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Medical Device Approved To Prevent Hemorrhoids After Childbirth

About 25 percent of mothers develop hemorrhoids as a direct result of vaginal births: image via gearfuse.comAbout 25 percent of mothers develop hemorrhoids as a direct result of vaginal births: image via gearfuse.com This week a patented device called Hem-Avert® Perianal Stabilizer was approved for use during labor and vaginal childbirth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  From 750,000 to 1 million women every year, in the U.S. alone, suffer from external hemorrhoids after vaginal childbirth.  Soon the device will be available to hospitals and physicians nationwide.

The Hem-Avert, made by Plexus Biomedical, is the first of its kind.  The device is applied externally and is designed to support the perianal region of a patient during labor and delivery.  Considering the incidence of birth induced hemorrhoids, the device stands to be highly successful, and not only in the U.S.

Prior to FDA approval, Plexus conducted multicenter clinical trials in which women were randomly selected to use Hem-Avert during labor and birthing.  Though 25 percent of the control group developed hemorrhoids as a direct result of childbirth, none of the women who used the Hem-Avert developed hemorrhoids as a result of vaginal delivery.

Plexus believes that better patient outcomes, cost savings, and patient demand for its use will contribute to the success of Hem-Avert.

 

sources: PRN Newswire, Hem-Avert

 

 

Comments
Feb 27, 2011
by Anonymous

No thanks.

More crap for doctors/hospitals/nurses to pressure you to have to give birth. No thanks, I'll deal with the hemorrhoids IF I get them. Same thing regarding episiotomy vs tearing naturally, etc.

Aug 10, 2011
by dinni

That's what I call progress,

That's what I call progress, I know for a fact a log of women would be willing to pay good money for this kind of treatment. I first read about this device on a physician website design resource and now I can only hope it will be available in our country too.

Feb 10, 2012
by Anonymous

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Apr 6, 2012
by golisrobort

Extremely ridiculous with

Extremely ridiculous with excellent information for me by acknowledging such innovative product design specially for designed to support the perianal region of a patient during labor and delivery.Basically this Hem-Avert® Perianal Stabilizer provides a supportive base to the perianal region to have a successful and pleasing birth.Glad to know about such advantageous medical devices.