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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.

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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 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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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!

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What causes headaches to increase during pregnancy?

What causes headaches to increase during pregnancy?

Hormones.: Estrogen and Progesterone skyrocket during pregnancy and lower the migraine and headache threshold for predisposed women. Obese women can have pseudotumor cerebri and any woman may have preeclampsia. Stress can always cause tension headache. Acetaminophen (+/- codeine) is the mainstay of therapy during pregnancy. Metoclopramide 10 mg when taken with tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000 mg is very effective and safe!

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What is a natural cure for headaches during pregnancy?

What is a natural cure for headaches during pregnancy?

Acupuncture: Auricular (ear) and chinese scalp acupuncture, are safe, effective way to treat headaches during pregnancy.

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What can I take for tension headaches during pregnancy?

What can I take for tension headaches during pregnancy?

Depends: Generally, tylenol (acetaminophen) is considered safe. You should, however, consult with your obstetrician before taking any medication (prescription or over the counter) during pregnancy. It is best to avoid medications, if possible, during pregnancy and your doctor will weigh the risks and benefits of these medications when deciding. Massage and heat may be better for muscle tension headaches.

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Headache and cold sweats during pregnancy what should I do and what causes this?

Headache and cold sweats during pregnancy what should I do and what causes this?

Symptoms: Some of the hormonal changes of pregnancy may cause hot flashes and cold sweats and tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe for headaches. However, what to do depends on your gestational age. Best thing is to call your OB in the morning and mention your symptoms and see what he/she suggests.

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Headache (left side) during pregnancy, is pain killer advisable? Any other remedy?

Headache (left side) during pregnancy, is pain killer advisable? Any other remedy?

More Info Please: If you are early in pregnancy, you can try some tylenol (acetaminophen) for your headaches. You can also sleep it off. You may try some tiger Balm massage on your head and forehead. However, a headache later in pregnancy can be a sign of Pre Eclampsia. You should see your doctor and get your BP check done. Good Luck.

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How can I manage my headaches during pregnancy?

How can I manage my headaches during pregnancy?

Many things: Avoid caffeine, eat/sleep at regular times, minimize stress. If headache persists, you may take tylenol (acetaminophen) for symptomatic management. If headache persists despite sleep/medications, contact your doctor.

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How can I ease my headache? And is it normal during pregnancy?

How can I ease my headache? And is it normal during pregnancy?

I hope your: Headache would improve after reading this link. God bless u! http://www. Whattoexpect. Com/pregnancy/symptoms-and-solutions/headaches-during-pregnancy. Aspx.

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What to do if there's constant headaches during 2nd week of pregnancy?

What to do if there's constant headaches during 2nd week of pregnancy?

See your OB/GYN: With few exceptions, medications should not be prescribed if the patient is pregnant because of possible harm to the unborn child. No drug, including over-the-counter medication, should ever be prescribed without consulting the patient's obstetrician. Good luck.

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I'm at week 7 nd from last 3-4 days I experienced mild headache, is this normal during pregnancy?

I'm at week 7 nd from last 3-4 days I experienced mild headache, is this normal during pregnancy?

Maybe normal: Maybe. Were any medical problems identified on your initial prenatal visit? Have you been pregnant before? Did you experience any medical issues during your last pregnancy? I would want to check your blood pressure and encourage adequate hydration. There are a plethora of common reasons why you would get a headache like anyone else but you certainly need to mention this to your physician if he.

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Is it normal to get headaches and cramping during pregnancy?

Mostly normal: About 1/3 of pregnant women have an increase in headaches, and that is ok. If you have severe headaches that don't go away with tylenol, (acetaminophen) or spots in front of your eyes, call your obstetrician immediately. Cramping may be normal, but if your entire abdomen is getting hard and tight, and this is coming and going regularly, call your obstetrician. Wishing you the best during your pregnancy.

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Severe headaches during pregnancy. Does this mean I have hellp syndrome?

No: Hellp syndrome is a complex af elevated blood pressure, protein in the urine and abnormal lab results. Headaches can be part if this picture. A person can have migraine headaches or other type headaches while pregnant that are not associated with blood pressure changes and therefore not hellp syndrome.

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Can you please offer some advice for effective headache/vomiting relief during pregnancy without medication?

Can you please offer some advice for effective headache/vomiting relief during pregnancy without medication?

Acu bracelet: Acu pressure bracelet efficient in preventing nausea & vomiting of pregnancy & sea sickness. Applying pressure on the anterior wrists also will work-acu pressure Diet rich in protein, Vitamin B6 25mg 3 times daily. Ginger tea daily. Desiccated adrenal cortex 260mg 4 times daily. In severe cases thiamine injections. Tiger balm externally if headache is severe.

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Is it okay to take any advol medication for headaches during pregnancy. I generally take the gell one, but this advol is different.

Is it okay to take any advol medication for headaches during pregnancy. I generally take the gell one, but this advol is different.

Advil?: I am sorry but I was unable to find information on a medication called Advol. Advil is Ibuprofen. It is US FDA pregnancy category: C. "Comments: -Avoid use during third trimester as it may cause premature closure of the ductus arteriosus. -Not recommended in women attempting to conceive as may impair female fertility." REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/pregnancy/ibuprofen. Html

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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


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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more