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Is a black bowel movement a pregnancy symptom?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Black stools: Black stools is never a pregnancy "symptom". One cause, if formed, is extra iron in the diet. If loose and sticky like tar, it's caused by intestinal bleeding which signals an urgent visit to your doctor..
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
NO!: Melena can be an indication of significant bleeding in your digestive tract - pregnancy is not supposed to do that! go to the emergency room asap to investigate this further!
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Last updated Aug 24, 2013
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