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Doctor insights on: Dark Stool During Pregnancy

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Are frequent urination and feces symptoms of pregnancy?

Are frequent urination and feces symptoms of pregnancy?

No: One symptom of pregnancy is frequent urination. Not so with bowel movements. The symptom is associated with known pregnancy, it would be unlikely to have it as the presenting symptom. ...Read more

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Is it possible to bleed dark red to brown blood lightly during early pregnancy?

Is it possible to bleed dark red to brown blood lightly during early pregnancy?

Yes: Viable pregnancies can produce some light bleeding initially, but if it increases in character and amount many early pregnancies fail in the form of miscarriages. ...Read more

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Nipples getting dark during pregnancy, it it permanent? are there any cream or ointment to get them back to normal after pregnancy?

Nipples getting dark during pregnancy, it it permanent? are there any cream or ointment to get them back to normal after pregnancy?

Progesterone : This is usually due to the pregnancy hormone, progesterone. Sometimes it returns to normal after pregnancy. Wait until after you deliver to see how your body reacts and then see a doctor if no improvement. Good health. ...Read more

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Why do nipples get dark during pregnancy?

Why do nipples get dark during pregnancy?

Nobody knows. : Most people believe that the hormonal changes in pregnancy cause this, but nobody really knows for sure. ...Read more

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My skin turned very dark during pregnancy but it is not turning lighter even after delivery.please tell me why and how to improve it?

My skin turned very dark during pregnancy but it is not turning lighter even after delivery.please tell me why and how to improve it?

Normal changes: Pregnancy often causes darkening of the skin particularly in certain areas. The increased pigmentation can fade over time , but that can take months or even years. ...Read more

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I've been eating healthily during my whole pregnancy but i also have a coffee (decaf) and chocolate everyday (100/150 gr of dark chocolate). Is it bad?

I've been eating healthily during my whole pregnancy but i also have a coffee (decaf) and chocolate everyday (100/150 gr of dark chocolate). Is it bad?

No, not at all: Caffeine, less than 200mg a day is definitely okay in pregnancy. New studies have come out saying so. Even american college of ob/gyn issued a statement recently stating that. One cup of coffee usually has around 90 and a shot of expresso, around 75mg. So you could easily have a double shot latte! dark chocolate has health benefits and has even less caffeine. So you're definitely okay! ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more