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22 weeks pregnant got dark red blood in stool. Do i need to worry?

hello im 22 weeks pregnant and for the past 3 times iv gone number 2 there is Alot of blood when i wipe and even in the tiolet and one of the times it was dark red with blood clots when i wiped ant the other two time the blood in the toilet was dark but when i wiped it was bright red please help if you can is this something searious or what
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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If you have constipated bowels, this could be due to a fissure or hemorrhoids which bleed while passing stool. In case of a fissure, you get pain while passing stool. Red-colored blood indicates fresh bleeding. Pregnancy increases the blood flow to the pelvic organs and also the pressure effect of the uterus enhances the effect. You should see that there is no constipation and the stool passed is soft. You may use stool softeners. You can use local applications as advised by your doctor after an examination to localize the cause. Good luck.
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