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Is black diarrhea during pregnancy serious?

Is black diarrhea during pregnancy serious?

? 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. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


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Is black loose stools during pregnancy first trimester normal?

Is black loose stools during pregnancy first trimester normal?

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

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Are loose stools a sign of pregnancy?

Are loose stools a sign of pregnancy?

Constipation is: Probably more common early on. Early pregnancy sxs can include: lack of period, breast swelling ; tenderness with darkened areolas, fatigue, increased urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, increased sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, increased gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more

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Are loose stools normal in early pregnancy? Is it possible that this is how my body is dealing with morning sickness?

Loose stools: Loose stools are probably due to a dietary change brought on by your morning sickness and decrease appetite. Don't worry, your appetite will come around and you'll have the chance to get fat. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant and having period like cramping and loose stools. This is my 3rd pregnancy?

37 weeks pregnant and having period like cramping and loose stools. This is my 3rd pregnancy?

Go to Hospital: When you are having loose stools and cramping in pregnancy, it is important to make sure that your baby is Ok and that you are not dilating. Watch for baby movements and go right away to the hospital birthing center. All will be well. It is better to be safe. ...Read more

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Gurgling stomach, lower ab pain, loose stools, weight loss... Still getting period, on the pill, negative pregnancy tests... Lower back pain... help!

Gurgling stomach, lower ab pain, loose stools, weight loss... Still getting period, on the pill, negative pregnancy tests... Lower back pain... help!

Duration?: Hi. Are these symptoms new or chronic? If acute, you may just have a GI bug that will clear itself within days. If chronic, you need to consider things like inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, etc. Any mucous and/or blood in stool? If it's chronic, or doesn't resolve promptly, please see your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is diarrhia normal during pregnancy?

Is diarrhia normal during pregnancy?

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

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How can I relieve diarrhea during pregnancy?

How can I relieve diarrhea during pregnancy?

Bland diet: Go on a bland diet. Avoid greasy and fried foods. Stay away from milk andmilk products. Avoid juices and you should improve in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea during pregnancy harmful to my baby?

Is diarrhea during pregnancy harmful to my baby?

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 more

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How to treat diarrhea during pregnancy?

Natural agents + med: Apples, apple sauce, bananas, and some cheeses are natural agents that help slow diarrhea. Loperamide (immodium) is a medication that stays in the intestines to work & is safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is is bad that metformin gives me diarrhea during pregnancy?

Common side effect: Diarrhea is a very common side effect of metformin. Best to reduce dose to level that doesn't cause diarrhea, usually seen as you titrate up the dose over the first couple of weeks. Should discuss your physician either way. ...Read more

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What causes diarrhea and vomiting during pregnancy?

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

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I might be 5 weeks pregnant I'm on 2000mg of Metformin I still have diarrhea from it and was wondering if that's normal during pregnancy?

I might be 5 weeks pregnant I'm on 2000mg of Metformin I still have diarrhea from it and was wondering if that's normal during pregnancy?

Metformin: You say that you might be pregnant. This is the first place to start to clarify if you are pregnant or not. You can take a home test and see your doctor. If you are Metformin for diabetes then it very important to start prenatal care so that a treatment plan can be created. Some people get loose stools from Metformin. Other treatment options may be available. ...Read more

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A little nasty but my period is 10 days late, im a virgin so no pregnancy& I have black blood coming out and I have bad diarrhea what could it be?

A little nasty but my period is 10 days late, im a virgin so no pregnancy& I have black blood coming out and I have bad diarrhea what could it be?

Menses: If the black blood is in your diarrhea that means old blood and you need to see your family doc very soon. If the black blood is coming out of vagina that means old old blood and might be from not ovulating regularly. Blood goes from pink to red to dark red, to really dark red then brown and then black. Iron can also cause some black in your stool ...Read more

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Is dull back pain, slight abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nausea and brown speckled, but chunky discharge during early pregnancy normal?

Is dull back pain, slight abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nausea and brown speckled, but chunky discharge during early pregnancy normal?

No: These are symptoms that should prompt an er visit or an emergency call to your ob-gyn. Taken indivudually, they can be considered part of the discomforts of pregnancy, but when they happen together as it sounds like it is going on now, they may be symptoms of possible miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea during pregnancy harmful to my baby? Can the stomach pain from diarrhea hurt the baby? Can pushing while pooping hurt the baby?

Is diarrhea during pregnancy harmful to my baby? Can the stomach pain from diarrhea hurt the baby? Can pushing while pooping hurt the baby?

Diarrhea: Although highly unpleasant for you diarrhea does not hurt the baby. As instructed the other time you asked this question stay hydrated and most cases of diarrhea resolve on their own in 1-2 days. IF not then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are diarreha and constipation common in early pregnancy?

Are diarreha and constipation common in early pregnancy?

As above: Not necessary, try to see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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I'm in my second trimester of pregnancy is diarreah normal?

I'm in my second trimester of pregnancy is diarreah normal?

Not abnormal: While everyone, of course, does not develop diarrhea during pregnancy it is actually quite common to do so. Dietary changes, new food sensitivities, prenatal vitamins and hormonal changes all contribute. But just as often it is due to non-pregnancy causes such as infection/virus. Most often it will subside on its own; if lasts more than a few days, contact your OB. Stay well-hydrated! ...Read more

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Diarriea and vomiting is a sign of pregnancy?

Diarriea and vomiting is a sign of pregnancy?

May be stomach virus: Any woman can get diarrhea & vomiting. One of childbearing age who has some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feels less energetic), a sharper/stronger sense of smell, mild soreness/swelling of her breasts, and maybe some food aversions and cravings. . . Could be pregnant. Symptoms can start before missing a period. She can do a urine pregnancy test 1 week after missing her period. ...Read more

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Is diarreha a symptom of early pregnancy?

Is diarreha a symptom of early pregnancy?

No.: Common signs are:

amenorrhea - loss of menses
nausea or vomiting
breast enlargement and tenderness
increased urinary frequency without pain
fatigue. ...Read more

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Is it normal o have diarhea at 38 weeks of pregnancy? Thank you

Sometimes: Some women do have some bowel issues like diarrhea especially if having off and on contractions. Stay well hydrated and antidiarrheals like immodium and koapectate are safe and I use them in my patients. ...Read more

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I have chrohns disease & pregnancy. Milk & leafy vegetables are useful in pregnancy, but they cause diarreah due to chrohns disease. Any alternative?

I have chrohns disease & pregnancy. Milk & leafy vegetables are useful in pregnancy, but they cause diarreah due to chrohns disease. Any alternative?

Trial and error: This is a common problem, pregnant or not. For the milk issue, you can try lactaid milk or pills. For the other foods, a probiotic or combination digestive enzyme/ probiotc combination like "daily body restore" might help. Ask your OB doc about anti-diarrheal pills that are safe. ...Read more

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Is diarreah and sore stomach a sign of pregnancy? But yet I haven't missed my period. N I feel nauseous

Is diarreah and sore stomach a sign of pregnancy? But yet I haven't missed my period. N I feel nauseous

No: Diarrhea and abdominal pain has more to do with something going on with the gastrointestinal tract (abdomen) than with pregnancy. It could be a viral infection. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more