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Please help - I am in pain! Constipated - far tmi most likely

(13 Posts)
ICantPoo Thu 09-Jul-09 22:23:27

I have been having difficulty for a couple of days (going, but not enough).

Today though I am in pain. I know I need a decent poo, but it just isn't happening.

I am pregnant and am (most likely irrationally) worrying about what all the straining can be doing for the baby.

I hurt when I try to stand and walk. Feel like I should be able to go, but get there and nothing.

I have been eating and drinking all the right stuff. I'm scared and hurting and just want to poo

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Thu 09-Jul-09 22:26:21

Lots of orange juice should help, some soft pears also. Straining shouldn't hurt your baby, it's the wrong bits!

ImOverHere Thu 09-Jul-09 22:27:02

Get some lactulose from the chemist tomorrow first thing. Not a laxative, it softens the poo making it easier to go (I took it when I was pregnant and it works).

Don't worry about the baby, I am certain that there is no amount of straining you can do that will hurt it.

For now, try sitting on a hard seat, drinking a v hot cup of sweet tea. Might just get things moving!

hth (I have had trouble on and off for yrs and yrs so know LOADS of rememdies!)

ICantPoo Thu 09-Jul-09 22:28:19

I have movicol in the drawer (also a softener) - any idea if that is safe?

Thanks for the baby reassurance, I am not usually quite that insanely irrational!

Sawyer64 Thu 09-Jul-09 22:30:44

The first line of treatment for Constipation is drinking lots of water.

It works for me,when I do a liqued diet like Cambridge/Lighter life you have to drink 3-4L a day,as soon as I drink 1-2 pints I'm off to the loo several times, and not for a wee!

ICantPoo Thu 09-Jul-09 22:30:47

ooh googled and founda forum post from someone around the same stage as me taking movicol

ICantPoo Thu 09-Jul-09 22:35:00

You lot are lovely btw.

I have been drinking oodles today and yesterday, but am not well so probably needed oodles x2!

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Thu 09-Jul-09 22:39:10


We do charge by the hour for advice you know.

Ozziegirly Fri 10-Jul-09 05:51:41

LOts of water
Sprinkling on linseeds on cereal
linseed bread
oilve oil

I would have;

Breakfast - bran flakes with linseed, prunes and yogurt with some stewed apple and rhubarb

lunch - bowl of veg soup with a linseed roll

dinner - chicken and vegetable curry with lentils

2 litres of water

you will poo. smile

I hate being constipated too and so loads of my diet is based round not allowing myself to get bunged up!

whomovedmychocolate Fri 10-Jul-09 07:28:32

While you are shopping for all that high fibre food be sure to buy some loo roll too grin

Joolsiam Fri 10-Jul-09 07:42:35

Activia Bio Yoghurt is good too - I keep a big tub in the fridge (lasts for ages) and just have a couple of tablespoons every day

Cosmosis Fri 10-Jul-09 11:59:25

I find a mug of hot water works far better than just drinking cold water. It also helps ease the tummy pain.

Simples Fri 10-Jul-09 11:59:50

lol at name though

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