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Pregnant with period pains while emptying my bowels, why is this ?

I ve recently noticed that when I need to go to the toilet for a poo, I get stomach pains similar to period pains that make me want to hold on to my belly. I m 5 weeks pregnant and wonder whether my uterus growing could be having an effect on my bowels. Or is a sign of a miscarriage . Anyone else suffered with this? Please help
Asked On : Thu, 3 Feb 2011
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The pain you are having may be due to the pressure your gravid growing uterus is putting on the surrounding bowel. There is nothing to worry. It is a very nonspecific sign to comment about miscarriage. Get an ultrasound scan done to rule out ectopic pregnancy.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Fri, 4 Feb 2011
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