The “Unmentionables”…

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When you’re pregnant, your body may sometimes feel like an unfamiliar place. You may find yourself somewhat out of control when it comes to certain bodily functions…. the “unmentionables.” These can include everything from burping to gas, incontinence, and worst of all, hemorrhoids, which may continue to be more problematic after you deliver.


The good news is that most of the “unmentionables” resolve with birth and rapidly become a distant memory. But, hemorrhoids can linger, leaving you feeling uncomfortable and even unable to sit at times. Yet, hemorrhoids can be a very difficult problem to talk about. That time is over. Especially because there are many things you can do to relieve the discomfort.


“It is not unusual for a hemorrhoid to resolve on its own after delivery,” explains NYC-based Colorectal Surgeon, Dr. Frank J. Lacqua, MD. “But, sometimes they continue to be a problem, especially when they protrude and cause pain. It’s important for a woman who has post-partum hemorrhoids to have them checked. There are topical creams that can help if the hemorrhoid isn’t severe and there are procedures that can help to restore comfort. The important thing is to be evaluated at an early enough stage for good intervention to take place.”


RectiCare® (Lidocaine 5%) Anorectal Cream is a topical, local anesthetic that contains the highest non-prescription lidocaine strength available. It works quickly to relieve pain, itching and burning associated with hemorrhoids and other anorectal disorders. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should check with their Physician before use. 


Each tube of RectiCare® Cream comes with a supply of “finger cots,” little covers that fit over the finger. They promote hygienic application, since the finger (skin) doesn’t come into contact with the product or the area to which it is being applied. RectiCare® Cream retails for $29.99 and is available at Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS stores without a prescription. For more information or coupons, please visit

Self Disclosure: I did receive a free sample to facilitate this feature but honestly did not review because I did not need to use but thought that some of our readers would find this information helpful. Credit: RectiCare®.

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