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7weeks and bloated!!!

sanni12
sanni12
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So last week I started bleeding heavy so the local epu booked me a scan! My little baby was there clear as day all safe and sound , we saw the heartbeat 🙏🏻The nurse said there’s was a large amount of implantation bleed that was still yet to come and she noticed there was a large amount of bowel gas too. Since then I’ve become paranoid, visiting the toilet many a times but to no success! I understand with the hormones, it’s normal to become alittle constipated but the bloating is driving me insane. Very very uncomfortable 😩😩 I’ve tried prunes, walking after meals, milk and honey and drinking lots of water. I look as though I’m 6months already!!

Does anyone have any advise ? X

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DianeArnold
DianeArnoldAdministrator

Hi. Perhaps some lactulose to get you going, the take regular Fybogel to drink to keep you regular. Good Luck! Diane

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sanni12
sanni12
in reply to DianeArnold

Thanks Diane. I shall contact the clinic to make sure they allow it x

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Masha111
Masha111
in reply to sanni12

Hi. I had alot of constipation and Diane and a few others recommended Fybogel sachets (i believe there are other flavours but im on the orange). I take this and im on a high fibre diet. Thankfully even though i do get constipation its not as bad as it used to be. Keep up with drinking lots of water. I am having pure ginger tea too as i believe this is good for nausea. (Can only manage 1 cup a day though)

Congratulations and heres to a happy and healthy pregnancy. Im glad you have been reassured after the bleeding.

Are you still using pessaries? If so, do you know how long you will be on them for? Xx

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sanni12
sanni12
in reply to Masha111

I’ve just called my clinic and they advised that I pop into my local pharmacy. I am pooping but just once a day, would you say I’m constipated?

Think I might pick up some ginger tea too whilst I’m out.

Thank you for your well wishes x

Yes still on progesterone pessaries twice a day and oestrogen 3times. Well I have a scan next Tuesday at my clinic and they will advise when to stop, I think i will be slowly weaned off them both xx

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Masha111
Masha111
in reply to sanni12

Thats good, is it painful when you go?

I wasnt even going once a day and the little time i did, it was painful and i struggled. I am trying to eat soft food too. Im finding Weetabix is good for me as its high in fibre also.

I did try lactulose and it wasnt very pleasant to drink (found it oily) felt it didnt do much for me....but what doesnt work for one person may do for another.

Good luck in advance at your scan on tuesday. Stay positive all will be well (god willing) xx

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sanni12
sanni12
in reply to Masha111

No not painful at all tbh. But feel as though there’s lots more but due to the bloating I can’t. My water intake has reduced since I started feeling nauseous

The pharmacist recommended I try lactulose as she said it’s easy on the tummy and to start with 15ml once a day! Thank you masha ❤️ xx

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Masha111
Masha111
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Your welcome x

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LegoBatgirl

Congratulations, glad that you're having a healthy pregnancy so far and hope that the bloating eases soon x

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sanni12
sanni12
in reply to LegoBatgirl

Thank you x I hope it eases too! Good luck with your egg collection 🤞❤️xx

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LegoBatgirl
LegoBatgirl
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Thanks hun, like 12 hours to go!

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genten

No advice I'm afriad but I hope things get moving so you'll feel more comfortable.

Xxx

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sanni12
sanni12
in reply to genten

Thanks. X normally I would do some abdominal exercises but that’s a no no now xx

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genten
genten
in reply to sanni12

Definitely. Maybe try Diane's suggestion or maybe see your GP. Xxx

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sanni12
sanni12
in reply to genten

I shall xx

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destiny121

I had the constipation too... it was awful... my doc prescribed some sachets drinks.. can’t remember the name and it did help... it will pass... another symptom of pregnancy 😊

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sanni12
sanni12
in reply to destiny121

I’ve only had constipation like this when I was diagnosed with cysts back in 2012. Awful is an understatement 😩 and on top that maybe inserting the pessarie rectally won’t be helping! As I’m still under the care of the clinic yet I will give them a quick call and see what they advise! When I went for scan at the EPU the nurse advised again peppermint which is what I would normally have ! Xx

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jess1981

Really pleased your scan went well, fantastic. As for the bloating yes is a bloody nightmare. Drink plenty of fluids. Agree with others it is a common pregnancy symptom. It will ease ( mines a bit better at 9 weeks) xoxo

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sanni12
sanni12
in reply to jess1981

Than you x with the nausea it’s difficult to drink a lot even when adding cordial! Hopefully it does, my stomach huuuge, can’t even poke it lol congratulations on your first midwife appointment going well, mine is booked for next week , 2days after my scan at the clinic X

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jess1981
jess1981
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Thank you. It was quite surreal after trying for so long!!!

All the best, hope it eases.

Good luck with your midwife appointment, let us know how you get on xoxo

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sanni12
sanni12
in reply to jess1981

Thanks x

I shall keep you updated xx

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Lamb82

Definitely get yourself something safe to take during pregnancy as Diane suggested. I was constipated throughout my pregnancy and trust me you don't still want to be once you have given birth!!!! All the best for a happy healthy pregnancy. Xx

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sanni12
sanni12
in reply to Lamb82

Oh my I deffo don’t wish to be for the whole duration. I’m going to pop into the local pharmacy today

Thank you ❤️ xx

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