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Diarrhea and period like cramping are signs of pregnancy

  • I have been feeling terrible for the last week. I have had bouts of diarrhea, greenish-black bowel movements (sorry), constant cramping, headaches, and slight nausea but haven't vomited. Also I haven't had a period in over 2 months. My periods are always irregular, usually skipping a week- month at a time, but never 2 months. I am heavy, so that could be the reason for no period. I have been exercising more regularly, but haven't in a couple weeks.
  • Yes. I experienced both diarrhea and cramping. So, I decided to buy Imodium, and as a second thought, a pregnancy test. After taking 4 pregnancy tests, I was convinced that I was pregnant and did not have a stomach virus.
  • I have the same thing! I am now 3 days away from receiving my AF, which hopefully won't come at all! My diarrhea is like greenish-black..sorry TMI!! I heard it could be something in the prenatal pills. You are right! It is most likely the iron in the pnv's
  • I am not sure how to post on this board but so I am adding to this persons post... I just had to say that this is EXACTLY ME>>> I have had greenish black horrible diarrhea at 8dpo it followed a dip in my chart then my temps went up and major period cramps followed by horrible diarrhea for three days followed. I am like a day away from my flo day, so I am hoping this is indeed an early sign, I read that even though it is rare it does occur due to the increased progesterone on implantation.... so here is hoping this helps someone else out there looking for this answer.
  • Well if this is prior to getting a positive test, Diarrhea can be a sign of increased progesterone... I had diarrhea with this last one and it was really awful. It started about a week before my period was due... the cramping could be part of the diarrhea... GL with what ever you want as an outcome :)
  • I have the same thing. I missed my period and I have strange and unusual diarrhea. Also frequent urination and nausea. I would love to have the SECOND answerer to let us know whether she was(is) pregnant .
  • I found out I was pregnant three days ago and immediately started taking prenatal vitamins. I've now started to get loose stools and cramping/gas-like pains, so I am wondering if this is progesterone related or a reaction to the vitamins.
  • I also had the greenish black diarrhea that really drained me. What is strange though is the fact that I am having this diarrhea 4dpo which is still far from implantation. If I turn out pregnant, it means the symptoms sometimes actually happen much earlier than text book predictions. I also have cramps similar to menstrual cramps. I am not worried about that because I had exactly the same cramps last month but it turned out to be nothing as AF came spot on. Last month there was no diarrhea though. I took Imodium to stop the diarrhea which stopped me from going to work for 2 days due to weakness of the limbs.
  • Last week I also had blackish/greenish diarrhea the day before i was suppose to get my period. I have had cramps on and off now and so far am 6 days late. I took a test and it came out negative. I had endometriosis for a while adn finally had it removed last July (lapascope). I recently felt as if my endometriosis was coming back and have been off the pill for 7 months...hoping to get pregnant. I am wondering what to do? I have some cravings and more hunger than usual, but these symptoms I normally get right before I get my period....Any comments or suggestions would help.
  • This is my first time posting on here, and I'm really here for an answer. It seems that I too have this problem. My fiance and I have been trying to get pregnant, and on the 18th 3 tests confirmed that I was. I am 31 yrs old and this is the first time I have ever been pregnant, ever. So I totally don't know what to expect. Anyway a week ago my stool was normal, but it was green like baby poop. Then 4 days ago I started blowing chunks big time! I thought, oh great I ate something bad, it will pass. I've been eating extra healthy though...cottage cheese, bread, eggs, fresh spinach, Sprite. I've taken 4 Imodiums (1 each day) and the diarrhea is still here. I keep getting this diarrhea cramps but when push comes to shove nothing gives at this point because I've blown it all out. I'm kinda worried that I have E-coli or something. Is this really normal for women like myself in the 6th week of pregnancy? Please respond...I don't want to give myself an ulcer over worrying!!
