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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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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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