I shared in another thread that like many of you I was struggling with hemorrhoids throughout my pregnancy. All of a sudden on Thursday they took a turn for the worst, completely prolapsed & swollen. Called my OB's nurseline & they said there's not much I can do besides home treatment, especially since I'm so close to my due date. Later I had a very constipated BM & All that evening I was in tears from the non-stop pain & swelling. Just sitting on the toilet makes me scream & of course no matter how I lay down, my butt cheeks further compress the swelling. Called my OB's office again on Friday & got an appointment - once they saw how large & severe the problem was (he said they have their own zip code), they sent me straight to L&D since there were no beds in GI. After hours of waiting in the triage room (with no pain medication) & promises that they could drain them today, the GI doc finally arrived & determined there may be some thrombosis but it is mostly severe swelling so the procedure to remove them is very complicated & he'd prefer not to operate if possible. So now I'm on Day 2 in the hospital of trying to "wait it out" - but at least they're giving me meds to help manage the pain & allow me to get some sleep. I'm not so sure about this GI doc's plan but my OBs have been amazing & are exploring every option in terms of relieving my pain & making sure baby can be delivered safely. Such a miserable situation but LO is doing great still so that's what matters most to me. Hopefully there'll be some good news in store soon for me/us.