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35 weeks pregnant loose black stools x (2 posts)

  • Avatar Image chelle83xx said 4 years, 2 months ago:

    hi amber x

    for the past week and a hlaf i have had constant diareah and today its now turned black like tarr now startingt o feel very exhausted as cant sleep for it either and feeling very drained with it c should i be concerned with the change of colour? x

  • Avatar Image amberbwmidwife said 4 years, 2 months ago:


    Sorry to hear about the diarrhoea and black colour.  Black stools are very common if you’re taking iron tablets.  Have you started taking these recently?  They can also cause intestinal upsets such as constipation and diarrhoea.  Both constipation and diarrhoea can be common in pregnancy, even without iron supplements, but if your diarrhoea doesn’t seem to be getting better, is keeping you awake, making you feel exhausted and the black colour can’t be explained by iron supplements, I would recommend you see your GP.  I hope you feel better soon.

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