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Bloody Mucas in stool - 17 weeks pregnant and extremely

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Bloody Mucas in stool - 17 weeks pregnant and extremely worried it’s something serious. Going to the toilet less but not constipated.

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Bloody mucus in stool during pregnancy is a sign of hemorrhoids and this is brought on by the increase in intra-abdominal pressure causing a decrease in venous return leading to congestion of veins in the rectum which makes them dilated. These dilated veins in the rectum are known as hemorrhoids and they bleed whenever stool passes or rubs against them.

Pregnancy-induced hemorrhoids usually subside postpartum, however, during the pregnancy, care must be taken to keep them in check. The first thing to do here is to mention this on your next Ob/Gyn appointment so that an exam can be conducted and diagnosis is confirmed. Once that has been done, the addition of a stool softener like psyllium husk or Metamucil two tablespoons thrice a day and also drink a lot of water. If possible eat more high fiber diet and avoid walking and standing for prolonged periods of time (more than 10 minutes at a stretch).

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you, it’s is not loads but the last 2 times I have noticed it. Bowel movements have been very different since being pregnant as they were in my last pregnancy. Perhaps I will mention this to my og to see if some medication could be prescribed? If there was more to worry about I assume it would be loads of blood including in the toilet ?

Yes, frank bleeding comes with clots and is fresh red in color. It usually is not admixed with mucus.

Secondly, pain is the differentiating feature between something serious and something benign.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you for your help

Glad I could help.

Please take good care!