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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have an increase in bowel movement during second trimester?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
family medicine 15 years experience
Depends on person. : Lots of women actually get constipated during pregnancy, exacerbated by hemorrhoids. An increase in bowel movements isn't necessarily a cause for alarm or something abnormal.
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Is a loose/runny bowel movement every morning common in the second trimester?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Diarrhea ?'s : Diarrhea in pregnancy is usually a result of food allergies or viral/bacterial causes. See your OB physician for remedies.
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