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Is It Normal To Poop Yourself When Pregnant
Past history: At age 45 you have had many menstrual cycles. Compare what you are experiencing now to what you have experienced in the past. If you feel something is different with your bowel movements now that you usually have then see a gastroenterologist for evaluation. Bowel movements generally depend on your diet and hydration level not on ovulation. ...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
Yes.: Yes, urinating more frequently during pregnancy is normal. Increased cardiac output, circulating blood volume, and glomerular filtration rate affect the amount of urine produced. As your baby grows, pressure on your bladder may promote the sensation to urinate when your bladder is not completely full because of the mass effect from your uterus. If any other sx's occur, get checked for a uti. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rectal bleeds: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids ; fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal ; rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more
Welcome to pregnancy: Yes, that can definately happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Breast leaking milk during pregnancy. When is it considered normal for this to happen and when is it something to worry about? Should i squeeze it out
Lactogenesis: Milk production occurs during two stages during pregnancy. Stage I happens during the second haft of pregnancy and produce small amount of milk. Stage II happens after delivery marked by onset of copious milk production. Some women may have milk secretion during stage I. No need to squeeze it out. Hope it will help. Thanks and take care. ...Read more
It can happen: Esp after you have intercourse but do not like to see it whether you have had intercourse or not, please call your OB as your OB may or may not want to check you and if you are 11 weeks you would be due for your integrated screen us between 11.5 and 13.5 weeks. ...Read more
I am unaware of an: Association btwn the two.Get a more detailed answer ›
It is ok: The stool can go through color changes on a daily basis, mainly dependent on the foods that you eat. If the stool color is consistently an abnormal color, independent of your diet, then follow with a doctor for further evaluation. It could be the sign of a malabsorption issue. ...Read more
Gastrocolic reflex.: The gastrocolic reflex stimulates large intestinal contractions when food enters the stomach - helps us move our bowels, as more waste is on the way from above. Some people have a very brisk gastrocolic reflex wherein they have to move their bowels right after they eat, sometimes even in the middle of their meals. Not abnormal, but mention it to your usual doctor just to have it on record. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: One of the most joyful moments in someone's life if the birth of a child. Feeling envious of that feeling is natural. Not knowing how to deal with newborn babies is common. Also the relationship with your friends will change because their focus is now on the new life in their world. ...Read more
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