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Dark Brown Stool Color Meanings
Hello im 19 and ive notice a change in my stool color should I be worried it is turning and dark brown color not black?
Concern but no worry: The amount, color, frequency 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. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
Stool color change from medium brown to dark brown between movements. This has happened frequently in the duration of my lifetime. What causes this?
Recent stool color change from Medium to dark mahogany brown. No diet change. Might have sinusitis. Proper hydration. Been 7 days since change-Causes?
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
Hi. My stool color was dark brownish. I'm regularly constipated. Also it was not continous. I can sometimes feel movement in my intestines. Help?
Black: Jet black stools, assuming you are not eating things which will do this, may signify old blood. Also if you see bright red blood this is of concern. If your stool is completely white that is not normal. All other colors are usually related to your dietary intake. ...Read more
Slimy light/dull red blood on exterior of stool for a month or two. Stool color brown as usual. What could be the cause?
Internal: Hemorrhoids and anal fissure needs to be ruled out first although there could be other causes. See your doctor for an exam. Best! ...Read more
Since three weeks I removed gallbladder, stool color was normal dark color recently I noticed the stool is light color near yellow. Is it normal?
Biliary stricture?: If the liver is unable to get bile into your intestine, it can cause you to have pale or yellow stools. Bile is what makes stools brown. This can sometimes occur after gallbladder surgery which can cause the bile ducts to narrow and cause a stricture. Sometimes stents are needed to open the ducts back up and allow free-flowing bile. See your surgeon if this continues to be a problem for follow up. ...Read more
Have had "really" dark green stools 4 2 days. Been fighting a bad cold 4 2 wks, but also diagnosed w/gastritis yrs ago. Stool color cause 4 concern? : (
Normal liver enzynes normal colonoscopy but stool color is bright yellowish brown what do I test for or is this normal?
Can't fix normal: Stool color is dependent on the main colorizing agent, deep green bile, and the action of germs in the gut as poop moves though it. Normal colors range through deep greens through yellows to browns depending on how long it stays in the gut & the effect of gut germ metabolism. What you describe is well within the normal range for stool color. ...Read more
Stool color yellows brown all blood work normal not losing weight have IBS -d on off 40 years AST never higher than 14 ALT 16 so why?
M 21 year old past weak m suffring frm jaundice my stool color is dark yellow and when I poop out yellow mucus cum with sum stool is serious prblm?
Not clear enough...: The specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms & signs are not clear enough for deducing right diagnosis although one has to rule out possible liver diseases or bleeding along gastrointestinal tract or some breakdown of red blood cells, etc. How to sort the related concern on health? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
Stop worrying: Stool color reflects what you've been eating: fatty or not fatty, high or low fiber, plant or animal, etc. Etc. The two colors that worry me most are black (bleeding in the stomach) or red (bleeding in the intestines). If you feel good and there have been no changes in your health, relax. If you don't feel good and your health has changed, then stool color might be a clue. See your doctor. ...Read more
Varies: The color depends on diet and bile output during the illness. I have seen blue poop from blue Popsicles or Gatorade. They can be almost clear mucous to brownish water, but very frequently are a beige/creamy white. The hallmark is the horrible smell that goes along with rotavirus - I can walk in a room and tell a baby in there has the illness. ...Read more
No: I presume your stools are loose or watery. You should see your doctor. ...Read more
I removed the gallbladder. Stool was normal color, recently I found the stool color light color, is this normal?
Can be: As long as the stool is some variation of brown, green, yellow then you're OK ...Read more
Liver: There is likely a problem with your liver. You should see your doctor for testing. Bilirubin, which comes from the liver is yellow in color and is normally broken down in the GI tract. It gives stool it's dark brown color. If there is a blockage of bile or decreased production from liver then stool looks clay white. ...Read more
I have had changes in stool color and consistency over the past several months what can this mean?
Black spots/sprecks in stool, stool is not completely black but I can see many small spots which don't look normal. Stool color is also different.
You should see your primary doctor. Fecal impaction, constipation could be explanation for your symptoms.
If you have bleeding (when stool could be black/dark red) colonoscopy can help understand the source of bleeding. Cancer/cancer bleeding unlikely at age 21.
Another test: stool for parasites.
Thank you for question. ...Read more
No: There is no 'normal'. Stool colon depends on what you eat. In particular, red meat, chocolate, and forms of indigestible fiber, as well as supplements (such as iron) can change the color of stool. Blood in the stool is always abnormal, and should be investigated. But aside from this, there is no true 'normal color stool'. ...Read more
Sometimes (about 2 or 3 weeks) pain occurs on right side abdomen and specially after discharge stools. And stool color black?
Black stools: Black stools, especially when they or foul-smelling and tarry, can be a sign of internal bleeding in the upper digestive tract. It is possible you may have ulcer or some other source of internal bleeding. You should see your doctor ASAP or go to the emergency room if you feel too sick to make it to that appointment. Good luck. ...Read more