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Sorry TMI but anyone else have anus pain from 35 weeks on??? What is it?

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jadatom05 Posted: 01-25-2011 6:51 AM

I am nearly 36 weeks pregnant and have had, a times, the most weird pain right on/in my anus!

It is like I need to do a #2 but not - as in, there is no poo there, but the pressure is there.  If I sit for a long time, it is especially bad as I stand up.

I also have bladder/vaginal pressure as normal, but this anus thing is a new one this pregnancy!

I know with DS #2 pushing during labour was like pushing out a big poo and this is sort of the feeling I guess?

Anyone think this is a sign of early labour?

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zzdeleted3901 replied on 01-25-2011 11:43 AM

I don't know if its a sign of early labor, but it sounds like the baby is definitely pushing on something down there.

I've had a few nights of waking up to really bad rectal pain, more inside than outside though.  I've had to get up and walk around a bit to get it to go away - and it has.  No idea what it is other than probably the baby laying on a nerve or something - who knows!

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rajohnson829 replied on 01-26-2011 11:22 AM

Sorry, I had to laugh a little when I read the title of the thread as just the other night I honestly felt like and thought I ripped my anus when I took a poo!

I know what you mean though but unfortunately I don't think it's an early labor sign - I've been constipated for most of my pregnancy and have had the pressure of having to go but with nothing coming out quite a bit over the past 9 months Embarrassed. I have heard too much pushing though can cause you to go into labor - my mom says being constipated and all the extra pushing was what put my grandma in labor with her *shrug*

Are you getting enough fiber? Maybe try snacking on some cheerios or trying Metamucil if you can stomach it (I couldn't - tried it once and it tasted sooooo gross!)

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1fitmama replied on 01-26-2011 12:01 PM

jadatom05....sounds like you could have an internal hemorrhoid, especially w/the pressure sensation you are describing.  W/an internal hemorrhoid, since it is inside, you can't see it (unless it prolapses when you have a bowel movement).  If it is external, you can see it all the time and it can't be pushed back in.  I have an internal one that prolapses that I am having banded in 6 weeks (fun times...not).  It could also possibly be a fissure, but that sounds more like what rajohnson829 is describing (I've had one of those, too).  I guess I have a real "pain in the a$$"!  ha!  You can have bleeding w/both, but with the fissure, you will literally feel like your butt is ripping when you have a bowel movement...stinging, burning, on fire...it is truly awful.

Things that my "booty" doc said will help (the one who's doing the banding soon)....1 tbsp of metamucil a day, lots of fruit/veggies, water, walking/exercise, sitz baths, trying to not strain or push too much when you have a BM, and when you sit on the potty to poop, sort of lean forward, so that there is not direct pressure on your rectum (hope that makes sense).  

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gemasita replied on 01-28-2011 7:45 PM

Yeah, about a week ago, at 39 weeks, I started really having some stabbing knife pains in my vaginal/rectum!  I never know what's normal because I've had some pelvic surgeries.  But I guess rectal stabs are normal....

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Jenchichi replied on 01-30-2011 7:24 PM

I get a lot of pressure in my rectum when baby is very low....also if i need to have a BM...but sometimes just from baby. It's awesome!

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jadatom05 replied on 01-31-2011 5:18 AM

Think it is just baby pressing down as I have no problems going to toilet when I need to ;-)

M/w said I am 3/5 engaged at 36 weeks.

Today I had serious BH and lower back period pain, and constant desire to do #2, and that slightly open sensation of the anus all the time (joy!).  So I think we are talking a week or so to go especially with loose BM .....

Baby is hanging right out in front as well (ie spine along my linea niagra) so head is pressing back I guess into that area!

I had a real back labour with DS#2 so this is just an extension of the way my body seems to handle birth (all in the back/bum region!!!) Hee Hee

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botanica_cc replied on 02-01-2011 6:55 PM

Embarrassed I couldn't believe the title on this thread when I saw it, I was wondering about this myself and was too embarrassed to post the question.

Thanks for asking it (so I didn't have to) and for all the Ladies who responded.

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emmie replied on 02-01-2011 7:16 PM

Yep-- I remember this from my last pregnancy at the end.  Ooooochie.  Terrible stabbing pains, then they would go away.  But they always came back.   I think this pain develops due to pressure in the area, and is exacerbated by constipation.  I remember feeling the pain especially if I needed to pass gas.  Good times.  

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