When you’re pregnant, the volume of blood circulating round your body increases. At the same time, high levels of the hormone progesterone relax the walls of your blood vessels.
The veins below your uterus (womb) are more likely to become swollen and stretched, as the weight of your growing baby puts pressure on them. This is why you’re more prone to piles and varicose veins when you’re pregnant. Constipation another pregnancy bugbear, can also cause piles.
You may also develop piles when you give birth, during the stage when you push out your baby. It’s thought that about one in five mums has piles the day after giving birth. They often disappear in the weeks after you’ve had your baby.
Piles are very common during pregnancy. If you have had them before you became pregnant, you may get them again. Plenty of women, though, have them for the first time while they’re pregnant. Piles probably affect about one in 10 women in their third trimester.
Although piles are the most common cause of bleeding, any bleeding from your bottom should be checked by your doctor.
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