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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What can happen if you have a yeast infection for years? can it enter the colon? also what can a bubbling feeling in the colon, groin & vagina mean?

What can happen if you have a yeast infection for years? can it enter the colon? also what can a bubbling feeling in the colon, groin & vagina mean?

Not really: You have yeast in your body, including the colon, but your body keeps it in control. You are taking probiotics, and that's key to helping your body. The bubbly feeling does not sound like yeast. You should probably be evaluated to make sure something else isn't going on. ...Read more

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What causes genitals to change color in pregnancy?

What causes genitals to change color in pregnancy?

Increased blood flow: Increased blood flow and changes in hormones can cause the genitals to change color in pregnancy. ...Read more

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After exercise, I see myself in a mirror in the gym with a change in color perception. What might cause my black clothing to appear bright blue?

After exercise, I see myself in a mirror in the gym with a change in color perception.  What might cause my black clothing to appear bright blue?

Color perception: Is it happening only in the Gym or any where else also?, if so it could be the lighting effect in the Gym is a possibility, Still retinal problems need to be excluded, have dilated eye exam through an ophthalmologist. Trauma, inflammation and some medications may cause defect in color perception. ...Read more

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What are the sign and symptoms of rectal/colon cancer? Can it be easily treated? And also my stool color is sometimes black, dark brown, green ormixed

What are the sign and symptoms of rectal/colon cancer? Can it be easily treated? And also my stool color is sometimes black, dark brown, green ormixed

Varies : Signs and symptoms of colon cancer vary tremendously, certainly would be extremely rare in a 19 year old. Abdominal pain, change in bowel movements, unexplained weight loss, abdominal fullness, nausea are among the more common presenting symptoms. I would not hesitate to be seen and discuss directly with a doctor. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer usually cause bright red blood in your stool or is the blood darker in color?

Does colon cancer usually cause bright red blood in your stool or is the blood darker in color?

Usually occult...: It is usually not "red"-ily visible until late in the disease. Then it can be dark or bright, depending on rate of loss and location of leakage, as tends to darken with more time in GI tract. Also may be associated with narrowed caliber of stool. If concerned, see dr for fecal blood testing & if positive, referral for colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I'm a black male and is it normal to have different darkness to skin color in some parts of my body?

I'm a black male and is it normal to have different darkness to skin color in some parts of my body?

Yes: Variations in colr fom exposed to non exposed skin is common. Also areas that were irritated or inflammed may be darker evn black in color be ause of deeper pigment. If this is concern cosmetically see dermatologist re treatment options. ...Read more

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Would a change in your tongue's color indicate oral cancer?

Would a change in your tongue's color indicate oral cancer?

Possibly: Some tongue cancers and precancerous lesions present as white, red, or combined white/red patches on the tongue. A new area of color change should be checked out by a doctor or dentist. ...Read more

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What can cause changes in the color of feces?

What can cause changes in the color of feces?

Stool color: The stool changes colors regularly depending on diet and other factors. The only time the stool color is abnormal is if it is black or red, which can indicate active bleeding and occasionally when it is very pale in color, when it can represent blockage of the bile duct. Any other color is just a variant of normal. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can hemochromatosis sometimes change the color of your iris in any degree (even slightly)? Would this be a rare case?

Can hemochromatosis sometimes change the color of your iris in any degree (even slightly)?  Would this be a rare case?

Yes: Increased iron levels from hemochromatosis can cause brownish pigment deposition in the conjunctiva, cornea, iris, and even rarely in the structures of the back of the eye. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics change the color of your stool to a dark brown?

Can antibiotics change the color of your stool to a dark brown?

Yes: About one third of the solid matter in stool is dead bacteria. Also, the actions of bacteria on bilirubin influences the color of stool. We have trillions of bacteria in our intestines and antibiotics kill many of these bacteria, influencing the color of our stool. I advise taking probiotic supplements both during and after taking antibiotics to restore our normal intestinal flora. ...Read more

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Do hemorrhoids in toddler cause purple color around the rectum with some inflammation? Can this cause bleeding. He is often constipated.

Do hemorrhoids in toddler cause purple color around the rectum with some inflammation? Can this cause bleeding. He is often constipated.

Constipation: Hemorrhoids are extremely rare in a toddler. The purple color is likely congestion as a result of constipation. Constipation will cause the color, bleeding and pain with stools. If there is a very red color with a distinct border surrounding the anus, that is usually due to streptococcus and is very painful. ...Read more

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What could cause a drastic change in the consistency of stool after a trip to ecuador?

What could cause a drastic change in the consistency of stool after a trip to ecuador?

Many reasons: Many potential causes : infectious (ie bacterial, parasitic or viral), hepatitis (ie a, b or c). Also dietary changes can alter your stool. I would seek a full eval from your primary care physician or GI specialist. ...Read more

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Can a mole in behind your eye be cancer or turn into cancer?

Can a mole in behind your eye be cancer or turn into cancer?

Possibly: Any mole anywhere can be cancerous. See a dermatologist to check it out. Make sure you wear sun block oceangirl. ...Read more

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What can cause stool that is very dark in color?

What can cause stool that is very dark in color?

Black stool: If the stool is solid black or maroon, especially if it is very foul smelling, it may represent what is called melena, which is usually a sign of bleeding from the digestive tract. The bleeding is often active and this is a medical emergency. If you experience this, you should go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have bleeding in your colon without black or tarry stools?

Is it possible to have bleeding in your colon without black or tarry stools?

Yes: Tarry stools (melena) is usually due to a higher gi tract source of bleeding (I.e. stomach or small bowel). As the source of bleeding gets closer to the anus, it is usually red as there is less digestion by bacteria (which is why it turns black) ...Read more

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How do I know if I have blood in my stool? I'm noticing maroon mucus in the crevices of my stool that will leach the dark colour in to the water.

How do I know if I have blood in my stool?  I'm noticing maroon mucus in the crevices of my stool that will leach the dark colour in to the water.

See ur doc: Hi, it's possible that what you are describing is blood in the stools. The best way is to refute or confirm this is by a stool test that can be done by your doctor in the office. Or he can request you to send a stool sample to the lab. Please see your primary care. ...Read more

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What can cause a real thick heavy clear mucus not runny comes out in the size of a nickle an quarter from the vagina what's can cause this? Help!

What can cause a real thick heavy clear mucus not runny comes out in the size of a nickle an quarter from the vagina what's can cause this? Help!

Infection & hormones: Some vaginal discharge can be normal. As you go through the month your hormones cause changes in the discharge. In some cases though discharge can be a sign of infection. Causes incluse yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and stds. There are simple tests that can be done in the office to determine if this is normal or not. ...Read more