshold!!). The burning/stinging is so intense, it sends me to the floor crying. I had a BM on Friday - and that really wasn't too bad!! Needless to say I'm completely caught off guard that further attempts at a BM have been this horrible!!
I've tried twice today - and I definitely have to go to the bathroom. Each time I've produced a nickle-sized amount of poop before I couldn't do it anymore. Its almost like I'm having a spasm or something...the poop starts to come out ok, but then things close up and that pain is SO intense!!! After the first BM attempt (I did get some poop out - can it even be called a BM??) I soaked in the tub for a bit. When I got out of the tub, I noticed that 2 of the knots from my absorbable stitches were floating in the water. Is it too early for the absorbable stitches to be coming out?!?! Now I'm even more nervous to have a BM because I don't want to do any damage to the wound.
If anyone has any advice or anything, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm so depressed about this and sort of wish I had just dealt with the offending hemorrhoid and the pain. At least then I was able to have a BM. I'm also concerned about recovery from this because I'm due August 31, but realistically...I could go into labor any day now!!!! The last thing I want to be dealing with is healing from this procedure AND a C-Section AND taking care of a newborn!!!!