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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 16 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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