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can vitamins change your stool color?
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can vitamins change your stool color?
i have been taking a multivitamin and notice that my stools are dark.i know about iron making it dark,but this is a multivitamin although it has iron in it.iwas just wondering if it could be the iron in it.thanks for any input.
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Don't know for sure, but I would think that anything you put down your throat could have an effect.
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Yes...especially iron.  When I  was pregnant, I took high doses of iron...my stools would turn greenish/black.  Stop taking the vitamins for a while and see is they return to normal.  ...give it a week....and if your stool does not seem right,,,,then go to your dr. & get checked out.



Also b vitamins turn your urine bright yellow.

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