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A 17-year-old female asked:

is it normal for poo to be very soft and turn the water brown? i never get this but it happened today and i'm afraid it means i'm ill

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Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Soft stools: Can be a sign of illness, but will usually be accompanied with nausea, possibly vomiting, abdominal pain and malaise. Also will likely be frequent or multiple soft to watery stools. If only one or two, and no other symptoms, may be a change in your diet causing it. If it persists for more than two weeks, you should be see by a doctor

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Why am i pooping green water after eating?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
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), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you consumed in the last few days. If the green color is unusual for you & persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor.
A 22-year-old female asked:

Hey, so I have been having problems defeacating for months now. I defecate a few times when I drink water but attimez even if I drink it doesn't help?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Thyroid?: You should see a doctor and let them help you determine if there is a medical condition causing your constipation. It could be low thyroid function, low magnesium, and several other things.

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Last updated Jul 30, 2014

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