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Can constipation cause bleeding?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
25 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is very common to be constipated when you are pregnant. Hard stools can irritate and cause fissures (cracks/cuts) in the anal/perianal area, resulting in bleeding when you move your bowels or wipe yourself. If you are experiencing bleeding from the vagina and are pregnant, you need to inform your obstetrician so he/she can investigate where the bleeding is coming from.
Answered on May 9, 2019
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