Hi ladies! This is a question via anonymous PM... although I admit to being curious, too. I'm not currently pregnant, but BF intends to knock me up at some point after we finally tie the knot... so yeah...what she said! "I'm 28 weeks along and am suffering from hemorrhoids. My OB tells me that this is very common and there's not much I can do about it. He said that the traditional OTC creams may reduce the pain and bleeding but not get rid of the hemorrhoids all together. He also said that for many women, although the hemorrhoids will shrink a few weeks after you give birth, it never really goes away. I'm curious to hear from the preggie/ mommy tPFers whether: 1) hemorrhoids are, in fact, "common" among pregnant women? 2) there really is no cure? (absent surgery) 3) it ever goes away completely after you give birth?" TIA!