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What can the color of feces tell you?

What can the color of feces tell you?

Can tell a good deal: Black stool can indicate internal bleeding. Red stool also can be blood. Clay colored stool can indicate liver disease. Mostly, color is a marker of your diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Leonard Stein
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Chloride (Definition)

Chloride is a negatively charged ion of chlorine found in cells and serum. Chloride is the main ion which balances out the positively charged ions ...Read more


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What if someone ate a small amount of human feces?

What if someone ate a small amount of human feces?

Fecal contamination: You may get sick, you may not. You may contract Hepatitis A or one of many bacterial infections. You will need to wait and see. In the mean time, I suggest you reconsider your dietary choices. ...Read more

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What makes up feces?

Undigested food: After your intestinal track does its magic, extracting the nutritional and energetic elements from what you eat, then what is left over is concentrated in your colon and passes out as feces. This is true throughout the animal kingdom. ...Read more

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If my feces used to float, but now tend to sink in the toilet, what does that mean?

If my feces used to float, but now tend to sink in the toilet, what does that mean?

Your diet: It all depends on what you are eating. If you are eating foods with lots of fiber (which is a good thing!), you feces will be more dense & sink. Floating stools can be caused by dietary fat or by an increase in gas from the normal bacteria that are in your gut. If you are not absorbing your food properly, the bacteria try to digest it & produce gas. See doc if not better for evaluation. ...Read more

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My feces came out like long rope, why is this?

My feces came out like long rope, why is this?

Rope-like stool: The texture and length 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/exposures, inflammation, other factors. Easy to run a few tests here--call your doc if your described bowel pattern is unusual for you & persists. ...Read more

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I have had green feces for 2 days. What does this mean?

Green Stool: If the stool was loose, the reason for green stool could be too rapid a transit time in the gut. Eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery and green beans as well as food that contains green food coloring can lead to green stool. ...Read more

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Im backed up...Uhm feces wise. Any ways to take care of it?

Im backed up...Uhm feces wise. Any ways to take care of it?

Exercise, fiber: Regular exercises and more fiber in the diet usually help constipation. Stress reduction may also be beneficial. If necessary, take fiber supplement (miralex, metamucil etc.). ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if my feces is dark green?

Please explain what it means if my feces is dark green?

Why 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/exposures, inflammation, other factors. Easy to run a few tests here--call your doc. ...Read more

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Feces had several small white-ish circules. What could it mean?

Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your feces is black in color like tar?

What does it mean when your feces is black in color like tar?

USUALLY BAD: Typical means that you are bleeding some where like a stomach ulcer. Also iron can cause the stool to be black or tarry and maybe other foods. But if you are not on iron then maybe need to check about the ulcer. ...Read more

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Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more