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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
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
Are loose stools normal in early pregnancy? Is it possible that this is how my body is dealing with morning sickness?
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
Can loose stools be an only pregnancy symptom (have it for 1 Mo)? NO sex since june 25 but no regular periods either. (had spotting, then full blown pms, then no pms) no other preg cliché symptoms, just bit of nausa. Or could it be a stomach Flu?
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
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
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
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
Had sex twice during ovulation. OnBCP. Pull out. Have had diarrhea. Used condoms. Checked them after w/water. No holes/leaks whatsoever. Chance of pregnancy?
Chance of pregnancy: If using oral contraceptives properly than unlikely to be pregnant ...Read more
Unprotected sex before& during ovulation, 2weeks later diarrhea, dark nipples, extremely moody, cramps. How early can I home pregnancy test?
About now: Within one week from missing your period ...Read more
Is dull back pain, slight abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nausea and brown speckled, but chunky discharge during early pregnancy normal?
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
Why do doctors say diarreah is not a symptom for pregnancy when every one I know had diarreah including me when I first found out I was prego?
As above: Not necessary, try to see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
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
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
Diarrhea: Diarrhea does not lead to alterations in HCG levels. ...Read more
I was trying to see if there were any connection between severe diarreah and having a low hCG count in pregnancy?
No: There is no connection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I have Crohn's disease and pregnancy. Milk and leafy vegetables are useful in pregnancy, but they cause diarreah due to chrohns disease. Alternative?
Crohns diet: Whole grain cereals, fruits potatoes, cooked carrots are helpful as substitutes for keafy vegetables. ...Read more
Is diarreah and sore stomach a sign of pregnancy? But yet I haven't missed my period. N I feel nauseous
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