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My wife is 1-to-2 weeks pregnant (based on when we believe conception occurred) and she has had two instances in the last couple days of very painful stool. Both occurred quite suddenly and were accompanied by chills, profuse sweating, and dizziness. Is t

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Stool softener

Many women have constipation during pregnancy.
And that can be horribly painful and straining can cause all of those symptoms. I would recommend a stool softener from any pharmacy once or twice daily to help that problem. If it does not get better after a week there are more powerful medicines she can take.

In brief: Stool softener

Many women have constipation during pregnancy.
And that can be horribly painful and straining can cause all of those symptoms. I would recommend a stool softener from any pharmacy once or twice daily to help that problem. If it does not get better after a week there are more powerful medicines she can take.
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