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after giving birth is it normal to bleed when pooping

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience Urogynecology
Sometimes: During labor, especially when pushing, you can cause hemorrhoids to worsen. If you have internal hemorrhoids then can bleed easily when you have a bo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: After childbirth the cycle pattern can change including length of cycle, number of days on menses, blood loss, cramps, etc.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
YOU SHOULD be asking: Your OB that question, that is part of your ob's job, you can have some lochia that should keep getting lighter for 3-4 weeks sometimes longer if you ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kline
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is exceedingly normal. You have suffered a very traumatic event to your pelvic floor (even though you received a wonderful present for doing so) an ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It can be normal to have menses one month after birth. Others may take 6 weeks or more. It will depend on whether you are breast feeding & perhaps o ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armando Russo
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It depends on the interval between childbirth and menses and whether you are breastfeeding.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Hemorrhoids?: Being pregnant and giving birth can lead to hemorrhoids, dilated veins about the anus through which stool passes as it leaves the body. Hemorrhoids c ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wilk
51 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Very common: Rectal bleeding is never "normal". However, as most women develop hemorrhoids during pregnancy, rectal bleeding when moving your bowels is not uncommo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Blood=tissue injury: The prime feature of self sex is your ability to control the intensity. Bleeding after any activity would suggest tissue injury.This injury may be sup ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
26 years experience Gynecology
Yes.: It is not uncommon to have spotting, bleeding or other minor problems during the first several months of beginning a new birth control. If these symp ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Vaginal bleeding: It is unusual to have vaginal bleeding after a work out, but it would not be uncommon to have vaginal bleeding after ovulation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: That is not right unless you bled and stopped and then started bleeding again that may signify your first period after birth. Continuous non-stop blee ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unusual: Seems too long, especially if this is on the heavier side. The OB provider would want to evaluate this
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No IT IS NOT: No it is not normal.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kelber
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Periods can be very irregular after childbirth. Things that will affect the regularity of your periods are breast feeding (will delay them), birth co ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Godt
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 weeks: For many years obs have always said 6 weeks. I would imagine most patients do not wait that long. With an episiotomy, we feel 6 weeks are needed for ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Possibly: Depends on how rough the sex was. If it continues, check w/your ob> better safe than sorry.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Often yes: The vulva often gets darker during pregnancy. This is a physiologic response to pregnancy hormones and subsides after delivery.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Feel ready: It's normal whenever the woman feels ready, although intercourse is mostly discouraged until 6 weeks. Many women take longer to feel ready, there's no ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
It : It can be. If when you are being intimate with your partner and he enters your vagina with his fingers he aggressive touches you, it can cause some tr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
It is not the rule: But it is possible. Since it is hanging in the uterus through the cervix , the tip being in the vagina , any pressure can make micro bleed . The amoun ... Read More
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