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i am 8 weeks pregnant, constipated since bfore pregnancy, then just yestrday when i had to poo, i noticed oil leakage, is this normal? help please ty

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Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Leakage: If you are not taking mineral oil to aid your constipation, one possible explanation may be that of "overflow diarrhea" or the leakage of liquid stool around an impacted stool mass in the rectum. In that case, it's important to relieve the stool impaction.
Answered on Apr 23, 2015
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Changes in bowel: habot are normal during pregnancy. You may be suffering from constipation with fecal leakage. You should consult your oB-GYN for the mediciation with both laxative and stool softener which is safest for you to use,
Answered on Apr 23, 2015
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Oil in BM: Oil is not usual. Did you eat butterfish? As that can cause oily BM. . For consitpation drink lots of fluid alternate water with gatorade so you do not dilute sodium, eat high fiber food lentils oats, barley brown rice 1 cup a day and exercise , walking is great. see below as well . Call your OB this AM http://www.babycenter.com/0_constipation-during-pregnancy_836.bc
Answered on Apr 23, 2015
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