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    Default Bit gross but has anyone had blood in bowel movements in late pregnancy?

    Hey ladies, so this is a bit gross but I am wondering if anyone has experienced the same thing. I am 36 + 4 weeks and I went to the toilet before and did a bowel movement and there was blood when I wiped, and the water in the toilet was watery red. I rang the midwives at the hospital and spoke to one, she said it could be a haemmoroid (have had them before after birth) but it's not itchy or anything.

    Am just wondering if anyone has had blood in their bowel movements in late pregnancy, and if it is common. I've never experienced it before. This is my 3rd pregnancy.

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    I did but it was due to hemorrhoids. I didn't realise I had them because I had no other symptoms. Might be worth a trip to the doctors to get checked out.

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    sorry to be gross but could you look with a mirror and see if there's anything bleeding around the opening?

    that's probably what I would do (tmi I know) just to try and get peace of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    sorry to be gross but could you look with a mirror and see if there's anything bleeding around the opening?

    that's probably what I would do (tmi I know) just to try and get peace of mind.
    I shouldn't laugh but I just imagined myself mooning the mirror...that's not a bad idea actually. I am hoping it is a developing haemmaroid, as unpleasant as that sounds. If it happens again, I think i may be making a doctors appointment.

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    sounds like a fissure or internal haemorrhoids
    so u won't see them.

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    Yep I did...hemorrhoids in my case.

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    I am not 100% positive but I would think that ita when the blood is black then it's an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    I am not 100% positive but I would think that ita when the blood is black then it's an issue.
    Thankfully it wasn't...I'd be off to the emergency department me thinks.

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    Didn't have issues particularly during pregnancy but on a couple of occasions I've had bleeding similar to how you describe where the water turns red. It went on for about a week at first before I went to dr and it turned out I had a small tear (didn't have any pain when going to toilet). She prescribed some steroid cream and suppositories and it cleared up. About a year later similar thing happened so presume it was same problem but it only lasted couple days so must have healed itself. Def worth a dr visit though as may be something that needs treatment.

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    I did too & it scared me at first when it happened! I can't remember exactly how many weeks I was but it was in the 3rd trimester a few weeks before having dd. I had never had it before & it ended up being the beginning of a haemorrhoid. I was a little sore to begin with but it was a few days later I could actually feel something & that's when I figured out what it was.....so sorry if tmi!

    If it helps, having Metamucil & taking some softeners (just from chemist but need to make sure it's the right kind for pregnancy) worked wonders for me. There was also a cream I had that was over the counter at pharmacy. I ended up trying two sorts. The first one didn't work. The second one worked great & it was gone within a week or so. If you want to know the name of it, just let me know.

    Anyway I'm so sorry if any of that was tmi! It really freaked me out when it happened as I had never had that happened before. And best thing, I haven't had any more (I was worried I was going to be stuck with it forever).

    Good luck, I hope you find something that helps.


 

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