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After Giving Birth Is It Normal To Bleed When Pooping
Sometimes: During labor, especially when pushing, you can cause hemorrhoids to worsen. If you have internal hemorrhoids then can bleed easily when you have a bowel movement. You should check with your doctor to see if you have internal hemorrhoids as there are medications which can help. ...Read more
YOU SHOULD be asking: Your OB that question, that is part of your ob's job, you can have some lochia that should keep getting lighter for 3-4 weeks sometimes longer if you are having heavy bleeding or it was light then gets heavier you may ahve a problems with your uterus like it is not inv0luting properly or retained tissue, if you are worried your OB can do an exam blood work and ultrasound, I tell my pts what to exp. ...Read more
Yes: Your intestines take a while to get back to normal, so it may take several days for you to need to have a bowel movement. In that time, the stool can get hard and be difficult to pass. It's a good idea to take a tool softener until things are working right. And keep up your fluids! ...Read more
Yes: If there is stool in your lower bowel and rectum you will push it out as you are pushing the baby down the birth canal. This is normal and common and we simply clean it up as it occurs. You can request an enema (or give your self one) when labor starts to minimize this from happening. ...Read more
I've been bleeding for over 7 weeks after giving birth it seemed to slow down initially after 4 weeks then it got heavy. Is this normal? Or my period?
Your body: Is responding normally to not having normal hormonal balance for 10 months. Sometimes this can lead to irregular bleeding during or in between periods for a few months before you become regular again. If you are trying to get pregnant (just IF), then you will need to wait for your periods to be regular. If not, then just ride it out. If it persists beyond 3-4 months, go see a healthcare pro. ...Read more
Unusual: Seems too long, especially if this is on the heavier side. The OB provider would want to evaluate this ...Read more
No: That is not right unless you bled and stopped and then started bleeding again that may signify your first period after birth. Continuous non-stop bleeding after delivery x 16 weeks is not normal, otherwise, and calls for a check up with your obgyn. ...Read more
I have been bleeding for 3 months after giving birth nonstop. It is light but I want to know if its normal. I'm also on the depo.
Not really normal: If patients of mine are still bleeding after about 6-7 weeks, then I usually do an ultrasound to see if there's something wrong. There isn't always a problem to be found, but it's nice to know that for sure. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) does cause irregular bleeding too, especially if you are not breastfeeding. In any case, i'd look into it further. ...Read more
After giving birth I had 5 weeks of normal bleeding, but 1 week after my check up I started bleeding and haven't stopped since and its going on 3 months.
See doctor: If you've been bleeding for 3 months, this isn't normal and I would make an appt with gynecologist for evaluation. It's possible that has nothing to do with recent birth, but problem with uterus, thyroid or pituitary. See a doctor for evaluation though, bleeding could cause anemia and fatigue as well. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: If it was only one episode and you are only having brown discharge now, it is not a cause for concern. However, if you are continuing to bleed, you should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Had 2nd degree tear 9 days ago after giving birth. Continue to bleed on and off in intensity - is this normal?
Post-partum bleeding: It's normal to bleed off and on for a few weeks after giving birth. But if it's heavy, it can be a sign of problems so touch base with your OB doctor. ...Read more
I'm bleeding since yesterday. I gave birth last july 23 via cs. Is this normal? Menstruation aftr 2 months of giving birth?
Rectal bleeding is never "normal". However, as most women develop hemorrhoids during pregnancy, rectal bleeding when moving your bowels is not uncommon.
For the present, warm baths with epsom salts and anusol cream will help.
If the bleeding persists, have a doctor look at your rectum.
Congratulation on the baby's birth. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more
Would you say it's average to bleed for 19 days after giving birth? Is there an average window for bleeding? My friend just had a baby 3 weeks ago.
Not unusual: Bleeding is common for 4weeks following a delivery, but occasionally my patients note persistent bleeding at their 6week exam. The overall length of flow varies, but as long as the trend is to lighter flow, I would not be concerned. There may be some times when the flow increases, but this usually abates within a few hours. Such episodes are common in the first couple of weeks following delivery. ...Read more
Yes.: Post partum bleeding is a normal part of the birth process. There can be abnormal bleeding as well but your doctor will know the difference. ...Read more
Is there a way to prevent pooping while im giving birth to my child (pushing)? I'm afraid I might and its going to be very embarrassing!
We all poop: Well years ago women were given enemas either in early labor or to help kick start it. So, you could do that or use a Dulcolax suppository. However, as an OB I have seen so many women expel urine or fecal material that it just becomes common place to us and nursing. Don't be embarrassed. We all poop, urinate, pass gas and belch. Its a normal human function. ...Read more
Post delivery: Most commonly after delivery when bleeding is continuous as your question implies, the cause is retained material from the placenta. See your healthcare provider for advice and probably an ultrasound of the womb. If present, the retained fragments may require a "D and C", which is a scraping of the inside of your womb, and is curative. ...Read more