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How serious is bloody stool as a side effect from pregnancy?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Depends on cause

Many pregnant women have hemorrhoids that may produce blood stool and may resolve after delivery.
However, any bleeding in the stools is a serious issue, including hemorrhoids, the later can cause enough blood loss to make a person anemic. It would be prudent to see your doctor, which you should be doing as part of antenatal care.

In brief: Depends on cause

Many pregnant women have hemorrhoids that may produce blood stool and may resolve after delivery.
However, any bleeding in the stools is a serious issue, including hemorrhoids, the later can cause enough blood loss to make a person anemic. It would be prudent to see your doctor, which you should be doing as part of antenatal care.
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