U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Does your poop change colour before labour

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: Having bowel movements is not a sign of labor, but as the baby grow larger in your uterus ("belly"), the growing fetus can push on your bowel, giving ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
You may.: When pushing, it would not be uncommon to pass some stool. Often, your obstetrician may recommend an enema prior to labor, to help empty the rectum. ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No: Not likely that it would cause any labor symptoms. But it certainly can cause hemorrhoids!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
May be labor: If you are dehydrated, you can have contractions. So, you might try lying down and drinking a lot of water. If they go away it's not labor. If not, yo... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Late pregnancy: As the baby descends and gets larger, pushing on the bowel, you will have the urge to defecate more, but it is not a sign of labor exactly.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Kondilis
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Birthing Fears: Giving birth is a vulnerable experience. You're body is exposed and yes, while pushing you are likely to go the bathroom. When your birthing team, ask... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Diarrhea: really you have diarrhea even if its not watery bowel movements. the main concern would be dehydration and some kind of infection causing the diarrhe... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
These symptoms don't necessarily indicate anything serious or dangerous, but they certainly are inconvenient and unpleasant. And even "occasional" rec... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Non-stimulants: Most non-stimulant stool softeners, such as colace, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or metamucil, should help. For quick relief, try an enema - it's ve... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Possibly: If your pains persist, see your doctor.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

People also searched for:

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership