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Question: Rectal bleeding (sometimes solid) during first trimester

 h0n9tran - Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:17 pm


My wife is currently in her first trimester of pregnancy with our second child.

We are having some concerns. She has been having blood accompany her bowel movements and today had a solid piece of blood (blood clot???) also pass.

What could this be? Could she be having hemorrhoids? We will be seeing a doctor soon.

 Dr. Russell M - Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:33 am

User avatar Hi!

There are many causes for rectal bleeding, and hemorrhoids is one cause that is exacerbated in a first-trimester pregnancy. This could be compounded by constipation as well. It is best to consult the doctor for definite therapy.


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