Mari Holzer. stools. September 05th , 2017.
It is said that a diet that a pregnant woman follows, influences the color of bowel movement. During pregnancy, doctors often advice women to follow a healthy diet. Having nutritious meals during pregnancy greatly reduces the risk of birth defects in babies. It is very important that a pregnant woman gets adequate vitamins and minerals for a healthy delivery. Pregnant women tend to eat green leafy vegetables like spinach and broccoli as they are jam-packed with essential nutrients. The chlorophyll (green pigment) present in these vegetables is the one that mixes with the fecal matter, causing green bowel movement. In simple words, excess consumption of green veggies is bound to change the stool color, which is usually green.
Black Internal bleeding in the upper section of the GI tract. This tract consists of esophagus, stomach, first section of the small intestine and duodenal ulcer. Black bowel movement can also result from excess drinking, excess intake of iron supplements, etc.
Psyllium husk is rich in fiber, and helps absorb water, thereby facilitating the evacuation of bowels. One can consume fresh Psyllium husk or take the powdered form. It is important to drink sufficient quantity of water after consuming Psyllium husk. It is advisable to consult one's healthcare provider before its use.
Yellow It can be caused due to giardiasis, Gilbert's syndrome, etc. Malabsorption or pancreatic cancer can also be some of the causes.
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