Rectal bleeding in pregnancy
Rectal bleeding in pregnancy is one of the symptoms of pregnancy. It is usually a result of anal fissures. An anal fissure is nothing but a small tear in the tissue which lines the anus. Blood in the stools due to anal fissures causes burning sensation after bowel movement.
CAUSES of rectal bleeding in pregnancy :
Anal fissures are the main reason for the cause of rectal bleeding. During pregnancy many women often prone to constipation, which leads in passing hard stools. This usually strains the rectum. Constipation acts as a major cause for anal fissures as the hard stools causes tear in the tissue of anal lining. And these anal fissures lead to rectal bleeding in pregnant women.7 Taking high dosage of vitamin medications can cause constipation and even irregular bowel movements in women. The other causes of rectal bleeding during pregnancy are diarrhoea, inflammation of rectum, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease.
PREVENTION of rectal bleeding in pregnancy :
~ Allow yourself to go the bathroom when the urge arises.
~ Make sure that you are completely far away from
~ Include high-fibre foods, essential minerals and vitamins
in your diet.
~ Always remember to stay hydrated by intake of healthy fluids as it reduces chances of constipation.
~ Get regular exercise and maintain proper diet.
REMEDIES for rectal bleeding in pregnancy:
With the help of home remedies, minor rectal bleeding in pregnancy can be cured. Some of them are :-
~ Avoid consumption of alcohol and spicy foods.
~ Proper diet should be followed, which includes high-fibre foods like green vegetables, beans, figs, beans etc. As they give relieve from constipation.
~ Include light exercises like jogging, swimming, yoga as they enhance bowel function and regulates bowel movements.
~ Stress reduction techniques should be followed as reducing stress helps the rectum to heal and allows body to improve in reduction of inflammation and further reduces chances of further complications. Rectal bleeding doesn’t cause any harm to the baby. It also occurs after the baby’s birth too in some of the cases. If you are not sure about the origin of bleeding that is from rectum or vagina, then you have to consult a doctor.