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Can Minocycline Turn Your Stool A Bluish Green Color
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
My stool and urine colors have changed to dark green and yellow respectively. Can it be the drug i'm taking (feroglobin)?
Dark stool: 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. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more
Pros and cons: Aloe is commonly recommended for worm infestation, stomach disorders, colic, constipation, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, menstrual complaints, skin disorders. However, aloe is contraindicated in cases of intestinal obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, appendicitis, ; unexplained abdominal pain. Always weigh all pros and cons of any product (prescription or herbal) before ingestion please. ...Read more
Hands skin colour change from white to red or brown for a while then it return to its natural colour ( white colour)?
Nails: If the color stays for weeks, it could be a pseudomonas bacterial infection. ...Read more
Stool color: People attribute a lot of importance to their stool color, when in actuality it often reflects a combination of what they are eating, and what their gut bacteria are metabolizing. Unless your stools are pale and chalky, black and tarry, or bloody, I wouldn't be too concerned. ...Read more
Embarrassing question but what could cause green maybe green blue areas in my normal colored stool. No diet change. 3 days in a row.
See answer: The vast major of green and blue discolorations of one's stool are related to diet and not disease. Green (blue+yellow =green)poop can be seen with excess green leafy vegetables (chlorophyll), excess iron, artificial food dyes (ice cream, cake frosting, liquorice candy, etc). Less often by excess bile. Blue poop most often also related to food dyes (e.g. Blue curaçao, grape soda). Re-evaluate diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have brown skin. The lightest i can become is a pale yellow. Will inhibiting melanin production bring me to this pale yellow, or make me lighter?
No.: I'm not sure how you plan to inhibit melanin production, but if you have brown skin, you have brown skin. Staying out of the sun for a prolonged period will lighten your skin as light as it can get without using a strong bleaching agent -- which is not recommended, because it sometimes causes a paradoxical darkening of the skin. ...Read more
Not usually.: Dark stool is not a frequent side effect of echinacea ingestion. If your stool ever becomes very dark and foul-smelling, you should consider the possibility of internal bleeding and see your physician, however. ...Read more
May be: If sputum contains fresh blood and inflammatory exudate, the enzymes in the exudate may breakdown red cell and hemoglobin with a resulting change in color. Sputum would probably need to sit at room temperature for a number of hour to see the change. If sputum is collected for lab tests, it should be delivered to the lab asap. ...Read more
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
What can cause stools to change to a very dark (almost black but not quite) brown color. No pain or blood, not tarry.
Food& Bile determine: 20 y/o Male asks What can cause stools to change to very dark (almost black but not quite) brown color. No pain or blood, not tarry.Stool colors are mostly determined by the Food one eats & the amount of Bile secreted into the Gut for the Digestion. Since this is not bloody or tarry focus will be on much green vegetables, Iron Supplements, digestives like Pepto-Bismol or sweets like Black Licorice ...Read more
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