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Postpartum bowel issues(1 Post)
I've name changed for this as it's so embarrassing but would really appreciate some advice as it's starting to get me down.
I had a baby 10 weeks ago and after birth had really bad constipation and terribly painful haemorrhoids. I had one little bleed after a bowel movement, which the dr said was probably due to the haemorrhoids.
Ever since that cleared up around 4-5 weeks postpartum I've been having the most awful wind, and it really smells . It's predominantly in the evenings and last night continued through the night too.
Could this be due to post baby (and breastfeeding) hormones? I don't think I've changed anything in my diet to cause it. I have had bad periods before of bloating/diarrhoea/stomach pains etc so put it down to IBS but never this smelly gas, could it be IBS? I'm just trying to think of any other cause as I keep coming back to the fact it could be cancer as I read it's a symptom of colon cancer .
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