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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have diarrhea in the third trimester?

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Dr. Tod Aeby
Dr. Tod Aebyanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Probably not serious: While diarrhea is never normal, it's fairly common and pregnancy doesn't protect you from typical health problems. Diarrhea is usually caused by something you ate or by a virus and will go away without treatment. You should see a health professional if the diarrhea is bloody, associated with high fevers or with severe abdominal pain, is causing dehydration or if it lasts more than 2-3 days.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is diarrhea common in the third trimester?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No more common than for the general population. On occassion, the baby will be carried so low that only loose stool can pass, or individuals may be using so much fiber in diet that stools are loose and interpretted as diarrhea. If in doubt discuss with your dr.

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