A 26-year-old female asked:
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is black loose stools during pregnancy first trimester normal?

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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
If on IRON: The iron in the prenatal vitamin, or if you are even on a supplemental Iron pill can cause the stool to be black. Call your GYN to assure you are on an iron supplement. If so, most likely fine, but at next visit, you could always have your stool checked for heme to be safe. Best wishes.
Answered on May 9, 2019
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