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TMI ALERT - Poo, blood and discharge

(9 Posts)
summerskittles91 Mon 28-Nov-16 15:55:20

Sorry if this is TMI. Just wondering whether anyone has had similar symptoms..

I started off getting a bit of red blood after bowel movements and put this down to piles, no other symptoms just the blood. Lately I've found my bowel movements to consist of a uncomfortable feeling in my stomach, where I know I need to go poo right now - and then very watery poo, a lot of discharge (sometimes white, sometimes pink I assume with blood) and then very soft poo. Gross I know. But the thing is, this happens, and I think right I'm done, soon as I get up to wash my hands, my stomach starts hurting again and then I need to poo again! which ends up being slightly more solid. So I find myself in the loo for 15-20 minutes at a time and my stomach still doesnt feel settled afterwards.

Is this normal or should I be worried?! I just want to poo like normal again blush

summerskittles91 Mon 28-Nov-16 15:56:00

Sorry forgot to say I'm 22 weeks tomorrow!

TwoDogs9 Mon 28-Nov-16 20:34:40

Sounds like you might have a tummy bug or maybe a good intolerance? Alternatively it could just be your hormones affecting your digestive system. Maybe give your midwife a call tomorrow if you still have the same symptoms.

summerskittles91 Tue 29-Nov-16 08:22:57

Thanks - I thought stomach bug initially but its been going on for over a week and I haven't had any sickness with it. I'll definitely give the midwife a call!

TwoDogs9 Tue 29-Nov-16 11:14:30

Just read back my reply- that was meant to say food intolerance not good! Yes definitely phone the midwife if it's been going on that long. Hope you feel better soon smile

Notmyweek Tue 29-Nov-16 11:30:30

Have you previously had IBS at all??
I'm 20 weeks & I have the same....although it's now cleared up.

PotteringAlong Tue 29-Nov-16 11:32:04

It sounds like constipation to me - loose watery poo coming around the blockage.

summerskittles91 Tue 29-Nov-16 11:46:57

Notmyweek Nope, no IBS in the past. Did yours just clear up or did you take anything for it?

PotteringAlong I really don't know, been constipated before but it wasn't like this blush

libm127 Tue 29-Nov-16 21:12:10

I've had a couple of horrendous IBS episodes since I've been pregnant (I'm 12+4). All of them have been when I've been constipated. Haven't been for a few days then urgency, mucous and loose poo. Really gross! My mucous is yellowish, not white/bloody, but mucous is classic IBS. I think pregnancy really messes with your digestion and makes some people more prone to IBS. I live in fear of it flaring up. Worth checking with doc, though.

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