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Orange colour stool is normal?

Orange colour stool is normal?

Yes: Stool comes in a range of colors. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Stool Color (Definition)

Stool color = color/hue of feces. This sometimes provide valuable diagnostic ...Read more


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Which colour stool is normal?

Let me explain: Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile — a yellow-green fluid that digests fats — in your stool. As bile pigments travel through your gastrointestinal tract, they are chemically altered by enzymes — changing the pigments from green to brown. ...Read more

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Is dark brown stool normal?

Is dark brown stool normal?

Yes : As long as it is not bloody not dark, tarry black, that color is ok. ...Read more

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What causes pale color stools?

What causes pale color stools?

Pale stools: Pale stools can come from different sources. Usually it is due to poor fat absorption, indicationg a problem with the liver or gall bladder. Sometimes in liver failure, bilirubin builds up in the system, and can cause yellowing of the stools. An evaluation of the liver is usually warranted. ...Read more

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What colour is clay colored stool?

Grey: I would think they are grey, although, there are different kind of clay such as white, blue, and black to name a few, but classic one would be grey. ...Read more

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What is the look, color, texture of normal stool?

What is the look, color, texture of normal stool?

Stool: Normal stool would be brown in color, formed or soft like thick oatmeal depending on the foods you ingest, but not watery. It should have no blood or mucus in it. ...Read more

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Can Dark colored stool mixed with regualar colored stool mean my GI Tract is bleeding.

Can Dark colored stool mixed with regualar colored stool mean my GI Tract is bleeding.

Possibly: Black stool may indicate bleeding from the upper gi tract like stomach or duodenum. Things like iron supplements or peptobismol can make stool color black. A physician can easily test a stool specimen in the office and determine whether it contains occult(hidden) blood. ...Read more

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What color poop is normal?

What color poop is normal?

Yellow, brown, green: Poop can be a blend of yellow, brown, and green colors. Babies older than a week usually have yellowish poops. Older kids tend to have brownish poops. Worrisome colors are red (blood), black (old blood), or grey/white (lacking in bile). A doctor should evaluate a child, if his or her poop is a worrisome color. ...Read more

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What does color of discharging stool indicate?

What does color of discharging stool indicate?

Variety of reasons: Stool color can be changed by blood, food dye, different foods,medications and by infectious or inflammatory processes. ...Read more

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Can yogurt change color of stool?

Can yogurt change color of stool?

Food Dyes: Food dyes can change color of stool. ...Read more

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Normal brown stool bowel movement. When wiping it starts brown and changes shades, last wipe is yellowish. Normal? Stool is not yellow.

Normal brown stool bowel movement. When wiping it starts brown and changes shades, last wipe is yellowish. Normal? Stool is not yellow.

Normal stool: Normal stool contains many components that vary in appearance and color. If normal stool is spread thin (such as on a microscope slide), a yellow color is completely normal. ...Read more

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Pencil shaped stool: could this indicate bowel cancer?

Pencil shaped stool: could this indicate bowel cancer?

Possible: A rectal cancer could be a cause of decreased caliber stool, but there are others, so you need to seek an immediate physical exam, starting with the most basic technique, the digital rectal exam. Your doctor can guide you, but seek help. ...Read more

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Does yellowish sclera related to dark coloured urine and light grey stool?

Does yellowish sclera related to dark coloured urine and light grey stool?

SERIOUS ISSUE: True "yellow" eyes (sclera) need to be assessed for systemic jaundice which signifies liver disease ; need for medical evaluation. Your associated sx's are serious. Please seek out medical evaluation now...More commonly, a yellowish spot in the horizontal area is an actinic degeneration known as a pinguecula...Also pterygium, any eye care physician could quickly determine this with exam. ...Read more

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Stool has darker brown bits of poop in? Is this normal. Pregnant

Stool has darker brown bits of poop in? Is this normal. Pregnant

Yes, normal: It depends on what you are eating but stool can be many colors. If your stool is all black and sticky, like tar see your doctor as soon as possible as this could be a sign of intestinal bleeding. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more