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Mucus in Stool While Pregnant – Should You Be Worried?

Pregnancy brings about various physiological changes in the body. There are some common problems faced by pregnant women like nausea, vomiting, fatigue, changes in dietary preference, etc. which are caused due to the widespread changes going on in the body. However, sometimes pregnant women may face some uncommon symptoms which may put them to worry. Presence of mucus is one such condition that most pregnant women do not know of and hence, it is necessary to be more aware of it.

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What causes mucus in stool?

Mostly, mucus in stool is caused due to some digestive problems. Common causes of mucus in stool in pregnant women are:

  • Hormonal changes can result in the presence of mucus in stool. Since during pregnancy, there are high hormonal fluctuations taking place in the body, there is an increased chance of finding mucus in stool.
  • The increase in the size of the uterus during pregnancy disrupts the intestine which may also lead to excretion of mucus.

  • Dehydration can also lead to mucus in stool.
  • Infection in the stomach or other parts of the digestive tract may also result in mucus.
  • Food allergies can also result in mucus excretion.

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  • Many doctors recommend various vitamin supplements to women before or during pregnancy. This can also cause mucus in stool, especially if the vitamins have an excess of iron or calcium.

Is it normal?

Though rather uncommon, it is completely okay to find some mucus in your stool during pregnancy. Especially during the first trimester, when the body is undergoing a lot of changes, there is an increased risk of mucus excretion which is completely normal. Also, if your doctor prescribes supplements, there is an increased chance of finding mucus in stool and is nothing to worry about.

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Prevention:

There are certain guidelines which can help in reducing the risk of mucus excretion during pregnancy like:

  • Staying hydrated helps in prevention of mucus and various other health problems during pregnancy. Drink plenty of water during pregnancy, and if needed, use hydration salts too.
  • Performing light exercises which are suitable for pregnant women (with the prior recommendation of your doctor) can also help.
  • Maintaining a healthy diet is also important, not just for mucus prevention but for a healthier pregnancy in general.

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When to see a doctor?

Mostly the presence of mucus in stool is not a cause of worry. However, if you notice additional symptoms like the presence of blood along with the presence of mucus, it is highly advisable to contact your health provider.

Moreover, if you have extreme abdominal pain or haemorrhoids, it is also advisable to contact a maternity doctor. Additionally, excretion of very high quantities of mucus or persistent presence of mucus in the stool should also be not taken lightly.

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