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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes dark vaginal discharge after taking iron supplements for conception?

I havent had my periods from 2 months. Last Tuesday I went for pregnancy checkup. And found out that I am not pregnant. However the doctor gave me iron tablets for 10 days and Folvin for 30 days so that I can plan pregnancy for next month. The problem now is that I had black discharge from vagina yesterday and it seemed like the iron tablet itself was being excreted from vagina. It was melted but it looked like the tablet and also the amount was similar to the size of the tablet. Pleas suggest
Mon, 12 Jun 2017
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Iron tablet side effects are nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and black stool, not change in color of the vaginal discharge.

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Dr. Sheetal Agarwal
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