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Ok I am desperate so I am going to ask you all for info.<br>
Any one know what could be wrong?<br>
I have had diareah or very loose stools for 3 months now. I have tried other vitamins and with the Iron you would think that I would not have the problem. I have to go 2 or 3 times a day, most of the time it's not to long after I eat and it comes on all of a sudden to were I have to hurry to a bathroom.<br>
I forgot to ask my OB about it a few months ago but did ask him at my last apt. a few weeks ago but I was having that glucose test done and so they were trying to get me out of there quick so I could go get my blood drawn.<br>
All the OB said is "I will have to think about that one and get back to you"<br><br>
I started out going to a M/W that I loved but he wanted me to go see the Doc. that he works with at least one time because of them considering me a high risk. I thought I was going to just go to him one time so I could just meet him but now they are scheduling every apt with him. I think I am going to cancel my next apt and make a new one back with the M/W that I loved.<br>
Thanks for any help. Also I am a few days away from being 30 weeks if that helps at all.<br>
Shawnii
 

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Here are a few things that come to mind:<br><br>
1. Upping your supplemental calcium intake, as it tends to constipate as much as or more than iron does.<br><br>
2. If you are not lactose intolerant or dairy sensitive, then upping the amount of cheese you eat, as it tends to stop things up rather effectively.<br><br>
3. Starchy bananas (bananas more on the green side of yellow, rather than the brown side of yellow) are also known to help mitigate diarrhea -- but they HAVE to be greenish. Otherwise they'll do you no good and, in fact, may have the opposite effect.<br><br>
4. You may want to look into food sensitivites or intolerances, since that can definitely have an effect on one's digestive system if present and unnoticed.<br><br>
5. In addition, because you mention that it comes on suddenly, I suggest looking into IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) to see whether that might be more descriptive of your situation.<br><br>
Beyond that, I can't really think of much else. Good luck!
 

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Sometimes lots of iron can actually cause loose stools and did in my case. I started out my pregnancy on the very low side iron wise and because of the twins I went into the anemic range very quickly. I was on a TON of iron and had very loose stools as a result. I also think (though this isn't confirmed by any medical professional) that the massive amounts of changes happening in your body with TWO babies in there can do a major number on your bowels. It's definately worth asking about, though.
 

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I dunno, I pooped liquid every time I peed for my whole pregnancy basically. So I was pooping many many many many times a day. I took lots of iron pills and ate lots of beef (like five times a day - I will never look at the stuff again<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) and I still had the liquid poops.<br><br>
I wasn't dehydrated (I also puked a lot) and I didn't have trouble with weight gain, so I wasn't concerned, just annoyed.<br><br>
You may have other issues as well, but just wanted you to know you're not the only one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I think that it just may be the pregnancy of two. I am only taking the iron thats in my Prenatal vit. and if I forget to take my Vit. It is even more loose so I do know the vit. is helping a bit. I am going to look up the IBS.<br>
Thanks for the coments and I am glad to here that it's not just me or something wrong with the babies.<br>
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Nah, some women just have loose stools throughout the entire pregnancy -- even if they're only carrying one! Quite the opposite of the stereotypical constipation. The urgency you describe is the only thing that seemed a little off, but still, that just could be a pregnancy thing for you for this pregnancy, you know?<br><br>
Take care!
 
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