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Sharp pains when pooping, i'm 39 weeks pregnant, should i be concerned?

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Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
It depends: Sharp pains with bowel movement are common with constipation or bowel cramping. If the pain only occurs with bowel movement and no other time then it is most likely related to your bowels and not pregnancy. If it continues far beyond bowel movement then you should call your obgyn

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