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Shelby, OH
A 20-year-old female asked:

I've had orangeish-light brown stool for a few days. haven't been eating a whole lot due to stress and anxiety. comes suddenly and is over with fast.

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Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 11 years experience
Stress: So sorry to hear about the stress :(. The abdomen and intestines are layered with many different nerves, so much so that we call it the "second brain". When you are stressed, you can have diarrhea, or constipation, or a host of different changes to your bowel habits. However, if you are ever having bloody or or black colored stool, you should see your doctor as soon as possible.
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Last updated Dec 22, 2020


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