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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?

More likely than: Hemorrhoids is an anal fissure. Patients often experience difficulty starting the bm as if there is a blockage and then a tearing sensation during the bm, followed by severe throbbing pulsating sensation after the bm. See a colorectal surgeon to get a proper evaluation and find out what options for treatment are available to you. ...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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