is it piles/anal fissure??? please help!!

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Hi this is my Second pregnany and since i was 11 weeks i noticed some bleeding after passing a stool so went to see the nurae who did an examination down there and confirmed itwas piles, i suffer with health anxiety so i wasnt settled with the diagnosis, anyway i relaxed and only had a couple of bleeding episodes, im now 24 weeks pregnant and recently have been have some bleeding when i wipe after a bowel movememt, it also feels quite sharp when i poo like im tearing the skin and a small amount of bright red blood is seen on the paper ( there is none mixed in with the stool) ive had a look down there nd i can see what i think is a pile, amd also a tear i think, it feels sore now has anyone had any experience with this problem and should i be worried? All i think about is what if its cancer :-\ i no thats very inlikely bei gs ive beem seem by the nurse twice and was not concerned, im also 20years old.

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    Hi Maisiemarie

    I'm also someone who has health anxiety so quite understand how you might feel.  However, I can tell you that my daughter, at around your age, had exactly the same symptoms during and after her first pregnancy.  It was piles and they eventually cleared up.  If you are not happy with the nurse's diagnosis then go back to your doctor and get her to do a physical examination.  But, my money is on piles which is very common in pregnancy and presents exactly as you have described.

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      Thanks so much roseann for your comment its nice to hear some reasurring advice on this as it bothers me on a daily basis, i deep down know its only piles but i cant shift the thought of it being somthing much worse :-( il be seeing the doctor again if it keeps happening, thanks again x
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    Hello, Im sorry you are going through this. I had this also. Its called hemorrhoids. Basically pregnant women are more likey to become constipated from the swell of you're growing uterus and baby growing ontop of you're rectal. It causes everything to slow down. But the pressure from all of it can cause you're veins there to become swollen and tear a little while using the bathroom. It is normal. You can see you're doctor for a medicine for the soreness and to help move things along so its not straining so much and that will help a lot. If you do not do something with medicine it can get worse through pregnancy and even after birth but it is not life threatening. Good luck and hang in there!
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      Thanks for your reply kayla iam usingn anusol which is brilliant stuff for when i have a flare up and i have no more sorness or bleeding for now! Lol us it possible to have hemorrhoids and anal fissure at the same time cus i swear i can see both? X
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