A 18-year-old female asked:
i noticed today that my stool was a bit darker brown than usual. definitely not black, just darker brown than it usually is. what caused this?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Selma Holden answered
12 years experience Family Medicine
Most likely normal: Our stools can vary in color depending on what we eat. Some foods such as beets clearly do this, while the amount of fiber and protein can shift the color slightly. If you pass soft, well formed stools on a regular basis, don't feel pain with passing one, don't see any blood or black tar-like substance in or on it, then you most likely are fine.
Answered on Sep 13, 2019
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
I was bit today by what looked like a fly the bite hurt and drew blood i swiped it off my leg now have a small black dot no redness or swelling no itching what bite me
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!