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is it normal to poop yourself when pregnant

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There can be changes that happen to the gastrointestinal tract during pregnancy such as frequent stooling, which are hormone driven.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
21 years experience Gynecology
Normal: Constipation is extremely common in the first trimester. High levels of Progesterone slow the bowel down and lead to constipation. Also water intake i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Schermer
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, normal: It depends on what you are eating but stool can be many colors. If your stool is all black and sticky, like tar see your doctor as soon as possible a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Something you ate: It's not uncommon for poop to change color, likely due to something you ate (blueberries?). Not likely due to pregnancy. Having said that, foods lik ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Past history: At age 45 you have had many menstrual cycles. Compare what you are experiencing now to what you have experienced in the past. If you feel something is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Savatiel
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If a bladder infection has been ruled out- then frequent urination is common in pregnancy; especially in the first trimester of pregnancy.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Rectal bleeds: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids ; fissu ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Welcome to pregnancy: Yes, that can definately happen.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, it can be.: It is caused by the gastrocolic reflex.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
45 years experience General Practice
Lactogenesis: Milk production occurs during two stages during pregnancy. Stage I happens during the second haft of pregnancy and produce small amount of milk. Stage ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Do you mean you've experienced nocturnal orgasm like men having wet dream? If so, that is normal and you don't need to worry about it. More? Seek prof ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Pregnancy can cause hemorrhoids. You may want to contact your ob/gyn for a stool softener. Good luck with the pregnancy.
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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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It can happen: Esp after you have intercourse but do not like to see it whether you have had intercourse or not, please call your OB as your OB may or may not want t ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Frequency: As the uterus enlarges because of the growing fetus, the capacity of the urinary bladder decreases because it is sitting right on top of the uterus. A ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You can: If you are worried your doc can check a urinalysis to make sure it looks normal.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: That should not have a particular effect on your energy level. See your doctor for an evaluation for other reasons for your symptoms.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
NO: This is a sign that the alcohol ingestion was toxic to the brain. This is damaging to the body.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I am unaware of an: Association btwn the two.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
It is ok: The stool can go through color changes on a daily basis, mainly dependent on the foods that you eat. If the stool color is consistently an abnormal c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes and no: As the baby gets bigger, you may not be able to empty your bladder completely and you may have to make frequent visits to the bathroom --> that would ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Manago
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Gastrocolic reflex: There is what's called a gastrocolic reflex that starts when you eat something, the stretch of the stomach walls stimulate mechanicoreceptors that sti ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sure: One of the most joyful moments in someone's life if the birth of a child. Feeling envious of that feeling is natural. Not knowing how to deal with new ... Read More

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