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kprince

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Sorry for the details here, but I was diagnosed with celiacs the same day I found out I was pregnant so I have no idea what is causing what. I have been gluten free for 10 weeks now ( and I am 10 weeks pregnant). I, of course have made so many changes with my eating habits etc., I do not know if this is something I should be concerned about. My stools are the darkest possible forest green you can imagine. They are hard ( which I know is common with pregnancy), but I do not know if the color is from the prenatals ( I heard the increase in iron can do it) or something else. Is this something I sould get checked, and if so, what should be checking for?

Also, because of everyone's advice, I got a full panel taken of all my blood work and everything was in the "normal" range. Is there anything specific I should be having my OBGYN check for or any specific tests I should have throughout this pregnancy ( above the normal tests)? I am in such a weird situation because I never really had any symptoms from the celiacs so I have no idea if I am doing something worng.

Thanks again for all your advice-

Kathy

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My stools are the darkest possible forest green you can imagine. They are hard ( which I know is common with pregnancy), but I do not know if the color is from the prenatals ( I heard the increase in iron can do it) or something else. Is this something I sould get checked, and if so, what should be checking for?

Kathy

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I would say that 99% sure it is iron in your vitimins causing the green.

Not everyone needs iron when they are pregnant. Ask your Dr. to check your iron level. I never took iron. It also can make you constipated.

Best wishes for your new baby!

Kmps

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Have you been drinking Gatorade? The green and purple varieties make my son's poop green. :rolleyes:


Jenny

Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

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I agree it may be the iron, but anything with a blue dye or food coloring can cause the strangest green poos. There are even some juices that can contain blue dye to make them more purple. I have major issues with iron, but being pregnant and recently diagnosed also (with in year) I had to stay on my prenatals w/iron. They did cause some poo issues for me, but then I started taking a twice a day prenatal and that helped a lot.

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Thank you all for your responses. I have been watering down water with Welch's grape juice ( since I can not keep plain water down ), I actually ran out and was drinking red gaterade and wouldn't you know it, my stool is back to brown. Thanks again...you all were right!!!

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