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bowel movements (TMI sorry)

has anyone been on iron pills and had dark green bowel movements? ive been on the pills for about 2 weeks and the past couple of days my BMs have been really dark green....kindof like a blackish or REALLY REALLY dark brown with green tint
i dont have a change in diet and havent eaten anything different to change its color so im wondering if it is the iron pills even tho im just now getting them after being on them for 2 weeks
or could it be something else?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Jul. 19, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Iron pills can change the color of ur bms.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:44 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • Thats very common with iron pills you shouldn't be alarmed. Iron can cause constipation too so keep your fibre up.

    The time to become worried is if they look black and kind of tar like. That means there is dried blood in there and you should see your doc immediately.

    Answer by Noworktodo at 2:48 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • This happened to me for the first month or so of taking my prenatal vitamins. After that, it went back to normal. After awhile I decided to read the info that came with them and it did talk about changing the color of the bm.

    Answer by Christina807 at 8:34 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

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