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Readers Respond: Have You Had Bowel Problems Since Giving Birth?

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Updated October 02, 2012

Many women experience bowel urgency and fecal incontinence symptoms following pregnancy and childbirth. Has this happened to you? Such symptoms can be devastating and embarrassing. Here is a place where you can discuss your bowel symptoms and learn that you are not alone in dealing with this upsetting problem.


1st preg.episiotamy 2nd preg . tearing 3rd preg fine, 4th preg. Had cramping or pressure of rectum which made me feel ill sometimes to the poin. t of fainting since then had trouble with diarrhea oc c. And trouble with leakage when stool is soft, lastpreg. 38 years ago help.
—Guest unanamous

i've had bowel problems since childbirth

I regularly have diarrhea since giving birth, i think it has something to do with my pelvic floor muscles not supporting my bowels? But a friend said that some women can get IBS after pregancy. it's a very embarrassing subject, and it's getting in the way of social events.
—Guest helena


...and my OB/GYN just shrugged her shoulders when I told her about it. Thanks for the helpful tips!
—Guest Stevie

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