Pregnant. Dark stool, large size. Taking Pregnacare multivitamin. Internal bleeding?
Hi Dr Stephen, I am currently 22 weeks pregnant with my first baby. This morning i noticed for the first time that my stool was darker than usual (very dark brown/black). I also havent been for a few days so it was a larger than normal stool. I have been taking a Pregnacare multivitamin that contains some iron but not high levels and i haven t been eating many green vegetables/red meats lately so i wouldn t imagine it would be my iron levels. Plus i had blood tests done about 6 weeks ago and my iron levels were below average. Could i have internal bleeding?? Thank you Tunya
No it is not due to internal bleeding it is due to the multivitamin that you are taking.
When you have iron deficiency,black stools is a sign of iron absorbtion in the body,so I think there is nothing to worry. If you have constipation then better take laxative,as it would worsen as the pregnancy advances. Take care and don't worry
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