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Black Diarrhea During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Bowel: Black stools can be caused by dietary changes, supplements or bleeding in the bowel. If this happens every month, you should get it checked out. It could be related to endometriosis but you need to rule out bowel problems like colitis, polyps or even cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastroenteritis: During pregnancy, the immune system 'down regulates' or weakens because there is a baby on board. So this makes the mom more susceptible to infections. With nausea/vomiting/diarrhea - those are symptoms of a GI bug. You have to be very careful since you need to stay healthy enough to keep supporting your baby. I think you should try to see your doctor NOW. Try to drink/replace fluids too. ...Read more
No: But happens at times contact your ob ...Read more
15 weekspregnancy vaginally slight bleeding only during passing stool why.Usg at 11 weeks fhs present. Why only during passing stool.
Hemorrhoid: Most likely the bleeding is coming from a hemorrhoid. Some are painless. Use stool softener, fiber supplement, and lots of hydration. Another possibility is that it's coming from the uterus or cervix. Mild spotting at this gestational age is probably not going to lead to miscarriage, but you should be checked out soon. ...Read more
NO!: Diarrhea is never normal. If anything pregnancy can give you constipation from the Progesterone effects. If you are experiencing diarrhea episodically or recurrently during pregnancy check your thyroid function because hyperthyroidism can be the reason. Also consider gastrointestinal evaluation for irritable bowel or inflammatory bowel diseases which are quite common in young women. ...Read more
Bleeding ulcer: Anti-inflammatory medications, such as Ibuprofen or naproxen, which are commonly taken for cramps, can cause the lining of the stomach and small intestine to wear down and an ulcer to form. The ulcer can ooze blood, which turns the stool black like tar. Also, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or iron supplements are common causes. In any case, get it evaluated before any more blood might be lost! ...Read more
Yes: Diarrhea can be harmful in 2 ways. If one gets dehydrated, one has lower blood pressure which decreases blood perfusion to the baby. Also, one can lose vital electrolytes with the diarrhea. One should use pedialyte as opposed to gatorade to replenish fluid and electrolyte losses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neon/ dark green stool with abdominal cramping for two days. I had mucus in my stool , diarrhea & lower abdominal cramping before this. Why is this?
This sounds more: Like gastroenteritis. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more
For some women it is: Symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea (vomiting for some), constipation or loose stools, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbations of chronic conditions. ...Read more
It's never: Good. It just whether u need intervention. Itis usually self limited but keep up with your fluids, consider probiotics and may consider immodium. Dehydration is what u need to avoid so if your feeling weak and it's persistent u may need to go in and get some fluids and maybe a culture. Generally u can make it without being seen but go in if not getting better. ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
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