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A 27-year-old female asked:

Painful bowel movements. like brick being sent upwards; knocks wind out of me. recently gave birth, also happens during menstruation. no hemorrhoids.

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Scarring: There could be some scarring in the posterior cul-de-sac, the area between your vagina/uterus and the rectum/colon. That is, that when you have a bowel movement, it could be pulling on scar tissue. It's common to have pain in the area following giving birth, so hopefully this pain will dissipate with time. In the meantime, might consider using MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or generic equivalent to help ease movements

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