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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Stool Color (Definition)

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


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My 4 months old baby stool color is grey. What are the reasons for grey color of stool and treatments. He is bottel feeding?

My 4 months old baby stool color is grey. What are the reasons for grey color of stool and treatments. He is bottel feeding?

? normal: This could be normal. White stools could signify liver disease. I would observe for a few days. Check with your dr. If persists. ...Read more

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Eating beets change breastmilk color? Is it safe during breastfeeding? Will baby stool color change if I ate beets during breastfeeding?

Eating beets change breastmilk color? Is it safe during breastfeeding? Will baby stool color change if I ate beets during breastfeeding?

Safe: Excellent nutrition and may increase milk production. They will not cause your breast milk to change colour or change the colour of your baby's stool. All the best. ...Read more

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What color is the stool color in a child with rotovirus?

What color is the stool color in a child with rotovirus?

Varies: The color depends on diet and bile output during the illness. I have seen blue poop from blue Popsicles or Gatorade. They can be almost clear mucous to brownish water, but very frequently are a beige/creamy white. The hallmark is the horrible smell that goes along with rotavirus - I can walk in a room and tell a baby in there has the illness. ...Read more

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What causes a 3month old baby to stool bright yellow then slightly yellowish but the 3rd day her stool color returns to it's normal color green?

What causes a 3month old baby to stool bright yellow then slightly yellowish but the 3rd day her stool color returns to it's normal color green?

Poop Colors: The color of stool is not usually concerning, as it reflects a lot of things we eat. Dark black, red or white stools are the only colors that are worrisome. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a child of 6 months age, his stool color is green blackish, heart beat is fast, so is it bad for him, he is feeding formula, so pls help me?

Hi, I have a child of 6 months age, his stool color is green blackish, heart beat is fast, so is it bad for him, he is feeding formula, so pls help me?

Poop Colors: The color of stool is not usually concerning, as it reflects a lot of things we eat. Dark black, red or white stools are the only colors that are worrisome. As far as the heart rate is concerned, a normal baby has a rapid heart beat. Is it fast for him? If so, take him to see his doctor. ...Read more

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My two month baby girl refused to sackle these days. Her mother got worried. The baby's stool color is greenish and watery. Doc what is this condition?

My two month baby girl refused to sackle these days. Her mother got worried. The baby's stool color is greenish and watery. Doc what is this condition?

Don't know: She could not like something mom ate. Green stool could be a virus and diarrhea.
If she is still not eating well and has watery stools see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Stool color?

What is the definition or description of: Stool color?

Stool color: Stool color = color/hue of feces. This sometimes provide valuable diagnostic clues for medical conditions. ...Read more

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Stool color is grey. Help! Please?

Stool color is grey. Help! Please?

Stop worrying: Stool color reflects what you've been eating: fatty or not fatty, high or low fiber, plant or animal, etc. Etc. The two colors that worry me most are black (bleeding in the stomach) or red (bleeding in the intestines). If you feel good and there have been no changes in your health, relax. If you don't feel good and your health has changed, then stool color might be a clue. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause a change in stool color?

What can cause a change in stool color?

Brown: The color of stool is most commonly various shades of brown due to a combination of several factors (bile content, transit time, diet, medications, intestinal flora/bacteria). These factors may result in green or even a yellow hue. ...Read more

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Is light brown normal for a stool color?

Is light brown normal for a stool color?

Yes: Very dark stools or very light colored (almost white)can be disease indicators and deserve a doctor visit. ...Read more

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Can eating greek yogurt change your stool color?

Should not: Should not change color, should not change consistency, unless you eating only yogurt. ...Read more

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I have had abnormal stool color... Its been white fot a week? Why would that be?

Liver: There is likely a problem with your liver. You should see your doctor for testing. Bilirubin, which comes from the liver is yellow in color and is normally broken down in the GI tract. It gives stool it's dark brown color. If there is a blockage of bile or decreased production from liver then stool looks clay white. ...Read more

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What shades of brown are considered "normal" stool color? What colors are cause for concern?

