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13 weeks pregnant. Taking corcium lupin, biofer XT, folvite. Passed blackish stools today. Is every thing normal?

My wife is 13 weeks pregnant after IVF , as per first trimester scan size, herat beat, movement etc are fine, since last 3 days she has been advised Corcium Lupin a calcium tablet and Biofer XT an iron tablet in addition to the Folvite follic acid tablet she was having for last month. Yesterday she had a trace of blackish stool and today the stool is blackish in color. She is worried since this is the first time she is having this colored stool. Please advice.
Wed, 4 Jul 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
A black colored stool is a normal finding while taking the iron supplements. On stopping Biofer XT, the stool color will return back to normal in next 3-4 days. These supplements are necessary for a helathy growth of baby.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Regards,
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
drrakhitayal@gmail.com
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OBGYN Dr. Juhi's  Response
Hello dear

Your wife is having blackish stools because of the iron tablet. This is absolutely normal, and she will continue to have them as long as she takes iron supplement. Nothing to worry about.
Do not discontinue as iron supplementation is a must during pregnancy.
Take care
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13 weeks pregnant. Taking corcium lupin, biofer XT, folvite. Passed blackish stools today. Is every thing normal?

Hello. Thanks for writing to us. A black colored stool is a normal finding while taking the iron supplements. On stopping Biofer XT, the stool color will return back to normal in next 3-4 days. These supplements are necessary for a helathy growth of baby. I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. Regards, Dr. Rakhi Tayal drrakhitayal@gmail.com