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Monday, December 9, 2013
36 weeks pregnant blood and mucas in stool
I am 36 weeks pregnant and just noticed a large amount of blood and mucas in my stool, the stool was a buche of balls held together by the blood and mucas... is this from the pressure of the baby or should I be worried?
It is common for women to develop hemorrhoids during pregnancy which can bleed. I would advise you , however, to talk to your obstetrician about your recent symptoms. Other questions they may ask -- are you having diarrhea? fevers? abdominal pain?
Julia Gore Thornton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University