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Pregnant Or Constipated
Constipated for 4 days. Bloated, not hungry, stomach cramps. How do I know if it's a bowel obstruction or constipation? Tried softener and laxative
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
Nausea,Uncomfortable,Bloated,Increased Cervical Fluid, Constipated, Tired and Hungry , Could I be Pregnant? Or something else.
Can you be constipated but still having bowl movements every other day or so? Let's left stomach pain.feel constipated. Happens around ovulation.
Prob ovulation pain: If you're still having regular bowel movements, is not likely constipation. If the pain is occurring around the time of ovulation, it's probably related to it. When the egg is released, sometimes some fluid or blood will spill in the pelvis, and cause pain for a few days. ...Read more
I am 28wks pregnant and need to take a laxative. Are laxatives with sennosides harmful during pregnancy?
Obstetrician: I firmly believe that a pregnant woman should check with her obstetrician before taking any medications and that includes over the counter ones as some products could stimulate uterine contractions although a simple stool softener like colace (docusate sodium) shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
Ten weeks pregnant no bowel movement in 2 wks. Took laxative unaware not supposed to worried about baby having worse abdominal cramps and fever?
Baby no side effects: The baby's GI tract is not developed enough at 10 weeks to have specific side effects from medication. The concern about many medications at this state of pregnancy is about concerns of how the medication may affect growth and/or normal development of the baby, as lots is going on right now. I don't know what laxative you took, but best to discuss specifics with your OB - including your problems. ...Read more
After constipated bowel movement i get severe menstrual like cramping and even vaginal bleed no periods anymore due to iud. history ovarian cysts?
Address constipation: You shouldn't be worried that you have some vaginal spotting when you are constipated and pushing hard. The history of ovarian cysts is not worrisome either unless you are having pain with sex, or general abdominal pain, increased fullness or strong family history of ovarian cancer. If so, see md. Address the underlying constipation with increased fluids and some MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (or generic equivalent). ...Read more
Upper abdomen feels full/bloated n distanced even if I don't eat or after bowel movements. Breath shortness. Not lactose intolerant. Pregnant? Neg hpt
Abdominal problems : Need to be examined and more information ...Read more
Im 10 weeks pregnant , is Metamucil safe during pregnancy? Can i take it every day? Very constipated and food fiber is not working..
Yes it is safe: Constipation during pregnancy is extremely common. It can be difficult to control, and if not treated, hemorrhoids become your next big problem! metamucil is safe, even daily. You should also be on a stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium) 100mg 1-2 times per day. This is also safe. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Almost 7 weeks pregnant no morning sickness and no breast tenderness. I do feel gasy and constip. But metformin loose stool. You think pregnant ok? Worrie
Had a good bowel movement 3 days ago but can't pass a bowel movement now. Very constipated even though I'm taking stool softeners &drinking alot?
Fiber and Magnesium: Try adding several tablespoonfuls of psyllium husks (Konsyl) to your daily regimen. Mix and drink fast, as it will solidify in the glass otherwise. Follow with another glass of water. Do this daily. Add magnesium to your diet, as well--500-1500 mg per day. You can't overdose on magnesium, because it will give you diarrhea. Find the dose that's right for you. ...Read more
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Can chronic constipation (bad constipation) give you light menstrual like cramping? I have this and im extremely constipated but not close to period .
Yes: Stool can leak around obstruction.Get a more detailed answer ›
12 weeks pregnant: That is early to feel bloated. 16 to 18 weeks start feeling heartbeat ...Read more
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