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Vomited up my prenatal vitamin 12 hours later
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lilacupcakes posted:
Hi.

I am 10 weeks pregnant with baby #1. Last night I took my prenatal vitamins at around 7pm. They are large brown capsules.

This morning at 7am I had my regular morning vomit.
Usually all I vomit in the mornings is yellow bile or phlegm, but this morning, all of a sudden I felt something else coming up my throat. I was scared when I saw it. It looked like a piece of my liver or something. I then realised it was one of my two prenatal vitamins I took the night before.. The actual liquid inside the capsule was gone, but the whole "skin" or capsule remained intact....

It's scaring me a little.

One would think 12 hours is plenty of time for the body to digest a vitamin capsule... O_O

Do I have a digestion problem?
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scperdomo7 responded:
That's interesting. I would probably be a bit alarmed as well. But I'm pretty sure the digestive system slows down during sleep. I would give your gyno a call to make sure, but it doesn't really sound like an issue.
 
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Robert O Atlas, MD responded:
Interesting.. I have never had an individual complain of what you just complained of. The gastrointestinal tract clearly slows down during pregnancy. It is no different during the night.

The prenatal vitamin I usually give a patient is not a capsule. The good news since it was "empty", the vitamins were most likely absorbed.

I would mention it to your OB/GYN but I do not believe there is a real issue.


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