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Straining To Poop While Pregnant
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
I am 9wks pregnant and constipated can you cause any harm to baby when forcing hard to go to bathroom?
Nope.: You probably cannot strain hard enough to increase the pressure so much in your abdominal space to harm a fetus. Don't worry. You may, however, be uncomfortable - fiber, water, stool softeners, and laxatives can all help - just check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure they're safe in pregnancy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have colostomy bag hard time passing stool trying to pass stool what can I take to make it happen stool is hard
Yes: Constipation is a frequent complaint during pregnancy. Occasional laxative use is safe for relief of this common symptom. It is best not to become reliant on laxatives, and adequate exercise, water and fiber are very helpful. Increase fiber gradually to minimize bloating. Ask your provider which laxatives they have found to be best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At 2 weeks pregnant?: The average bowel frequency in america varies from 3 movements daily to 1 every 3-4 days. Whether you have colon inertia, rectal dyssynergia, partial obstruction (intrinsic or extrinsic), ischemic gut, metabolic "imbalance", irritable bowel syndrome, U can get checked & treated. Pregnancy may alter GI transit. Is this a new problem? Tried stool softeners, upped fluid intake, or fiber supplements? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, some of them.: Constipation is common in pregnancy; prenatal multivitamins contain iron which can constipate, Progesterone relaxes the digestive tract, and as you get further along the pressure of the uterus pushes on the rectum. Be sure to eat high fiber foods, drink plenty of water, and exercise. If you're headed to the store, colace (docusate sodium) and metamucil are safe over the counter medications to take as well. ...Read more
My breast feed baby (1month) is pooping everyday about 6 times a day but sometimes acts like he is straining to push poop how can I help him not strai?
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
My baby is constipated she's pushed and pushed to try to poop but only hard stool tries to come out .. What can I do she cries when pushs age 1 month?
Prune juice : Try giving 1 to 2 oz of prune juice per day. If the stool continues to be hard, then see your physician. ...Read more
My breastfeeding 5 month baby constipated past 3 days and struggles, cries to pass poo but he couldn't still. Cries out while straining. Wat can I do?
Constipation in: breast fed babies is uncommon but can occur transiently after introduction of new foods. Gentle rectal stimulation with a rectal thermometer or inflant glycerin suppository is usually effective. Persistent constipation, bloody discharge from the rectum, vomiting, abdominal distension and excessive pain warrant immediate evaluation by your pediatrician. ...Read more
Constipation? stools hard like rabbit droppings once every other day bowel movement. Also slight spotting from vagina when wiping after straining?
Constipation war!: The best approach is to have a plan that you implement every day to avoid constipation. Generous (64+ oz/day) fluid (water) intake is most important, as is including fiber in your diet (particularly whole grains), & daily exercise. Psyllium supplements (such as metamucil) are very helpful & also can be used as a laxative. Often unclear where blood is coming from after straining. Review with doc ...Read more
Urge to have bowel movements but when I go I can't or only manage to get a few hard pebbles. Increased fiber, water, exercise, stool Softener. IBS?
Not necessarily: One with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe medication like Linzess, if laxatives aren't working. ...Read more
Normal: Constipation is extremely common in the first trimester. High levels of Progesterone slow the bowel down and lead to constipation. Also water intake is usually decreased due to nausea and not feeling well. Increase water intake and add a stool softener like colace (docusate sodium). You can also use laxatives like Dulcolax or sennekot if needed. ...Read more
Use stool softener.: Both as treatment and prevention.Eat more fiber, drink more water and exercise more.Hemorrhoids are basically veins that have been injured by our bad habits.Don't let your stools become very hard, the job of the colon is to recover the fluid in the stool;if we do not drink enough water, or eat only highly processed food (no fiber) and don't exercise(the helper to bowel transit) we can expect problems. ...Read more
Is straining on the toilet dangerous? I feel like light straining before going to the bathroom really helps with my BM.
YES: Straining can cause anal or rectal tears or rupture, bleeding, intestinal perforation and bleeding hemorrhoids- just for starters. I suggest 8-10 glasses of electrolyte rich fluids ( Powerade, G, Gatorade, Vitamin water or sports drinks., cereals, bran, lentils and if straining persists, use OTC Miralax, an osmotic laxative which will add water to your lower intestine. ...Read more
Yes: As long as you are using only stool softeners (docusate) and not laxatives, you are safe using them every day, especially if stool is hard. ...Read more
Prob. hemorrhoid: If it persists you should be seen. ...Read more
Recently bowel movements have started to push out some while im standing, about to sit down, or walking to restroom, not diarrhea, what could it mean?
Have incontinence?: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more
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