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is constipation a sign of labor

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
LABOR OR CONSTIPATIO: Abdominal pain associated with pregnancy and cervical dilatation is the start of labor. Constipation has hx of no bm x few days.

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Seek help: You may have diverticulosis/diverticulitis. See a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not likely: Mineral oil is relatively mild when used as directed and not in excess or for prolonged periods of time.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Piers Blackett
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Fiber and hydration: Just over 2 lb per month weight loss is good but set reasonable target weights below 95th percentile but above your height percentile. Ensure adequate ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
No: if soon means within a month, then yes. if soon means with a day, then probably not.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fiber supplements : Fiber supplement and stool softeners are available over the counter and can be used to ease constipation during pregnancy. Increasing water intake and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Constipation: With the hormones of pregnancy, constipation can be a problem . Also, if you are still taking your prenatal vitamins and they have iron, then that ca ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not typically: Diarrhea can result in contractions from the release of prostaglandins. IF you are constipated you can take colace, fibercon, metamucil, milk of magn ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Speak to your doctor first.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Pain: Bowel variability can include constipation, diarrhea, bleeding. Pain, fever, local tenderness over colon -left lower commonly, then lab work with W ... Read More

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