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i am pregnant and my stool is very dark is that normal

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yashica Robinson White
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It can be: Often, pregnant women may be prescribed medication, such as iron supplements which may change the appearance of the stool. Also reassess your dietary ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Not necessarily : I would check a home pregnancy test.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: One symptom of pregnancy is frequent urination. Not so with bowel movements. The symptom is associated with known pregnancy, it would be unlikely to h ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No the vomit: Is not dangerous
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Staley
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: A firm cervix is normal if you are not pregnant. A very low cervix may or not be normal. You would not be in the normal age group for pelvic organ ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: Sometimes mucus may be present in the bowel movements
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Can't really tell: Pregnancy is always a possibility in a woman in her fertile years. Simple urine pregnancy tests are available at drugstores (a woman can do the test a ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Do pregnancy test: Sometimes stress or other health issues affect hormone levels and can delay or alter a menstral cycle, so scant bleeding itself is not diagnostic of p ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Afshan Hameeduddin
Specializes in General Practice
Could be normal : When u ovulate ,u can bleed But will moniter closely See your physician
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnan ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy: The first possibility is always pregnancy and you should do a pregnancy test. If it is normal, exercise, diet, weight changes, medicines, hypothyroidi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Polina Liss
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Diabetes causes it: Acanthosis nigricans is darkening of skin in people with Insulin resistance. You should take metformin and lose some weight.
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A light gray colored bleeding is not normal for a period. This associated with cramping is worrisome for an infection. You need to see you PCP, GYN, o ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be normal: By late pregnancy it is common for the vagina to feel irritated or swollen. This is due to the extra blood flow to the vagina and the changes that ha ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
35 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Take a test: One cannot tell whether one is pregnant or not by symptoms alone. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Dehydrated?: Usually darker urine is associated with not being well hydrated. Try drinking more water daily and see if your urine becomes lighter.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get checked: Pregnant often have more vaginal discharge from all the hormonal changes. Infections like yeast and bacterial vaginosis are also more common. Sometime ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Metronidazole.: Metronidazole can darken urine but I am uncertain about effects on color of menstrual blood. The color of menstrual blood is usually of no- significan ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Yes and no: Well first find out if she is pregnant with a home test. Cramping and bleeding could be a 'bad period' or an early miscarriage. They can act similar ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
This is normal: But if you have burning, irritation or leakage of fluid, call your doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Belly butt very red: 21 F notes: I am an inny. I noticed earlier today that my inner belly button is a very very bright red... This is not normal at all and I'm very conce ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: It is very important that you consult with your obstetrician. It sounds like what we call an umbilical hernia. Most are benign but at your stage of pr ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : The color of menstrual blood is not relevant.
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