Black: Jet black stools, assuming you are not eating things which will do this, may signify old blood. Also if you see bright red blood this is of concern. If your stool is completely white that is not normal. All other colors are usually related to your dietary intake. ...Read more

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I have had changes in stool color and consistency over the past several months what can this mean?

Depends: The changes may be related to your diet, what you are ingesting. It's reasonable to talk this over with your doctor to make sure nothing unusual is going on. You want to make sure you are well. ...Read more

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Hello im 19 and ive notice a change in my stool color should I be worried it is turning and dark brown color not black?

Hello im 19 and ive notice a change in my stool color should I be worried it is turning and dark brown color not black?

Concern but no worry: The amount, color, frequency 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, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Slimy light/dull red blood on exterior of stool for a month or two. Stool color brown as usual. What could be the cause?

Slimy light/dull red blood on exterior of stool for a month or two. Stool color brown as usual. What could be the cause?

Internal: Hemorrhoids and anal fissure needs to be ruled out first although there could be other causes. See your doctor for an exam. Best! ...Read more

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Black spots/sprecks in stool, stool is not completely black but I can see many small spots which don't look normal. Stool color is also different.

Fecal impaction: You should see your primary doctor. Fecal impaction, constipation could be explanation for your symptoms.
If you have bleeding (when stool could be black/dark red) colonoscopy can help understand the source of bleeding. Cancer/cancer bleeding unlikely at age 21.
Another test: stool for parasites.
Thank you for question. ...Read more

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Can any doctor post what abnormal stool color it looks like?

No: There is no 'normal'. Stool colon depends on what you eat. In particular, red meat, chocolate, and forms of indigestible fiber, as well as supplements (such as iron) can change the color of stool. Blood in the stool is always abnormal, and should be investigated. But aside from this, there is no true 'normal color stool'. ...Read more

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If you are taking ferrous sulfate, will it make your stool color black?

If you are taking ferrous sulfate, will it make your stool color black?

Yes: Iron by mouth can cause some nausea and constipation in some people and almost always turns the stool dark or even black. ...Read more

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Sometimes (about 2 or 3 weeks) pain occurs on right side abdomen and specially after discharge stools. And stool color black?

Sometimes (about 2 or 3 weeks) pain occurs on right side abdomen and specially after discharge stools. And stool color black?

Black stools: Black stools, especially when they or foul-smelling and tarry, can be a sign of internal bleeding in the upper digestive tract. It is possible you may have ulcer or some other source of internal bleeding. You should see your doctor ASAP or go to the emergency room if you feel too sick to make it to that appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Since three weeks I removed gallbladder, stool color was normal dark color recently I noticed the stool is light color near yellow. Is it normal?

Since three weeks I removed gallbladder, stool color was normal dark color recently I noticed the stool is light color near yellow. Is it normal?

Biliary stricture?: If the liver is unable to get bile into your intestine, it can cause you to have pale or yellow stools. Bile is what makes stools brown. This can sometimes occur after gallbladder surgery which can cause the bile ducts to narrow and cause a stricture. Sometimes stents are needed to open the ducts back up and allow free-flowing bile. See your surgeon if this continues to be a problem for follow up. ...Read more

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Sir I am 21 I have normal stool color with red tints in it. Or in other way little red spots in stool. What they are please tell me. And advise me.

Sir I am 21 I have normal stool color with red tints in it. Or in other way little red spots in stool. What they are please tell me. And advise me.

Cannot say for sure: They could represent specks of blood from hemorrhoids, or the residua of foods you are eating. The best thing to do is consult your doctor and have a physical examination. ...Read more

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Stool color change from medium brown to dark brown between movements. This has happened frequently in the duration of my lifetime. What causes this?

Stool color change from medium brown to dark brown between movements. This has happened frequently in the duration of my lifetime. What causes this?

Normal: Medium brown to dark brown color may just reflect your state of hydration. There is no disease that can be inferred from the information you provided. Drink enough water to keep your stool soft. ...Read more

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