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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
41 years experience in General Surgery
Brown: The color of stool is most commonly various shades of brown due to a combination of several factors (bile content, transit time, diet, medications, in ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Very dark stools or very light colored( almost white)can be disease indicators and deserve a doctor visit.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience in Pathology
Should not: Should not change color, should not change consistency, unless you eating only yogurt.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Stool color: Stool color = color/hue of feces. This sometimes provide valuable diagnostic clues for medical conditions.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Stool comes in a range of colors. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially seriou ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Grey: I would think they are grey, although, there are different kind of clay such as white, blue, and black to name a few, but classic one would be grey.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Now has green stool: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), a ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Gardner
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Pale stools: Pale stools can come from different sources. Usually it is due to poor fat absorption, indicationg a problem with the liver or gall bladder. Sometim ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
39 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Depends: The changes may be related to your diet, what you are ingesting. It's reasonable to talk this over with your doctor to make sure nothing unusual is g ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes : As long as it is not bloody not dark, tarry black, that color is ok.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Bile-colored stool: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. AnYu Chen
Dr. AnYu Chen answered
35 years experience in Gastroenterology
Potentially serious: If your stools are pale & your urine is dark like tea, this may indicate possible potentially serious problems with your liver or pancreas. This ne ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Med eval: Extremely light colored stool might havecauses such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significa ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Variable: Stool coloring is variable. Black, grey, bright red should cause a call to the doctor.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
None: Stool color changes with diet, with hydration status, with viruses, and other causes. If your child is well, behaving normally, growing normally, eat ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Food Dyes: Food dyes can change color of stool.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
?normal: Candida can be normal. If there is a diaper rash, lotrimim cream should help. Check with your dr. If grey stools persist.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: But most concerning would be a source of bleeding from your upper intestinal tract. Black tarry stools called melena are caused by bleeding from the u ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Patients on: Iron supplementation typically report that their stools are darker, even without blood loss.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Saha
27 years experience in Gastroenterology
Stool change: Go to your doctor to have the stool analyzed for ova and parasites, occult blood, and culture and sensitivity.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Things that make: black stools include iron, blood, bismuth, charcoal. There are many more things that can make for dark color.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience in Ophthalmology
SERIOUS ISSUE: True "yellow" eyes (sclera) need to be assessed for systemic jaundice which signifies liver disease ; need for medical evaluation. Your associated sx ... Read More
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Little info: Need more info about bowel patterns etc. As staters should get stool test done for infection and occult blood. see your doctor.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I can’t diagnose the reason for your orange colored stool. Passing orange feces may mean the stool either isn’t absorbing or isn’t comin ... Read More
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Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Beet pigment: Yes, beets will affect the color of stool and urine too.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile — a yellow-green fluid that digests fats — in your stool. As bile ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Yes: The shade of brown depends on bile secretion that darkens it.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
18 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Nothing really: Nothing you have mentioned sounds abnormal and it shouldnt have any effect on your pregnancy or babys health. I would recommend adding fiber supplemen ... Read More
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