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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is having a reddish discharge while wiping during pregnancy ok?13 weeks along and ob said everything looked fine. happened again today. can straining do that?

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Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Not sure.: What you are describing sounds like some light spotting, and your OB would be able to give you reassurance if things are ok. Sometimes sex can cause spotting, but you might not know the exact cause, and it might not be related to anything you are doing. Straining can cause hemorrhoids and sometimes these can bleed. Avoid straining, and talk to your doctor more about your concerns.
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