Bleeding in las heces during embarazo: 4 causes and what to do

The presence of blood during embarrassment can be caused by situations such as hemorrhoids, which are very common at this stage, anal fissure due to the dryness of the fecal bolus; However, it can also indicate a more serious situation, such as a gastric ulcer or an intestinal polyp, for example.

In case the woman notices the presence of bleeding in her heces, she should go to the doctor to carry out an exam with the purpose of confirming her presence, discovering the cause and starting the appropriate treatment.

Some common causes of bleeding at this stage are:

1. Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are common during embarrassment due to weight gain in the abdominal region and can be aggravated by stress, which usually occurs during pregnancy. In the presence of hemorrhoids, the main sign is the existence of blood red alive in the heces or in the toilet paper after cleaning, in addition to the pain in the year when you are on your feet or evacuating. In the case of external hemorrhoids, a small soft ball may be felt for about a year.

What to do: It is recommended to observe if the symptoms persist for more than 3 days and, if so, it is recommended to contact the doctor so that he can be indicated to carry out an examination and evaluation of the anal region to check for external hemorrhoids. . Find out how the treatment for hemorrhoids is carried out in the embarazo.

2. Anal fissure

Anal fissure is also common due to reduced intestinal transit, which makes them more dry and forces the woman to force the moment to evacuate, causing the appearance of fissures that bleed whenever they pass through that area. .

In this way, it is possible to identify the fissure when the presence of red blood is observed alive in the heces, in the toilet paper after cleaning, in addition to pain in the year when you are on your feet and evacuating.

What to do: In this case, the best thing is to make them more bland from the increase in fiber and water consumption, in addition to exercising, because it can also help improve intestinal transit. It is also recommended to avoid evacuating and cleaning the year with wet cloths or water and toilet paper, avoiding toilet paper.

3. Intestinal polyp

The polyps are small pedicles that develop in the intestine. Normally, these are discovered before the woman becomes embarrassed, but when they are not removed, they can cause bleeding when the dry heces pass through the place where they are found.

What to do: In these cases, it is important to consult the gastroenterologist and the obstetrician so that the need for a colonoscopy and the risk that this presents can be evaluated, which is a procedure used for the diagnosis and treatment of intestinal polyps; without embargo, it is contraindicated during embarazo. In this way, the doctor should evaluate the woman and indicate the most appropriate therapeutic option.

4. Gastric ulcer

The gastric ulcer can get worse during the embarrassment when the woman is very irritated or has frequent vomiting. In this case, the blood in las heces can be almost imperceptible because it is partially digested. In this way, the characteristics include sticky, dark and strong odors.

What to do: It is recommended to see a doctor so that exams are requested to help diagnose the ulcer and/or to indicate the treatment, which usually includes the use of antacids, strategies to maintain calm and easy digestion.

Despite the terrifying appearance of finding blood in the blood, this is a common sign in the embarrassment due to the alterations that occur in the body of the woman and, in general, due to stress or the presence of hemorrhoids, which can arise in the pregnancy.

When should you see the doctor

It is recommended to seek medical help if the presence of:

  • Great cantidad de sangre en las heces;
  • Fiebre, including siendo baja;
  • Bloody diarrhea;
  • Anal bleeding without having a bowel movement;
  • If you are or if you are sick in the last few days.

The doctor may request tests to identify what is happening and, in this way, indicate the most appropriate treatment for each need.

If the woman prefers, she can contact the obstetrician who is following the embarrassment, indicating her signs and symptoms; so the professional will have greater ease to determine what is happening.

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