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A 26-year-old female asked:

i'm 30 weeks and been constipated for about a week i made two kinda hard bowel movement today than an hour later two diarrhea bowel movements what can?

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Problem solved: Your rectum absorbs a lot of the fluid in your stool since you have been constipated the stool in your rectum has been preventing the rest from losing the fluid it normally would. When you had a bowel movement the colon emptied itself including the softer more liquid stool. If the diarrhea continues there may be another illness, but hopefully this just marks a resolution to your constipation.

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