Top
40
Doctor insights on: Claycolored Stools Picture

Share
1

1
What colour is clay colored stool?

What colour is clay colored stool?

Grey: I would think they are grey, although, there are different kind of clay such as white, blue, and black to name a few, but classic one would be grey. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more


2

2
Yellowish brown stools to greenish stools now?

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

4

4
What is slushy light colored stool?

What is slushy light colored stool?

Stool light-colored: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. ...Read more

5

5
What does a dark, tarry and pasty stool look like?

What does a dark, tarry and pasty stool look like?

Just as U described: 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

9

9
What causes dark, tarry stools?

What causes  dark, tarry stools?

Depends: But most concerning would be a source of bleeding from your upper intestinal tract. Black tarry stools called melena are caused by bleeding from the upper tract that has been exposed to the acid from your stomach. This needs to be evaluated and treated promptly. ...Read more

10

10
Are ash colored stools a problem?

Are ash colored stools a problem?

Changed stool color: Color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Best case scenario for your specific changes: mucus discharge; worst case: partial biliary obstruction.Unless you correlate color change to a food, get checked. ...Read more

11

11
Can powdered donuts cause pale color stool?

Unlikely: Pale stool usually comes from a lack of bile production. If you are having this regularly, i would seek out the help of a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

12

12
Can antibiotics give a toddler bright green stool?

Yes: If your toddler is also starting to develop loose stool or even diarrhea, yogurt (if they will eat it) can help. Antibiotics alter the normal bacterial flora found in the intestine, and yogurt can help start to restore balance. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Would iron cause dark gray stool?

Would iron  cause dark gray stool?

Silver vs. 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. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more

14

14
What causes grainy dark stools in adults?

Diet & bacteria: The color and texture of stool is most often affected by diet and the activity of normal bowel bacteria. The only colors that are worrisome are red, black, or white. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
What dose having bright yellow/ mustered coloured stools sergest or signify?

Faster stool transit: Stool color is dependent on bile. Green bile gets excreted from the liver into the stool. As it travels through the bowel, the bile is acted on by gut bacteria and gradually changes color from green to yellow to brown. If the stool moves faster through the gut, bacteria have less time to change the bile color. This is not a problem unless having persistent diarrhea. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
What causes pale color stools?

What causes pale color stools?

Pale stools: Pale stools can come from different sources. Usually it is due to poor fat absorption, indicationg a problem with the liver or gall bladder. Sometimes in liver failure, bilirubin builds up in the system, and can cause yellowing of the stools. An evaluation of the liver is usually warranted. ...Read more

17

17
Are black stools really black color? Like does the color look like the color of a black crayon?

Are black stools really black color? Like does the color look like the color of a black crayon?

Indication of blood: Black tarry stools are due to bleeding in the intestine. If you have black stools, see your doctor and not be concerned if it is really black. ...Read more

18

18
Can antibiotic cause formed yellow fluffy looking stool during treatment?

Can antibiotic cause formed yellow fluffy looking stool during treatment?

Antibiotics: Because antibiotics kill bacteria (good and bad), the normal bacteria in your gut may be altered resulting in a change in your stool. If these symptoms, persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

21

21
I have color yellow stool with black spots in it is it of any concern?..I have a picture of it..

Stool may vary: Yellow stool with a "black spot in it" may be of concerned or just a variation of your normal stool process. Stool can change in quantity, consistency, and frequency with changes in diet, medication or illness. You should monitor your stools over the next few days and keep tract of any recent changes in your normal diet or medications or supplements you are taking. If it continues see your PCP. ...Read more

23

23
I have been having strange stools. From searching images i think it could worms or flukes. I have pictures & am concerned & looking for guidance. ?

I have been having strange stools. From searching images i think it could worms or flukes.  I have pictures & am concerned & looking for guidance. ?

