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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

Dr. Mark Pack
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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. ...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?

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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Can upper and lower abdo cysts cause loose stools? U/S reveals 2 not sure exact location.

Can  upper and lower abdo cysts cause loose stools? U/S reveals 2 not sure exact location.

Hmm: Unless the cysts are in your intestine then it is unlikely related to loose stool. I would review these tests with your doctor and see the next plan of action ...Read more

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How to cure loose stools?

How to cure loose stools?

Chronic diarrhea ??: Sounds like you have a case of chronic diarrhea. That can be caused by numerous things from infections to transient malabsorption syndromes to dietary problems. Why don't you make an appt with your doc and if he cannot help see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How often is it ok to have loose stools?

How often is it ok to have loose stools?

Question unclear: What do you mean by "loose"? Is this a change? It is seldom normal to have this happen unless something in diet or an organism or other inflammatory process is in progress. Generally these are self-limited and resolve in under 5-7 days. The daily frequency is also an issue. Be more specific in your question. Best. ...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 is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more