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Pregnant with twins. Having constipation and trouble in bowel movement. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 15-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
User:Hi... Good morning
User:Thanks for joining the chat
User:i am 25 weeks pregnant with twins, i am severely conspitated and have trouble in bowel
Doctor:Sorry to hear about that
Doctor:Since you are carrying a twin baby, you would feel constipated even more
Doctor:You must consume plenty of water and more fiber in the form of fruits and vegetable salads
User:if i stress during bowel, will there be any harm to the fetus
Doctor:I would not recommend any medicines for you now
Doctor:Not really
Doctor:But do not strain more than what you can
User:i am already taking 4 litres of water, spinach, fibre food etc
Doctor:Continue the same
User:if i stress little, i am feeling so much pressure in vaginal area
User:so scared to go to toilet
Doctor:Nothing to be scared of
Doctor:Relax and strain little while you want to pass the stools
Doctor:Do not worry about the pressure in the vaginal area, nothing would go wrong there
Doctor:I assure you that
User:ok.. thank you.. i was prescribed stool softner Cremaffin syrup
Doctor:Do not take it often
User:i am not taking it often, what is you opinion about it
Doctor:You can take it, but not often as I said
User:Ok.. any other natural remedies such as prunes, hot water in the night
Doctor:Yes, you could take both of them
Doctor:Are you there?
User:ok... Yes
User:is there any other stool softner which can be taken during pregnancy?
Doctor:You could take Syrup Looz
Doctor:but they are all the same
Doctor:Not much of a difference with Looz and Cremaffin plus
User:one more doubt, can aminotic sac break due to bowel pressure?
Doctor:There are chances for the same
User:sorry cant get you
Doctor:Yes, it is possible
Doctor:aminotic sac can break due to bowel pressure
Doctor:Please let me know if you have more queries
User:is the chances are same due to constipation? and passing the stool only when i get bowel movement?
Doctor:It is possible only when there is extreme pressure on the uterus due to complete constipation
Doctor:And straining while passing stools
Doctor:Anything else?
User:nothing, thanks for your time
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Good day ahead
Doctor:Bye for now
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