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Pregnant, taking iron tablets, bleeding, black poo. Is there anything to worry?

Hi I'm 33 weeks pregnant and been constipation I just started to take iron tablets from my doctor and I saw blood when u wiped my bottom and my poo was black I called my midwife she said there is nothing to worry about as I'm not bleeding from my verginea so I got to make a appointment with my doctor but can't get one till tomorrow is this somthing to worry about
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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It is likely that you could have had the bleeding due to a fissure or tear in the anal area due to constipation.The black stool is due to the ingestion of iron tablets which is a natural consequence. Yet, you should definitely exclude the possibility of vaginal bleeding. So, please go ahead with the check up as planned. Meanwhile, take bed rest and keep a watch on any vaginal discharge, fetal movements and any abdominal tightening. Ask your doctor if you can take any laxative as well as any local application to make passing stool easier. Wish you safe motherhood.
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