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Pregnant,black stool,extreme pressure on vaginal walls.

I am 35 weeks pregnant , I have been experiencing black stool for the last weeks. I have been eating my normal diet and I am taking my normal prenatal vitamins . What does this mean? I also have extreme pressure in my vaginal walls and on the exterior of it. What could be causing this? I know there is extra blood flow but this swollen pressure is intense.
Asked On : Fri, 20 Apr 2012
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It could be caused by iron in your prenatal vitamins. However there are other reasons for this such as chronic asymptomatic bleeding from duodenal or gastric ulcer, it is a very serious problem. You should be examined : full blood count, CEA Blood Test (Carcinoembryonic Antigen), test for blood in your stool. You have to be also examined per rectum to exclude cancer. Ultrasound also should be done because extreme pressure in your vaginal walls can be a symptom of hydramnion.
Wish you and you baby very Good Health
Dr O. Aleksandrov
Answered: Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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