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Abnormal Stool Color
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
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
Can loose stools change color of toliet water (dark brown/light brown stools)? Done stool test negative of blood but recently started liquid iron
Variable: Stool coloring is variable. Black, grey, bright red should cause a call to the doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal brown stool bowel movement. When wiping it starts brown and changes shades, last wipe is yellowish. Normal? Stool is not yellow.
Bright red blood once when expelled gas. No blood in stool. Stool normal brown color. Have hemorrhoids. What else might cause this?
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
I removed the gallbladder. Stool was normal color, recently I found the stool color light color, is this normal?
Can be: As long as the stool is some variation of brown, green, yellow then you're OK ...Read more
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