Pregnant-A lot of mucus-should I be concerned?

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mwskat
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   Posted 6/6/2006 10:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I am glad that I found this board! I'll take some time to read through the posts and see if I can find some info about my problem. Until then, I'm hoping someone can offer some insight or their own experiences.
 
I am pregnant and during the first tri, I had a lot of gas pains and constipation. That passed for the most part, thankfully, but for the last several days I have had a lot of mucus when I wipe, not after BMs or mixed in with BMs but just there on the TP. At first it was a small amount, but now it is more and I'm kind of getting worried. Should this be happening even when I'm not straining to have a BM? Could this be IBS or something else? (I've been diagnoseed with IBS so I know I have it, but now I'm concerned this might be something more). There is no blood so far.  I guess I'll call my ob/gyn tomorrow, but I'm hoping for some reassurance tonight. I have had some stomach issues over the last few days as well. Any advice? Encouragement? Thanks :0)

Keriamon
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   Posted 6/7/2006 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Definitely talk to your doctor; don't take any chances when you're pregnant. But yes, passing mucus is normal with IBS. Some people have a BM that is nothing but mucus sometimes. And as the women on here have found out, female hormone shifts tend to make IBS worse, so that may be why you're just having this problem for the first time now. Some women get better while pregnant, but some get worse. You need to make sure your OB knows you have IBS and that you are monitored for that; you don't want vitamin loss from diarrhea or straining from constipation to hurt the baby and, of course, you have to be careful with what you take in order to get relief from your symptoms. Ask about taking prune juice or aloe vera capsules if you are having problems with constipation since they're probably the mildest form of laxative you can take. There's also fiber supplements, but that can cause more gas until you get used to it and so you may not want to try it just yet; I hear babies kick a lot when they get gassy in the womb!

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   Posted 6/12/2006 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi mwskat,
Welcome to HealingWell! :-)
How are you doing... Did you get a chance to talk to your doc about the mucus?
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