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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13-02-2016 16:29 #1
Bit gross but has anyone had blood in bowel movements in late pregnancy?
13-02-2016 16:38 #2
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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13-02-2016 17:28 #3
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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13-02-2016 17:36 #5
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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13-02-2016 20:00 #8
13-02-2016 21:24 #9
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.
13-02-2016 21:34 #10
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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