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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Undigested food: After your intestinal track does its magic, extracting the nutritional and energetic elements from what you eat, then what is left over is concentrate ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Undigested stuff: Feces is a mixture of bacteria, pigments (bile and food pigments), a little (or a lot) of fluid, and undigested fiber, etc. From the diet.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Transit time: Eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery an ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Stools: Color is related to amount of bile produced in your gallbladder. Consult a gastroenterologist if stools are colorless, black, or u r having other symp ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
38 years experience Psychiatry
Feces: No sorry. Not normal. Go to pcp.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Sounds healthy!: Having round and large bell movements sounds healthy, unless it's a change in your normal bowel habits. Keep eating a lot of fiber. Good luck.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
30 years experience Pediatrics
The amount of bile: Liver makes bile and secretes it to help us digest food stuffs. Some food needs more bile to digest than others. Stools can be yellow, green, brown o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience Gastroenterology
Get it checked out: Not sure but you should see your doctor and possibly get a stool test to make sure everything is ok.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Yes: Quite common.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cole Livingston
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
A lot, actually.: The usual brown color of stool is a result of your body breaking down the hemoglobin lost by dying red blood cells. If, for example, a patient were in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Gas usually, occ. fa: Floating stool is usually due to gas; occasionally poor absorption of fat leads to fatty, greasy, pale, foul-smelling, yellowish, floating stools; not ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Fatty stool: This could mean that you have fat malabsorption. If it persists you should have a gastroenterologist check it out.
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