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Blood while passing stools during 12 weeks of pregnancy. Early signs of miscarriage?

I am 12 weeks pregnant and yesterday experienced a small amount of light bleeding . I went to the loo for a poo and when i wiped the front there was a small amount of mucasy red blood on the tissue . I called my midwife who said that unless it gets worse or painful then not to worry. I have my first scan tomorrow morning and she said to attent it as normal but if it did get worse or painful to go to the a&e. This happened about 11.15 am yesterday. I experienced no more bleeding until about 17.30 yesterdsy evening. again it was when I went for a poo, I noticed when I wiped some brown discharge but not red blood this time. And again the same thing has happened today. It is not happening at any other time other than when I have a poo. I am very constipated and am pushing quite a lot, but can t understand where the red blood has come from? I haven t bled before during my pregnancy. I am 30 years old and this is my 2nd pregnancy. I was pregnant about 4 years ago and miscarried at about 6 weeks. I would just like someone to explain what it could be and if it is poss early signs of misscarrige?
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
I appreciate your query.
Considering your earlier history and the history you have provided this time round, I urge you to go for a checkup and an ultrasound examination at the earliest.
Sometimes, miscarriages may have painless bleeding also, if the cervix ( mouth of the uterus ) dilates, that is, opens up smoothly and without much resistance.
So you should rule out a threatened abortion in your case, particularly with a previous history.
Also, since you mention that you suffer from constipation, the blood could be present in your stools
- maybe some anal fissure or haemorrhoids ( piles )
You should take prompt treatment in this case also, because both constipation and bleeding per rectum are not favourable things for a pregnancy.
You should consult a specialist at the earliest, and also go for your scan ( ultrasound ) as early as you can.
Meanwhile, take ample rest, avoid sexual activity and strain unless your ultrasound and examination are normal.
Take plenty of fluids, high fibre diet to avoid constipation.
All the best.
Answered: Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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