Back to Common symptoms in pregnancy. Piles, also known as haemorrhoids , are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels inside or around your bottom the rectum and anus. Anyone can get piles — they don't just happen in pregnancy. When you're pregnant, piles can occur because hormones make your veins relax. Constipation can cause piles.
Log in Sign up. Community groups. Home Pregnancy Health Pregnancy side-effects. Nathan Haniger for BabyCenter. In this article What could cause rectal bleeding during pregnancy? How common is rectal bleeding in pregnancy?
Last Updated on May 7, Rectal bleeding, or anal bleeding, is usually a result of anal fissures. An anal fissure is a small tear in the tissue that lines the anus. It is quite common to see bright red blood after bowel movement during pregnancies and after birth, usually when passing hard stools. Blood in the stool due to anal fissures can cause a burning sensation after a bowel movement.
Constipation is a common problem during pregnancy. Delayed passage of bowel contents slow transit is the most common cause of constipation during pregnancy. You may also have constipation or discomfort with bowel movements for a few days after delivery. Your first bowel movement may be painful if you had an episiotomy or tear in your vagina. Drink plenty of water and juices to lower your chance of constipation.