Why after delivery feces black?
First of all, it is not necessary to write off changes in the functioning of the digestive system solely on delivery, since they do not actually affect the state of the intestine in terms of the color of emptying. Many women after the appearance of crumbs suffer from anemia, and therefore are forced to take drugs that contain a significant amount of iron (Sorbifer, Tardiferon, Aktiferrin, Globiron, Heferol, etc.). In the majority of cases, after three days after stopping the reception of such funds, the stool returns to normal and acquires a normal shade.
But if this does not happen, then do not worry. Often, after birth, the peristalsis of the intestine is broken, and the removal of the remnants of medicines from the body slows down, and because of this the feces have a black color for about ten days. Moreover, the stool can acquire a dark color during the period of taking activated charcoal, as well as a variety of anti-inflammatory drugs (Nimesulide, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Diflunizal, Ketoprofen), all kinds of vitamin complexes and biologically active additives, drugs containing bismuth.
The most correct decision will be a visit to the doctor, as in rare cases, black feces may indicate the opening in the gastrointestinal tract of bleeding, which is a serious danger to the body as a whole. Especially great is the risk in situations where a woman has such diseases as an ulcer, gastritis, varicose veins and various inflammations.
Does the color of stool depend on the food you eat?
Of course, the daily diet of the newly mummy consists exclusively of natural, saturated with useful microelements products, but it should be remembered that the color and other features of the excrement directly depend on them. Therefore, there is no need to rush to see a doctor. You must first revise your own menu.
Of course, not all food can lead to the appearance of black feces. Most of the "culprits" are products such as prunes, beets, fresh tomatoes, black currants, blackberries, bananas, blueberries, liquorice, pomegranates and red grape varieties. Also, the reason may lurk in the abuse of by-products, meat dishes with blood, coffee drinks and red wine.
Thus, you do not need to worry about the darkening of the feces, if before or after childbirth a woman used the above food. Moreover, do not give up vitamins rich in vegetables, berries and fruits, as they contribute to the speedy recovery of the body. It is better to slightly reduce the amount of such food in the diet, and the stool quickly enough normalizes. If the newly mummy suffers from liquid black feces, it is recommended to eat a portion of ordinary rice, which will help to cope with the problem.
When to beat the alarm?
If the appearance of black faeces is accompanied by a variety of unpleasant symptoms, then there really is a reason for visiting the clinic. An alarm should be a rise in body temperature, cold sweat, pain in the abdomen and during bowel movement, the presence of diarrhea, as well as vomiting and nausea. Pathological changes in well-being can testify not only to the discovery of internal bleeding, but also about the presence of such ailments as gastritis, ulcerative colitis, anemia, Crohn's disease, intestinal infection, helminthiasis, histoplasmosis, ankylostomiasis, duodenogastric reflux and many others.
It can be concluded that the blackening of the stool after childbirth, which is not accompanied by a deterioration in overall well-being, is considered normal and does not cause panic. Therefore, you need to first look for the cause in the diet and the intake of a variety of medications, and only after that, sign up for an appointment with a specialist.