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Early pregnancy, pressure in rectum, not constipated, have strings in stool, had asparagus in meal. What could be the cause?

I am very early in pregnancy (about 5 weeks) and have been experiencing a pressure on my rectum even though I don t think I m constipated (sometimes two bowel movements a day, plus my vitamin has a little stool softener in it). When I just went to the bathroom, it looked like there were strings in my stool. I did eat asparagus last night and it resembled the tough, stringy part of it!
Asked On : Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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If a retroverted (backward bent) uterus gets pregnant, then it is possible for pressure to be exerted on the rectum. It is common for foods like raw tomatoes, red beet, lettuce and asparagus and those with less protein and starch to pass quickly into the intestine. As such, some of them may be passed as such in to the stool. If you still have any doubts, you can get a stool test done and follow it up with your doctor. Good luck.
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