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Brown Stools (Overview)

Brown stools is the normal condition in most people except babies. Babies tend to have yellowish or yellow-greenish stools.


Brown Stools (Overview)

Brown stools is the normal condition in most people except babies. Babies tend to have yellowish or yellow-greenish stools.


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What does light brown stool mean? What can I add to my diet to make it darker? Thanks.

What does light brown stool mean? What can I add to my diet to make it darker? Thanks.

No Disease Here: This is one, not a condition or a disease. Your diet will change and at times you will absorb some foods differently. It is so bizarre that you keep asking this question today that i worry you may need to be evaluated by a psychiatrist. Light brown stool means nothing. One cannot choose the color of their stools. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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Now i'm having dark brown stools. Could that just be the chocolate?

Now i'm having dark brown stools. Could that just be the chocolate?

Probably normal: Normal stools are various shades of brown. Black (like tar) is a different story-can be due to some meds, like iron pills, pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) charcoal capsules, or blood. ...Read more

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Hospital 4 dehydration. Since,nausea,gas,bloating,floating stools,.5 white.5 brown stools,pain in back under right ribs,prone2 bruise,tired.what isit?

Hospital 4 dehydration. Since,nausea,gas,bloating,floating stools,.5 white.5 brown stools,pain in back under right ribs,prone2 bruise,tired.what isit?

Gastroenterologist: Your may have gluten sensitivity or intolerance. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you and order the appropriate tests and treatment including dietary instructions. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation while stooling. What could be the problem? How do I get rid of it?

I have a burning sensation while stooling. What could be the problem? How do I get rid of it?

Probable hemorrhoid: Most likely you have hemorrhoids. You first of all have to assure that this is the cause by seeing either your pcp or GI specialist and then if it is one then you have to change your diet, exercise and drink adequate amount of water. ...Read more

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I've been getting black and brown stools. What could be wrong?

I've been getting black and brown stools. What could be wrong?

Perhaps nothing: But there are many causes of dark stools (blood, meds, diet, etc) . Fortunately it is easy to tell by bringing a small sample to your md to test for blood. If blood is found a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy could be performed to rule out a source of bleeding. If no blood, it may just be diet or other normal cause. ...Read more

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What causes dark brown stools?

What causes dark brown stools?

Bleeding from PUD: Bleeding froim PUD or any other disease of the upper GI tract above the ligament of traici. ...Read more

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Where are these black and dark brown stools from?

Where are these black and dark brown stools from?

Rule out melena: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more

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I've been getting black and brown stools. What could be wrong?

Perhaps nothing: But there are many causes of dark stools (blood, meds, diet, etc) . Fortunately it is easy to tell by bringing a small sample to your md to test for blood. If blood is found a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy could be performed to rule out a source of bleeding. If no blood, it may just be diet or other normal cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have almost black or very dark brown stools?

What does it mean to have almost black or very dark brown stools?

Not sure: Tarry / sticky? Bad smell? Dark? - could possibly be related to a GI bleed. Or can be related to meds or foods. ...Read more

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I have light brown stools along with pain in my upper right side?

I have light brown stools along with pain in my upper right side?

Be checked: Be checked, could be the pancreas or another gastrointestinal organ involved. ...Read more

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Now i'm having dark brown stools. Could that just be the chocolate?

Probably normal: Normal stools are various shades of brown. Black (like tar) is a different story-can be due to some meds, like iron pills, pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) charcoal capsules, or blood. ...Read more

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Yellowish brown stools to greenish stools now?

Now has 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, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Very dark brown stool. Normal consistency. 2 times in past week. Normal? How normal are very dark brown stools?

Very dark brown stool. Normal consistency. 2 times in past week. Normal? How normal are very dark brown stools?

Get checked: Stool color is generally due to diet and to the bile (yellowish-green fluid that aids in digestion) secreted from your guts. Bile + food is altered by enzymes that changes food from yellow to brown. While your diet/medications can play a large role in stool color, get checked if the dark brown borders on black. ...Read more

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Could you name a disease for each tipe of stool? - Greenish-brown stools; - Greenish-black and sticky; - Pinkish-red; - Bright green. Thanks a lot!

Could you name a disease for each tipe of stool?
- Greenish-brown stools;
- Greenish-black and sticky;
- Pinkish-red;
- Bright green.

 Thanks a lot!

No. : It doesn't work that way. Stool color is influenced by diet and gut bacteria. The variations in stool color, consistency, and texture are not necessarily associated with any disease. See your doctor if bowel function is consistently abnormal. ...Read more

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I have dark brown stools, almost tarry (not quite black) in small to mid-size areas. Does this indicate blood in my stools?

It could...: But there are many other non-blood causes of dark stools (meds, diet, etc) . Fortunately it is easy to tell by bringing a small sample to your md to test for blood. If blood is found a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy could be performed to rule out a source of bleeding. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between dark brown stools and black stools and are dark brown stools normal?

How do you tell the difference between dark brown stools and black stools and are dark brown stools normal?

Black is bad: Black stools are completely black or black green. Dark brown stools are fine. The color of the stool is very dependent on the diet a diet rich in red meat will have dark brown stools but they should not be black. Blackstilt can be seen when there is blood in the digestion track or from senna cathartics. ...Read more

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