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Can constipation cause bleeding?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It can cause bleeding if there is a resultant tear or fissure.
It can also cause bleeding from associated hemmorrhoids.

In brief: Yes

It can cause bleeding if there is a resultant tear or fissure.
It can also cause bleeding from associated hemmorrhoids.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It is very common to be constipated when you are pregnant.
Hard stools can irritate and cause fissures (cracks/cuts) in the anal/perianal area, resulting in bleeding when you move your bowels or wipe yourself. If you are experiencing bleeding from the vagina and are pregnant, you need to inform your obstetrician so he/she can investigate where the bleeding is coming from.

In brief: Yes

It is very common to be constipated when you are pregnant.
Hard stools can irritate and cause fissures (cracks/cuts) in the anal/perianal area, resulting in bleeding when you move your bowels or wipe yourself. If you are experiencing bleeding from the vagina and are pregnant, you need to inform your obstetrician so he/she can investigate where the bleeding is coming from.
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