  • I have been on the pill for 8 years and have NEVER been late. I was late last time, but it did eventually come, but light and SHORT. I have heard of folks still having really light periods and not realizing they are pregnant until MUCH later. Well, that was about two weeks ago. This last Tuesday (10/01) I woke up with an all-over achey headache, nausea, cramping and diarrhea (I am still about 2 weeks away from my usual period). I went home from work and napped for 7 HOURS - the headache was gone, the nausea was better and the diarrhea was less though I started cramping again toward bedtime that night. I woke up the next morning nauseous again, no headache, but still crampy and with diarrhea. I took a pregnancy test, but it came back negative - although I have heard that it may not read until closer to my usual cycle days. It is now Friday and though the nausea and headache have gone away mostly (the nausea comes in brief waves throughout the day) I am on day 4 of diarrhea and intermittent cramping. I would really like to be pregnant as my husband and I have discussed starting, but I am still on the pill and am thinking this is highly unlikely. I am also not exhibiting of the other "usual's" like breast tenderness, though I am fatigued AND suffering from HORRIBLE INSOMNIA. That being said, I'm not sure what the heck is wrong with me, but if it is early pregnancy symptoms, it is nice to know that I am not a total freak. Any opinions on this? Or does it sound like I have a virus or parasite of some kind?
  • There's only one way to find out, get a pregnancy test. But if you are trying to get pregnant than why are you still on the pill? You should get off the pill right away and give your body a rest from it and just let nature take its course and try to relax. If you have diarrhea then the fatigue and headaches are from the dehydration. Perhaps you are eating something that is giving you the runs. Try eating binding foods like cheese, olives, crackers and other dry breads. And re-hydrate yourself!!
  • I've just had my period less then a week ago. I have 2-3 day periods, it's been like that since I was a young teen. Just under a week I feel cramps in the abdominal area - almost like my period could start (even though I just had it). I have almost diarrhea/constipation feelings today. I figured it was something I ate, but I've been researching my question for a couple hours now. I found this interesting. My husband and I did a pregnancy test a few days before my period - it was negative. We had an accident 2 weeks prior, so we waited to see if my period would start. It did on the 27th day of my cycle. But now I'm having these symptoms too. I wonder if I am in fact pregnant. I will have to do another pregnancy test when he's not around so our hopes don't go up again. EVERY WOMAN IS DIFFERENT that is for sure. The last day or two my suspicions are getting the better of me again...I can't help but wonder.
  • For me these are just regular symptoms associated with my period. I have always had this from the start of my period almost 15 years ago.
  • I have all these same symptoms (diarrhea, period-like cramping, nausea, dehydration), but on top of this, I've been on the pill for about 6 months AND I'm on what seems to be my period. While on the pill, my periods have mainly been heavy spotting and occasionally with no fresh blood. The weird thing is that my period started a few days BEFORE I started the placebo week of pills. At first, I just thought I had picked up a virus and it screwed my whole body up, but I also know that spotting can happen soon after conception. I sincerely DON'T want to get pregnant, so I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else? If it has, what were the results?
  • Period like cramps could be a sign of pregnancy, but could just be a sign your period is coming. I've NEVER seen anywhere that diarrhea is an early symptom of pregnancy - if anything it is constipation that is more likely due to the increased progesterone and hcg being secreted. These two pregnancy hormones can cause constipation as they serve to slow down bowel functions to provide maximum absorption time of vitamins and nutrients and this symptom will typically worsen as the pregnancy progresses.
  • I'm having the same problem, I'm five days late on period. Never in my over 10 years of having a period I been late and I've been having unprotected sex with my boyfriend so I know its possible. I decided to take prenatal vitamins just in case and I've also been having green-black diarrhea. I don't have kids so I was wondering if that's normal or the pills.
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No. Both are not signs of pregnancy. You do the urine pregnancy to diagnose the pregnancy. You do the ultrasound examination to to confirm the duration of the pregnancy. That will also confirm the location of the pregnancy inside the uterus. ( At times it can be in the fallopian tube.)

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