Color of feces during pregnancy
All people tend to be embarrassed at the mention of feces, and sensitive pregnant women and at all tend to avoid such a delicate topic. In fact, there is nothing funny or embarrassing in discussing these issues with doctors, since the color of the chair signals changes in the body, and during pregnancy, future mothers should pay special attention to their health.
In addition, fear of discussing topics related to feces can lead to fears and anxieties, absolutely inappropriate with such an interesting position of a woman.
For the preservation of stool, its color, consistency and odor is responsible for the liver, and during pregnancy it works in a strengthened mode. A normal calf of a healthy person, as a rule, is colored in brown with bile pigments. But depending on the changes in the body, the color of the stool can vary from white to black.
This effect can occur due to the use of foods with intense coloring (everyone knows what happens with feces after beetroot salad, for example), but this can also manifest any deviations in the body. The change in stool color during pregnancy is important for diagnosis, since in most cases it is associated with developing diseases or pathologies.
Almost all pregnant women take vitamin complexes containing iron. It is this microelement that stains the feces in black. Thus, the body gets rid of excess, not digested iron.
To be frightened and to stop to drink vitamins it is not necessary, especially, if state of health good.
If confidence in the cause of changes in stool is not, then you can consult a doctor and conduct an experiment: taking a vitamin complex should be stopped for several days and follow the color of the stool. If its color has become the same, then it’s all about polyvitamins, and you can only rejoice that they are acting.
Sometimes feces of black color during pregnancy cause such foods as blueberries, beets, liver, blood sausage and currants.
But if these products were not used and vitamin complexes were not prescribed, and the feces were blackened anyway, additional tests should be carried out:
- Biochemistry and a general blood test.
- Analysis of feces for latent blood in previously identified gastric or duodenal ulcers.
In the second variant, dark feces can be a symptom of gastric bleeding when pregnant, but at the same time the well-being of a pregnant woman becomes unequivocally worse (it becomes pale, sweats), and the feces look more liquid and the color is similar to the coffee grounds.