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Feces (Overview)

Feces is the product of a bowel movement...Aka poop!


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What makes up feces?

What makes up feces?

Undigested food: After your intestinal track does its magic, extracting the nutritional and energetic elements from what you eat, then what is left over is concentrated in your colon and passes out as feces. This is true throughout the animal kingdom. ...Read more

Feces (Overview)

Feces is the product of a bowel movement...Aka poop!


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What makes long greenish feces?

What makes long greenish feces?

Stools: Color is related to amount of bile produced in your gallbladder. Consult a gastroenterologist if stools are colorless, black, or u r having other symptoms. ...Read more

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Waking up having feces in pants?

Waking up having feces in pants?

Feces: No sorry. Not normal. Go to pcp. ...Read more

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Why are my feces large and round?

Why are my feces large and round?

Sounds healthy!: Having round and large bell movements sounds healthy, unless it's a change in your normal bowel habits. Keep eating a lot of fiber. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes feces to be green ish?

What causes feces to be green ish?

The amount of bile: Liver makes bile and secretes it to help us digest food stuffs. Some food needs more bile to digest than others. Stools can be yellow, green, brown or dark brown. Call md if stool is white, black and sticky or red. ...Read more

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Why does my feces look like powder?

Why does my feces look like powder?

Get it checked out: Not sure but you should see your doctor and possibly get a stool test to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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What can the color of feces tell you?

What can the color of feces tell you?

Can tell a good deal: Black stool can indicate internal bleeding. Red stool also can be blood. Clay colored stool can indicate liver disease. Mostly, color is a marker of your diet. ...Read more

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Who do some feces sink and some float?

Who do some feces sink and some float?

Gas usually, occ. Fa: Floating stool is usually due to gas; occasionally poor absorption of fat leads to fatty, greasy, pale, foul-smelling, yellowish, floating stools; not normal. Fatty stools seen with pancreatic deficiency, some bowel problems, e.g. Celiac disease, ileal disease from crohn's, etc. ...Read more

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Fatty feces in toilet - why does this happen?

Fatty feces in toilet - why does this happen?

Fatty stool: This could mean that you have fat malabsorption. If it persists you should have a gastroenterologist check it out. ...Read more

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What can cause changes in the color of feces?

Stool color: The stool changes colors regularly depending on diet and other factors. The only time the stool color is abnormal is if it is black or red, which can indicate active bleeding and occasionally when it is very pale in color, when it can represent blockage of the bile duct. Any other color is just a variant of normal. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My feces came out like long rope, why is this?

My feces came out like long rope, why is this?

Rope-like stool: The texture and length 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/exposures, inflammation, other factors. Easy to run a few tests here--call your doc if your described bowel pattern is unusual for you & persists. ...Read more

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What if someone ate a small amount of human feces?

Fecal contamination: You may get sick, you may not. You may contract Hepatitis A or one of many bacterial infections. You will need to wait and see. In the mean time, I suggest you reconsider your dietary choices. ...Read more

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Undigested food in feces. Is this a troubling sign?

Undigested food in feces. Is this a troubling sign?

Have you lost weight: What type of undigested food? Skins of fruit and vegetables may pass undigested in a normal person. If your are otherwise in good health and have not had unintended weight loss, it would not be a cause for concern. ...Read more

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What is the significance of strangely shaped feces?

Cancer: In some cases, if you have a high-grade rectal cancer it can act like a napkin ring around your colon resulting in bowel movements that are long and narrow caliber. There are all other sorts of reasons why stool has a particular appearance that are not related to cancer though. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had green feces for 2 days. What does this mean?

I have had green feces for 2 days. What does this mean?

Green Stool: If the stool was loose, the reason for green stool could be too rapid a transit time in the gut. Eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery and green beans as well as food that contains green food coloring can lead to green stool. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if my feces is dark green?

Please explain what it means if my feces is dark green?

Why 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/exposures, inflammation, other factors. Easy to run a few tests here--call your doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your feces is a little bit dark?

What does it mean when your feces is a little bit dark?

Possibly...: Possibly nothing, unless it is very dark and tarry or maroon (due to the abnormal presence of blood). Normal color is light to dark brown, changing depending on bacteria in gut, diet, or any number of other reasons.
The brown color of feces is due to the action of bacteria on bilirubin (a product leaked from dead red blood cells--which is normal). ...Read more

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Does food come out as feces two days after it is consumed?

Does food come out as feces two days after it is consumed?

Digestion: It all depends and varies from human to human. There is no right answer to your question. ...Read more

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I'm backed up...Uhm feces wise. Any ways to take care of it?

I'm backed up...Uhm feces wise. Any ways to take care of it?

Exercise, fiber: Regular exercises and more fiber in the diet usually help constipation. Stress reduction may also be beneficial. If necessary, take fiber supplement (miralex, metamucil etc.). ...Read more

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What does it mean when your feces is black in color like tar?

What does it mean when your feces is black in color like tar?

USUALLY BAD: Typical means that you are bleeding some where like a stomach ulcer. Also iron can cause the stool to be black or tarry and maybe other foods. But if you are not on iron then maybe need to check about the ulcer. ...Read more

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Why is the colour of my feces dark green? Should I be worried?

No: Color does not point to anything wrong. It can be diet or how you are absorbing nutrients. If you have fever, pain, bleeding, then you should get checked out. ...Read more

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Feces had several small white-ish circules. What could it mean?

Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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What is the best way to handle feces found inside a garbage can?

Not hard: Place an inverted baggy around your hand. Pick up the stool. Invert bag back again within a larger bag. Tie up and dispose of. This is how I take care of our dogs' poop, and it works well. You can spray out garbage can with pressure nozzle on hose and then spray with lysol or other disinfectant. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does your feces sometimes come out looking like a thick rope?

Why does your feces sometimes come out looking like a thick rope?

Enough fiber, fluids: Colon works to pull water out of stool; what's left depends on fiber content, fluid content. Hard pellets: inadequate in both; watery: imbalance of fluid/solid due to a bunch of things (secretion, inflammation, inadequate fiber, irritable bowel, infection). Rope-like shape is because the colon is a long cylinder. Liquid stool on right, progressively more formed as it moves through. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my feces is color pink, what could it be means?

Get checked: You should have your stool checked to see if there is any blood in it. Good luck. ...Read more

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If my feces is been light green for the past week, what does that mean?

If my feces is been light green for the past week, what does that mean?

Likely due to: Your diet. Keep track of what you are eating. Your stools waste from the foods you eat. It may take on the color of the foods you are eating. ...Read more

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My feces are white with a reddish tint at the end. What does this mean?

Not sure: Prompt medical evaluation is warranted for extremely light (white) stool. There are a number of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more

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How does the food we eat turn into feces? And what causes feces to stink?

How does the food we eat turn into feces? And what causes feces to stink?

You're kidding right: You digest your food by adding enzymes that break it into absorbable parts. The fecal mater is created when the indigestible debris is mixed with bile from the liver and worn out enzymes. The stink comes from intestinal germ action that produces volatile gases as they digest things we cannot. ...Read more