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Pregnant, have constipation, excruciating pain, yellowish mucus while trying to pass. Remedy?

Hello, I am a little over 36 weeks pregnant and I have been having issues being able to have a bowel movement for about 2 weeks now. My doc told me to take Colace and I thought that it did start to work but unfortunately today I feel as if I am back to day 1 again. I have excruciating pain when I have to go almost like when you have diarrhea and you get the goose bumps and what not. But, nothing comes out! Only this yellowish mucous like stuff...What should I do?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
As you are at terminal part of pregnancy, you can take almost all medications without any side effects on developing baby.
Yet, you should go for fetus selective medicines.
There could be possibility of compression of enlarged uterus on intestine causing difficulty in evacuation.
You should take plenty of water along with lactitol and isapgula combination for relief of your symptoms.
You should also go for colonoscopy (only after delivery) if your symptoms won't relieve after taking thee laxatives.
You should also consult with internal medicine specialist/ gastroenterologist and should go for thorough check up.
take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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OBGYN Dr. Rishma Lakhani's  Response
If it has been two weeks now you need to meet your doctor get an enema if needed then regularly take laxatives and fibre rich diet or powder so that you don't have difficulty in passing motion. Constipation is common in later months of pregnancy so don't worry and meet your doctor once.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
It seems that you have got absolute constipation and at this stage you should have regular bowel pattern.
Continue with Colace as your doctor advised,
Colace is a good stool softener and helps passing bowel smoothly.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi's  Response
Dec 2014
Dear Kayla*****
thanks for your query
first of all to reassure you I want to tell you that constipation is very common in 9th month of pregnancy. It happens due to pressure of growing baby in intestines. So there is no need to worry.
You were prescribed "colace" which is a good stool softener used to treat constipation but you are not getting relief. To improve your situation you have to improve motility of your intestines apart from using stool softener. So best thing in this situation is-
1) Take plenty of water, juices
2) Use high fibre diet like green vegetables, fibre biscuits are available every where
3) Take brown or multi grain bread
4) don't strain much instead reassure yourself, the more you strain the more you get worried and its harmful to baby :)
5) Isabgol Husk powder can be used with lukewarm milk at bed time and it will definitely improve your situation
6) high fat diet should be avoided.

thanks and all the best take care :)
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and consult you doctor before taking any medication

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