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A 22-year-old female asked:

Orange chunk in stool..powdery on examination..but don't remember eating anything orange.? i had disprin yestrday.can blood present like this in stool?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Doubt it, but...: The amount, color, frequency 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. You may be describing steatorrhea--due to maldigestion, pancreatic insufficiency, ingestion of olestra or orlistat, high fat intake.

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Last updated Mar 1, 2016

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