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Left abdominal pain until go to the toilet and sticky stool

Hi I m 24 years old and 37 weeks pregnant, I am having trouble with my bowel movements. I need to go 2-3 times a day and have bad abdominal pain on the left until I go to the toilet. My stool is not either constipation or diarreah, it is sticky small pieces and is hard to release. Ive had this problem before I was pregnant, but now it has gotten worse over the last month. The burning stomach pains will last until I have emptied my bowels, and when I need to go again, the same abdominal pains reoccur. At first I thought it was normal braxton hicks pains some women get during pregnancy, but then realised these pains only occur when I need to go to the toilet. I have a loss of apetite and always feel bloated. I have consulted my family doctor and he told me to eat a lot of fibre, I have a healthy diet and eat plenty of fruit, why am I still getting these painful bowel movements? please help!
Asked On : Sat, 22 Jan 2011
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Thanks for query,
During pregnancy constipation should be avoided.
Take plenty of green veggies and fresh fruits.
Take plenty of water.
You can take mild laxative after consulting your obst.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sat, 20 Aug 2011
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