A 47-year-old member asked:
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my stools are dark brown but look flat, is this a problem?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Flat brown stool: The amount, color, frequency, shape of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications, supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor pls
Answered on Apr 21, 2017

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