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Doctor insights on: Can Constipation Cause Uterine Irritability During Pregnancy

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Fussiness (Definition)

The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them. Irritability can be a very early sign of serious problems. Although irritability is not a symptom of any specific illness, it should arouse suspicion in the parent that something might be wrong with the child, even though there may not ...Read more


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22 weeks pregnant, emergent cerclage at 21 weeks.Almost whole pregnancy when i change positions i often feel tightening.problm?is it irritable uterus?

22 weeks pregnant, emergent cerclage at 21 weeks.Almost whole pregnancy when i change positions i often feel tightening.problm?is it irritable uterus?

Close monitoring: An emergency cerclage is an extremely high risk procedure. Very close monitoring by your doctor is warranted. Please clarify the plan of care with your Obgyn as to how you should proceed. Often these cases are managed with bedrest at home or in the hospital. Serial sonographic cervical lengths are done. Sometimes medications are used to calm the uterus. ...Read more

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Could a uterus polym of 0.5mm cause a problem during pregnancy? A miscarriage? Should it be removed or its too small it might go away with pregnancy

Could a uterus polym of 0.5mm cause a problem during pregnancy? A miscarriage? Should it be removed or its too small it might go away with pregnancy

Yes: It will not go away on its won. It can lead to abnormal bleeding, or infertility or an early miscarriage. But it cannot be removed once you are pregnant. The size is not the issue a small polyp can cause just as many problems as a large one from inflammation of the uterus. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate constipation during pregnancy?

What can I do to alleviate constipation during pregnancy?

Many things to try: There are many things you may try to alleviate/improve constipation symptoms in pregnancy. Potential solutions: increase the fluid, fiber, fruit and vegetable intake; add natural fiber stool softeners to your diet; take your prenatal vitamins (the extra iron is good but may exacerbate constipation) every other day. ...Read more

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Can taking austrolax medicine safe for constipation during pregnancy?

Can taking austrolax medicine safe for constipation during pregnancy?

Be cautious!: Austrolax derives from india. It's advertised contents include: bael 0.5gm, isabgol 1.6gm, senna 0.6gm, amla 0.6gm. Binders, flavors, colors and preservatives. Do you trust your unborn baby's health to this product? As with any medication taken during pregnancy, i'd be very cautious. Instead i urge you to discuss safe and doctor-approved options with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Having trouble pooping and took a pregnancy test and came out positive is constipation or irregular bowl movement a cause from being pregnant?

Having trouble pooping and took a pregnancy test and came out positive is constipation or irregular bowl movement a cause from being pregnant?

Need a visit...: If you have a positive pregnancy test then you are pregnant and need to seek care, especially at your young age. And yes, pregnancy is associated with constipation and bowel problems. While you await a visit, consider colace (docusate sodium) (or generic) 100mg twice daily. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more