You should: 1. show your pictures to your PCP (Primary Care Provider) 2. Send a sample to a clinical laboratoty 3. STOP WATCHING YOUR BOWEL MOVEMENTS! (that ITSELF can be a "disorder" In the absence of other signs (Bleeding, Abdominal pain , Diarrhea) I would strongly suggest #3 Hope this HELPS! Dr Z ...Read more

24

24
I have white discoloration on the outside of my anus. My stool is almost always loose and bleeding occurs from time to time. What is this? I have pics

I have white discoloration on the outside of my anus. My stool is almost always loose and bleeding occurs from time to time. What is this? I have pics

We can't see the: photos on regular HealthTap. With the history provided - do recommend medical evaluation. This portion of HealthTap is not designed to diagnose and treat medical problems. Take care. ...Read more

25

25
I have noticed something hard and squishy in my stool when I go. I've taken pictures of it. It's a whitish yellow color in huge globs ?

I have noticed something hard and squishy in my stool when I go. I've taken pictures of it. It's a whitish yellow color in huge globs ?

Stools analysis : Is what you need, we can't tell just from the description, as it looks like you don't have other symptoms. You may have parasitic infestation, or may be indigestion, get to see your doctor if that is really bothersome, wish you well ...Read more

27

27
Is this important in the clinical pic of upper ab pain and fatty stools? High Neutrophils High Monocytes Low Lymphocyte High Immature Granulocytes (3)

Is this important in the clinical pic of upper ab pain and fatty stools?
High Neutrophils
High Monocytes
Low Lymphocyte
High Immature Granulocytes (3)

Blood test results: Upper abdominal pain and fatty stools may be due to gall bladder disease. High neutrophils and monocytes, low lymphocytes and high immature granulocytes may not mean that much in the context of your symptoms, but may be consistent with an infection. You should ask your doctor for more guidance. ...Read more

28

28
For the past few months, i've had small stones in my stool don't look like pics of kidney stones, more like small lemon seeds... Should I be worried?

For the past few months, i've had small stones in my stool don't look like pics of kidney stones, more like small lemon seeds... Should I be worried?

Wonder about food: It is sure not related to kidneys. Partially digested material? Go over everything you eat, you probably will find a reason for stool stones. ...Read more

29

29
Okay I know I have some kind of parasite worm whatever you want to call it I can take pictures and send to you seeds in my stool they come out my mou how do I treat from home don't have money to see doctor what can I do?

Okay I know I have some kind of parasite worm whatever you want to call it I can take pictures and send to you seeds in my stool they come out my mou how do I treat from home don't have money to see doctor what can I do?

Can't do it: This is the HT public information site. As the disclaimers note, no diagnosis or treatments are offered. It is not a chat room & we cannot view pictures, lab or x-rays you upload. Find a local county health clinic for the underserved & get a proper evaluation. They are often associated with county health departments. ...Read more

32

32
I am seeing tiny spots of black in my stools on and off. I do have I B S and hemmoroids which have been bothering me lately. ?

I am seeing tiny spots of black in my stools on and off. I do have I B S  and hemmoroids  which have been bothering me lately. ?

Black "spots" ...: may mean bleeding from higher up in the GI tract such as the stomach. Or it may not be blood at all. You might start by trying to do a stool test for occult blood, either at home or with your doctor. Typically hemorrhoidal bleeding would be (bright) red, and usually no bleeding with IBS. Could gum lesion have been bleeding?? ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
34

34
I need answers for my picture in my file please?

This format does: not allow picture loads. Consider use of prime service ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
35

35
Why is my stool green?

Why is my stool green?

Likely: Eating anything could affect the color and character of your stools. ...Read more

36

36
What causes thin stool?

What causes thin stool?

Usually: Something in the lower colon or rectum would be the cause, either stricture, tumor or hemorrhoids. Any change in caliber of stools needs to be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later. Some type of scoping depending on your history would be the next step. ...Read more

37

37
Why is my stool so dark?

Several possibilitie: Stool can be dark from iron pills pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or foods like spinach. Black tarry stools may indicate bleeding from the stomach area and should be checked right away. ...Read more

38

38
Darker than normal stool.

Depends: If melena (black, tarry) this may represent bleeding. Otherwise likely a consequence of what you consumed. ...Read more

39

39
How I do soften my stools?

How I do soften my stools?

Stool softener/fiber: First, be sure you are staying well-hydrated with a good intake of water or other fluids. Adequate fiber in the diet is also important to keeping the stool soft. If these things are not enough then a stool softener such as docusate sodium can be used. ...Read more

40

40
What makes your stool green?

What makes your stool green?

Bile: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read more