A 41-year-old member asked:
Sharp pains when pooping, i'm 39 weeks pregnant, should i be concerned?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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
543 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 16, 2021
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.