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I am 6 weeks pregnant. I had a bowel movement that I strained abit with it caused vaginal spotting went away within 10 minutes what's going on?

I am 6 weeks pregnant. I had a bowel movement that I strained abit with it caused vaginal spotting went away within 10 minutes what's going on?

SPOTTING PREGNANCY: Sometimes you have minimal bleeding or spotting during pregnancy which will not interrupt gestation. Try bed rest when it happens and you will be ok. Consult OB if persistent. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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


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Seven weeks pregnant and can't poop?

Seven weeks pregnant and can't poop?

Try colace, (docusate sodium) dulcolax: I am sure nausea and vomiting of pregnancy have contributed to this; avoid zofran at all costs, take Reglan (metoclopramide) instead; start with colace 100 mg \ 2-3 times/day and consider Dulcolax for obstipation. Milk of magnesia and lactulose are also gentle, safe choices for stool softening in pregnancy. Drink plenty of fluids and advance your diet to include fiber and grains, fruits and vegetables as tolerated. ...Read more

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Frequent peeing and pooping in early pregnancy is common?

Frequent peeing and pooping in early pregnancy is common?

Sxs: 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. ...Read more

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Sharp pains when pooping, I'm 39 weeks pregnant, should I be concerned?

Sharp pains when pooping, I'm 39 weeks pregnant, should I be concerned?

It depends: Sharp pains with bowel movement are common with constipation or bowel cramping. If the pain only occurs with bowel movement and no other time then it is most likely related to your bowels and not pregnancy. If it continues far beyond bowel movement then you should call your obgyn ...Read more

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I'm 14 weeks pregnant and having problems pooping my stumik feels blooded?

I'm 14 weeks pregnant and having problems pooping my stumik feels blooded?

Drink more fluids: You are obviously constipated. You need many glasses of fluids a day, more than 12. Talk to your OB doctor. ...Read more

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I am five weeks pregnant and have been having some bleeding when I poop is that normal?

I am five weeks pregnant and have been having some bleeding when I poop is that normal?

See your doc: While some bleeding early in your pregnancy can be normal, any new bleeding during pregnancy must be evaluated by your doc. See your doc right away. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant stray kitten sneezed in my face multiple times I was not exposed too poop can I catch something?

I'm pregnant stray kitten sneezed in my face multiple times I was not exposed too poop can I catch something?

YourCatHasSneezles??: Cat respiratory secretions don't carry any viruses that can make you sick, but they are contagious to other cats and. You could carry it to other cats. You can catch other cat infections like conjunctivitis or Toxoplasmosis and others, so be careful about that. Cats are the only animals that can shed this parasite, so get someone else empty the cat box. Petting your cat is OK. Kissing, No. ...Read more

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12 day old, pooping pebbles? Bottle fed, really struggles and strains to poop? What can I do?, should I be concerned?

12 day old, pooping pebbles? Bottle fed, really struggles and strains to poop? What can I do?, should I be concerned?

Change formula: It sounds like constipation, which may be from the formula she is taking. I would recommend trying a different formula for a few days to see if it helps, then stay with it.
No medicine at this time. ...Read more

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Hi I found a little brown worm in my poop and my girlfriend is pregnant and I wanted to know it its posibal to pass it thru you know what?

Hi I found a little brown worm in my poop and my girlfriend is pregnant and I wanted to know it its posibal to pass it thru you know what?

Worms?: You should be tested for the presence of parasites which can be treated. Have no idea what a brown worm in your stool could be, but it can, if you have a parasite, be passed on to another person by the oral/fecal route. If you are having oral sex with your girlfriend or she with you, then it is conceivable to be transmitted. Go get seen by a doctor, and tell us what this was. ...Read more

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I'm so constipated. I'm 6week pregnant. Once I poop in afternoon but in evening again I feel like going to toilet but I hv to push.! Help me!

I'm so constipated. I'm 6week pregnant. Once I poop in afternoon but in evening again I feel like going to toilet but I hv to push.! Help me!

Stool softener: Ask your health care provider for a stool softener that he/she may prescribe or you can buy without a prescription. Other than that, plenty hydration (drinking 1.5 l of water over the course of the day) and prune juice would be my suggestion. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant in 39 weeks and 4 days today and yesterday I had greenish poop it's almost like rot on the poop is that something bad or it's ok?

I'm pregnant in 39 weeks and 4 days today and yesterday I had greenish poop it's almost like rot on the poop is that something bad or it's ok?

You are fine: Green poop is nothing to worry about nor important to figure out why. 39 weeks and 4 days? Get ready for your big day! Good luck!!! ...Read more

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Should I push to poop when pregnant?

Should I push to poop when pregnant?

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 more

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Is pooping a lot a sign of pregnancy?

Is pooping a lot a sign of pregnancy?

No: Symptoms of early pregnancy include breast tenderness or fullness, nausea and or vomiting, fatigue, needing to urinate frequently. Pooping a lot doesn't typically occur in a normal pregnancy, and if there is severe cramping or persistent, ask your doctor to help figure out why. ...Read more

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Is pooping a lot a sign of pregnancy?

Is pooping a lot a sign of pregnancy?

It's not diagnostic: For pregnancy. If you have missed your period, please take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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7weeks pregnant and hard to poop. Normal?

7weeks pregnant and hard to poop. Normal?

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

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Can early pregnancy cause green poop?

Can early pregnancy cause green poop?

Probably not, but...: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you consumed in the last few days. If the green color is unusual for you & persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can early pregnancy cause green poop?

Can early pregnancy cause green poop?

Probably not, but...: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you consumed in the last few days. If the green color is unusual for you & persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can early pregnancy cause green poop?

Can early pregnancy cause green poop?

Probably not, but...: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you consumed in the last few days. If the green color is unusual for you & persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can early pregnancy cause green poop?

Can early pregnancy cause green poop?

Probably not, but...: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you consumed in the last few days. If the green color is unusual for you & persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is your poop different at early pregnancy?

Is your poop different at early pregnancy?

See below: It can be. However as it progresses can have more constipation and hemorrhoids. If you have black tarry or bloody stools or persistent diarrhea, let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Is it unsafe to pick up dog poop in pregnancy?

Is it unsafe to pick up dog poop in pregnancy?

Not unsafe: You should be fine picking up dog poop (using sanitary means-plastic bags, etc) when pregnant. ...Read more

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What could happen if I squeeze to poop on my early pregnancy?

What could happen if I squeeze to poop on my early pregnancy?

You may be very rare: It says you are a male. Perhaps there's an error here. If you really are pregnant and have some constipation that requires straining, your baby will probably be unharmed - but you might develop or exacerbate hemorrhoids and they can truly be a pain in the a--! talk with your doctor about prenatal diet suggestions, drink enough water every day 6-8 glasses and be as active as the doctor allows. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more