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A bowel movement is the actions of the terminal colon and rectum that help to push the stool out when you defecate. It consists of four steps: - First there are constriction…s of the colon that push stool down to the terminal colon and rectum. - Then constrictions around the stool elevates the pressure so that you feel an urge to defecate. - The sphincter muscles around your anus will relax to ease the defecation. - Then there are constrictions that make the feces go out. The bovel movement is primarily an automatic action. The movement of the stool can however be blocked for some time with voluntary contraction of the anal spincter muscles. When you defecate you will also typically use your abdominal muscles to make pressure and thus aid the defecation process. This is partly a voluntarily controlled action and is not a part of the bowel movement as such.
I can disagree a little with this first answer... A lot of theses answers are provided by young girls that may have experienced none or one of the symptoms and have answered w…ithout fully knowing the real answer...rectal bleeding can be normal in the case that you may have hemorrhoids which is common during pregnancy...also stool can be hardened due to the lack of fluids you are ingesting...more fluids are needed during pregnancy as the growing fetus will take most of your fluids before your body gets a chance to use them... as long as it is not a large amount of blood followed by mucous, it should not be of a huge concern. If in fact you are worried and the symptoms get worse see your Dr... Answers on the internet will not always be correct... Good luck I don't think it's normal to bleed when pregnant. i would go and see your doctor. hope everythings ok for you
It's the normal bodily function for your body to void or excrete your digested (and undigested) foodstuffs.
That is when you defecate or "poop." It is when you move "solid"waste out of your body.
Because your eating for two so that means digesting for two. Don't worry about it! :)
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Is it abnormal that at 13 weeks pregnant you can see your cervix from the outside when you strain with a bowel movement?
Seriously doubtful. Call your OB right away!!!
im curious about this too, i can see my cervix sometimes during bowel movements and i am afraid that i will miscarry, i am only 13 weeks....
To eliminate solid wastes from the body. Those who cannot perform this essential bodily function end up dying rather painfully.
I actually asked this question, but having gone to my dr. worried sick the next day I was happy to find out this was just implantation spotting. I was SOOO worried, as y…ou can imagine. I know everyone tells us that spotting is common, but I suggest to see your Dr. to ease your concerns. It really helped me. Good luck.
You are 37 weeks pregnant and having green bowel movements that you have not had before what does that mean?
Grape Kool-Aide causes green bowel movements. If you haven't been quashing your cravings by eating purple things it could be something as simple as change of diet. If yo…u have started eating foods outside of the norm for you especially green leafy veggies that may also affect your system. The wonderful thing about pregnancy is that you should always expect the unexpected!! Your body is going to go through a LOT of changes both during and after the pregnancy. Green feces is of no concern. Worry about things you would normally worry about such as diarrhea or bloody stools. Other than that you are more likely to go to the bathroom more often than you are used to. Good Luck MOM OF THREE HIGH RISK PREGNANCIES (all healthy boys and growing strong)
Possible causes of absence of bowel movement: Bowel obstruction Dehydration Abuse or overuse of laxatives Use of medicines like anti-depressants, anti-hypertension Intestinal …problems Injuries to spinal cord causing paralysis In children, fear of using toilets Lack of fiber in diet
You may have a heart problem. See your doctor.
I don't know about it being normal. It's better not to strain. Iv'e heard of it caused by two reasons both the baby should be fine. One reason I heard is that from straining …you could burst a blood vessel. Another reason is your cervix is sensitive and could bleed. I had this issue and went for a ultrasound but the baby looked fine. Thank G-d. Doctor told me not to strain.
Try adding natural sources of fiber to your diet. Try things like high fiber breads, cereals, oatmeal, nuts, fresh or dried fruits, fresh or dried berries, and vegetables. If …it continues to be an issue talk to your Dr.