A 27-year-old male asked:
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is black diarrhea during pregnancy serious?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Iron supplements: Most likely cause is the iron supplements you are taking or the pebtobiimol you have been taking for an upset stomach. However, tell your OB and be evaluated.
Answered on Mar 19, 2016
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
37 years experience Family Medicine
Blood or medication: The most common things to make stool black are blood, usually old blood or from higher up like the stomach, or meds. Several medications or supplements can make stool black and change the quality of the stool - iron, peptobismol, some vitamins, etc. The spence or absence of othe symptoms or findings is important.
Answered on Oct 17, 2015
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
?bleeding: If it is really black and a bit shiney it may be malena. Blood leaking into the intestine becomes black in color as it passes through the bowel.Get it checked.
Answered on Jun 21, 2015
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See an OB/GYN: And have your stool tested for the presence of blood, although if you are on vitamins containing iron or have been trying to outdo popeye in eating spinach, this may have caused this. You cannot tell what it is due to without testing.
Answered on Sep 4, 2012

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