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wawabear Mon 29-Dec-14 11:04:03

What fresh hell is this? Tmi but I almost cried earlier whilst on the loo and when I wiped up there was quite a lot of blood.

I have tried lacticlose but I can't get the dosage correct... It's either 'stand by for blast off' or it has no affect.

I just want a poo that doesn't make me cry!

leanne963 Mon 29-Dec-14 11:46:23

Oh wawabear i had a shock this morning too when i had a bowel movement and there was blood too! I am in the same boat.
I have heard this is common though in pregnancy so i am trying not to worry too much.
I have struggled over the past few days to poo properly cause i have been eating so much crap over Christmas especially gluten which i should stay away from!!!

Poo is no fun, you have my sympathy sad

blackwidow74 Mon 29-Dec-14 12:14:29

Yup ... another in the boat! I find I have to put pressure on my perinium to correct the angle of the exit sad I dread going!!

BumWad Mon 29-Dec-14 12:31:28

Get yourself some anusol suppositories! They are excellent will stop the bleeding and throbbing.

Maxis1 Mon 29-Dec-14 16:34:50

What helps me as strange as it sounds is using the wet toilet paper instead of the real one and applying a bit of baby oil or bio oil after I am clean.

Pisghetti Mon 29-Dec-14 17:05:00

Try and relax your pelvic floor. I found I was tensing up with the expectation of pain which made it much worse.

wawabear Mon 29-Dec-14 19:32:48

Thanks ladies. I spoke to my doctor earlier and he advised more regular doses of lactilose and loads of oranges (which luckily I really like).

I've got some 'germaloids' too which has a rather worrying looking attachment for treating the problem internally. I neither have the will to use the attachment, nor currently the ability to stretch that far to my rear, so I shall be treating the issue externally and hoping for the best!

applecore0317 Mon 29-Dec-14 21:23:49

having always suffered with constipation and it now being made worse by pregnancy hormones I absolutely swear by eating three to four figs a day with the skin on, I hate the taste of them but blend them with half a pear, a small amount of water, milk and a squeeze of honey when I can't face eating them normally. Also drinking warm water really helps as your body absorbs warm water better and this helps soften stools so they can pass through easier. Lactoluse does nothing other than fill me with gas

naty1 Mon 29-Dec-14 21:57:15

I find chocolate/caffeine makes the constipation worse

TheScenicRoute Mon 29-Dec-14 23:09:35

I personally wouldn't touch lactulose, nasty stuff and it's renound for giving you wind. Your gp is being mean, they could have given you a different preparation. How about buying some Movicol (or the cheaper version is laxido) over the counter, and if it suits you you could then ask for it on prescription. it's very gentle and can be used in neonates, has no side effects and the chocolate version is nice tasting.

leanne963 Tue 30-Dec-14 11:26:03

I am getting nasty cramps at the moment from being so blocked. Anyone else getting this?! Kinda feels like period pain sad

GaryShitpeas Tue 30-Dec-14 11:30:57

Oh god I had this when preg

Tried everything but the only thing that helped with the pain was lavender oil on the ahem affected area.

You're also meant to lie on your left side as much as poss

And the obvious like drinking lots of water and fresh orange juice

leanne963 Tue 30-Dec-14 11:55:19

Thanks gary I was worried the cramps were not normal! Now I am sat on my left side I do actually feel much better!!!

GaryShitpeas Tue 30-Dec-14 12:38:34

Good! Hope they bugger off ASAP as they are a scourge

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