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Doctor insights on: Changes In Bowel Movements During Pregnancy

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Burping and frequent bowel movements in early pregnancy, normal?

Burping and frequent bowel movements in early pregnancy, normal?

Burping is common.: 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. Constipation can occur. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

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


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What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy?

What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy?

A lot!: There are too many changes to list here that happen on every level in your body! Some women have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. Some women become violently nauseated and vomit, have breast tenderness, sharp lower pelvic pain (associated with uterine growth) and may even notice their clothing fitting different. Get the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting". It's a very handy resource! ...Read more

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Several bowel movements during ovulation, is this normal?

Several bowel movements during ovulation, is this normal?

Can be: Around the time of ovulation, you produce chemicals call prostaglandins (among others). One of the side effects of prostaglandins can be diarrhea. ...Read more

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What causes bowel movements during a late cycle?

What causes bowel movements during a late cycle?

Normal digestion: normal ingestion of foods and normal digestive persistalisis. ...Read more

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Can you feel the diffients in the changes in cervical mucus during pregnancy & menstrual cycle?

Can you feel the diffients in the changes in cervical mucus during pregnancy & menstrual cycle?

Thicker : Mucous will be thicker in menstrual cycle in latter half than earlier half if the cycle due to Progesterone levels increasing. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a change in bowel movements. Ie consistency, constipation?

Can anxiety cause a change in bowel movements. Ie consistency, constipation?

Yes: Stress and anxiety can cause a lot of changes and bowel habits are some of the most common things affected. It can cause both constipation and diarrhea and stomach pains. Stress and anxiety also often alter what you eat which will further impact your bowel movements. ...Read more

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Black stools during the menstrual cycle--from uterus or bowel?

Black stools during the menstrual cycle--from uterus or bowel?

Bowel: Black stools can be caused by dietary changes, supplements or bleeding in the bowel. If this happens every month, you should get it checked out. It could be related to endometriosis but you need to rule out bowel problems like colitis, polyps or even cancer. ...Read more

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Female- bleeding during bowel movement?

Female- bleeding during bowel movement?

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

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Why is there blood in toilet during a bowel movement?

Why is there blood in toilet during a bowel movement?

Many reasons: The common causes of blood during defecation may be due to hemorrhoids, anal fissure, inflammation of rectum/colon and cancer. It is important to get checked out to diagnose the cause and get treatment. Even benign causes of bleeding can cause anemia. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have frequent normal bowel movements in early pregnancy? Also cramping slightly with the bm and gas. 8 weeks so far.

Is it normal to have frequent normal bowel movements in early pregnancy? Also cramping slightly with the bm and gas.  8 weeks so far.

Yes: Yes, multiple GI complaints are common. Extreme hormone elevations are the norm for early pregnancy and almost anything goes. Not to worry, with time much of this will dissipate. Hang in there. ...Read more

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What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy? Thanks!

What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy? Thanks!

Are due to hormones: Common early pregnancy symptoms include some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feeling less energetic), a sharper or stronger sense of smell, mild soreness and swelling of the breasts, and maybe some food aversions or cravings. These symptoms are due to quickly rising hormone levels. ...Read more

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More bowel movements during period, is this normal?

More bowel movements during period, is this normal?

It is likely: People can sometimes experience loose sttols and diarrhea during the first or second day of their menstrual cycle. These are brought about by hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Noticable change in stools,Foul smell accompanied with blood in stool and white mucus and infrequent bowel movements.what could this be at 24 yrs old?

Noticable change in stools,Foul smell accompanied with blood in stool and white mucus and infrequent bowel movements.what could this be at 24 yrs old?

Blood in stool: The combination of blood in the stool with accompanying mucus is possibly suggestive of some form of inflammation of the colon, or colitis. There are also other possibilities, but since it is such a big change in your normal stool appearance, I would recommend you see your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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BLoating after period and hardly any bowel movement.possible SIgn of pregnacy?

BLoating after period and hardly any bowel movement.possible SIgn of pregnacy?

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

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Does defecation increase in early pregnancy?

Does defecation increase in early pregnancy?

Not usually: Pregnancy usually has the effect of slowing the bowels and may lead to constipation. However, nothing is 100% and it could be that pregnancy may affect you that way. ...Read more

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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


Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more