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Is dark brown stool normal?

Is dark brown stool normal?

Yes : As long as it is not bloody not dark, tarry black, that color is ok. ...Read more

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Stool Is Brown (Definition)

Stool is brown is the normal condition in most people except babies. Babies tend to have ...Read more


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What can very dark brown stool indicate?

What can very dark brown stool indicate?

Probably 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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I have dark brown stool for the past 3 days?

I have dark brown stool for the past 3 days?

Normal: Dark brown stool is normal. Very black and tarry stools are not normal. Bloody stools, or maroon colored stools are not normal. Very light or clay colored stools are also concerning. ...Read more

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What to do if very dark brown stool, scared! worried!?

What to do if very dark brown stool, scared! worried!?

Do you feel: healthy? Black , tarry, malodorous stool or maroon stool could be due to GI bleeding. Brown stool -usually isn't as much of a concern. If you are worried - you doctor can very easily test for blood in feces. take care. ...Read more

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I've had really dark brown stool for a while now, should I be worried?

I've had really dark brown stool for a while now, should I be worried?

What color do U want: 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 current color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is dark brown stool with lots of red dots normal?

Is dark brown stool with lots of red dots normal?

You're bleeding: Gi bleeding can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care especially if lightheaded, dizzy, weak. Sources of particular concern: bleeding stomach ulcers, ischemic colitis, infectious colitis, inflammatory bowel disease. Get right to a doctor, &consider stopping any non-prescribed NSAID drugs now. ...Read more

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Very dark brown stool. Normal consistency. 2 times in past week. Normal? How normal are very dark brown stools?

Get checked: Stool color is generally due to diet and to the bile (yellowish-green fluid that aids in digestion) secreted from your guts. Bile + food is altered by enzymes that changes food from yellow to brown. While your diet/medications can play a large role in stool color, get checked if the dark brown borders on black. ...Read more

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Is dark brown stool mix with yellow brown normal ? What causes it?

Is dark brown stool mix with yellow brown  normal ? What causes it?

Normal: Any shade of brown is normal. Black stool is abnormal and can indicate bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal area. Iron supplements and Pepto-Bismol can also cause black stools ...Read more

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