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What causes blood in stool during pregnancy?

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Posted on Wed, 9 Nov 2016
Question: hi, I'm 27weeks pregnant and experience some painful times when I try to use the restroom. it been going on for 2 weeks or so, at first , it was a bit hard to pass stool and there was blood come out a long with it, for days, but there wasn't any blood these days, but it is more painful to go. I tried and passed some sometime, but most of the time it hurt so bad that I just pass some gas and stop. I started taking stool softener 1 a day since last night and use tucks. it doesn't hurt at all unless I start/try to pass stool..am I having anal fissue?, will it heal on it on and how long it takes to heal, what can I do to help with the pain?
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Consult surgeon.

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to healthcare magic. I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today.

From your symptoms, it appears that you have developed anal fissure.
Do consult surgeon.
You need to use stool softener regularly. Take high fiber diet and plenty of fluids. Your doctor will prescribe local a aesthetic cream for pain.
Sitz bath after passing stools helps in alleviating the pain.
Anal fissure takes about 3-4 weeks to heal.
If you have further concerns, do write to me.

Best wishes,
Dr Rama.
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What causes blood in stool during pregnancy?

Brief Answer: Consult surgeon. Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to healthcare magic. I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today. From your symptoms, it appears that you have developed anal fissure. Do consult surgeon. You need to use stool softener regularly. Take high fiber diet and plenty of fluids. Your doctor will prescribe local a aesthetic cream for pain. Sitz bath after passing stools helps in alleviating the pain. Anal fissure takes about 3-4 weeks to heal. If you have further concerns, do write to me. Best wishes, Dr Rama.