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J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2009 Jul;31(7):654-9.

The effectiveness of Proctofoam-HC for treatment of hemorrhoids in late pregnancy.

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The Motherisk Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Currently no topical anti-hemorrhoidal agents have been studied for effectiveness in pregnancy. This study evaluated the effectiveness of Proctofoam-HC used during the last trimester of pregnancy.

METHODS:

In this prospective, open-label, observational study, pregnant women prescribed Proctofoam-HC were asked to complete two telephone interview questionnaires.

RESULTS:

A total of 88 women completed the study. All hemorrhoidal symptoms, including pain, pruritus, swelling, itching, decreased significantly (P < 0.001) and overall well-being improved. The improvement was clinically very significant after correction for potential placebo effect.

CONCLUSIONS:

Proctofoam-HC appears to provide effective treatment of hemorrhoids in late pregnancy.

PMID:
19761640
DOI:
10.1016/s1701-2163(16)34246-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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