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Presence of blood, white pieces in stool during pregnancy. What could it be?

Hi I am 30 weeks pregnant and have had blood in my stool for a few months now. Lately it has gotten much worse. The bowl will be filled with blood and blood clots everytime I even try to use the bathroom. The blood almost sprays out...much more blood than ever before. And now today I used the bathroom and same filled with blood but there was also white stuff, white pieces on the stool. I have an appointment with a gastroenterologist on the 25th I have been waiting for this appt for some time but now I m afraid to even wait til then. Could u tell me what this may be and if I should be worried. Thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).

Painless fresh bleed in stool can be of few reasons, however I think you are having hemorrhoids because incidence of hemorrhoids increases during pregnancy. For which you have to soften your stool by taking lots of fibres (psyllium fibres) and don't strain while defecation. However still I will advise you to visit a Gastroenetrologist to see for other cause of bleed.

I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. Remain in touch and get-well soon.
Answered: Sun, 4 Aug 2013
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