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Bowel Movements During Third Trimester Of Pregnancy
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
No: I wouldn't say that it's normal to have uncontrolled bowel movements. There can definitely be a lot more pressure on the rack them in the third trimester due to the position of the babies head. Definitely mom's express that they feel like they don't have as much time to get to the bathroom. Uncontrolled implies loss of sphincter control or an autonomic nerve problem discuss with your doctor in greater detail. ...Read more
Is it normal to cramp a little bit during pregnancy (6w2d). Usually goes away when I empty my bladder or have a bowel movement. No bleeding. Hb visible?
Cramps: Many women have cramps and pregnancy. In your case it sounds like it may be related to your bowel function. Perhaps taking MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) every day would help. Make sure you're getting prenatal care and have had a visit with the doctor to make sure you have a normal healthy pregnancy. ...Read more
I just found out that I am pregnant. I have not had a bowel movement in a week And I am in pain. What is safe to take to help me go during pregnancy?
Stool straining?: Are you straining (Valsalva maneuver) at the stool to have a bowel movement? If so, it could be hemorrhoids as an alternative to vaginal spotting. If you are doing the Valsalva maneuver regularly, it may also be producing the vaginal spotting as well. Constipation is quite common during pregnancy and your OB MD can give you advice about solutions when he/she is seen at an appointment. ...Read more
No: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more
Non specific: Symptom, if u are worried or want to know please do a preg test. ...Read more
Period2/5-9 sex2/16 soft bowel movement & feel constipated gassy but it feel trapped feeling kinda nauseated & have dizzy spell pregnancy or sum else?
If your 9months pregnant and don't have a bowel movement everyday or even every other day is that normal? Was like that b4 pregnancy as well
It's normal and not: Uncommon to be constipated during pregnancy. The enlarged uterus with fetus onboard compresses on the intestines and the effect of hormones causing relaxation of the intestinal wall contribute to the problem. Best wishes! Http://americanpregnancy. Org/pregnancyhealth/constipation.Html. ...Read more
Took bcp at 9 am at 10 had watery loose bowel movement. Had sex with condom later in the day, no leaks known. Chance of pregnancy? Bcp effective still
Do constant stomach cramps, gassiness and bowel movement indicate signs of pregnancy? No spotting, morning sickness. Stomach pains come and go
Hello I'm in third trimester of pregnancy but I feel real less movement of my baby but in 2nd trimester I felt a lot movement?
Fetal movement: At 28 weeks your baby is a nice sized fish in a nice sized pond. At 35 weeks your baby is a big fish in a small pond. The number of movements and activity of the baby does not really change. It is the perception by you causing the changes. Rather than all the punches and kicks you now feel more rolling type activity due to the baby's size in the confines of your uterus. ...Read more
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
Yes: You should feel your baby move every day. Babies have sleep cycles and you may not feel them move while you are sleeping. If it has been more than a couple of hours since you felt your baby move, try eating a snack or drinking juice, often this will make babies more active. If you are still not feeling movement you should call your doctor or the hospital to listen to the baby's heartbeat. ...Read more
Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.
Just started 3rd trimester, and sex causes some cramping in abdomen making it uncomfortable and a bit painful. Should I also be concerned for the baby?
Why are there bowel movements during final stages pregnancy and the causes of shortness of breathe even though iron supplements have been prescribed?
Both normal: It's not that late pregnancy causes bowel movements: it's that when you "push" (to get the baby out), you push your bm too-so you want to be empty to avoid an accident. Shortness of breath is normal because your large uterus is interfering with the full expansion of your lungs. It will get all better in roughly 10 weeks! ...Read more
I have had my period; no spotting; home pregnancy tests x 2 negative but there is pelvic pain on the left side. Hurt during bowel movement?
See below: You should consult with yor ob-gyn doctor pain is unusual and the cause should be foundf. ...Read more
Pain vs no pain?: Bleeding with bm and if associated with much pain, likely anal fissure and/or external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoid usually does not hurt and blood is often found coating the stool rather than mixing with it. Better safe than sorry, check with your doc to see what you have. External hemorrhoids and fissures r pain in the _ _ _ but not dangerous, and can be treated. Good luck. ...Read more
Vagus nerve issues:
Having a bowel movement activates the vagus nerve and overstimulation of that nerve can cause weakness and nausea. See http://www. Brainprotips. Com/vagus-nerve-symptoms/
and http://drsircus. Com/general/function-vagus-nerve/
for details. Conventional medicine does not really address this, but acupuncture, homeopathy and a treatment called neural therapy may help address this. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more