Postpartum Hemorrhoids

Now pregnant women can avoid the occurrence of external hemorrhoids that can result from vaginal childbirth deliveries.

Hemorrhoids, while not life threatening, can result in pain and discomfort for many women who have vaginal childbirth. Up to 30% of women who have this type of delivery will experience external hemorrhoids (frequently misspelled as hemroids or hemoroids). The Hem-Avert device is applied externally to help prevent the occurrence of external hemorrhoids by providing counter pressure to the anus during the childbirth process.

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For many women, once they have had hemorrhoids resulting from a vaginal childbirth, the only options up until now have been to treat them with: ointments for inflammation, painful injections or surgery. Symptoms can include itching, bleeding, severe pain related to inflammation of the veins (thrombosis), and prolapse, a situation in which hemorrhoids in the lower rectum protrude through the anal sphincter.

The Hem-Avert device reduces the incidence of, and therefore the need to treat, postpartum hemorrhoids because it minimizes the conditions during the delivery process that cause them to occur the first place.

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If you are pregnant or expect to be in the future, ask your healthcare provider about having the Hem-Avert device available for the delivery of your baby. You will be glad you did.

About the device

How it works