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Home Remedies For Brown Stools
Rule out 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... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more
Not sure: Tarry / sticky? Bad smell? Dark? - could possibly be related to a GI bleed. Or can be related to meds or foods. ...Read more
Perhaps 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
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
Could you name a disease for each tipe of stool?
- Greenish-brown stools;
- Greenish-black and sticky;
- Bright green.
Thanks a lot!
I've been getting light brown stools for about 2 months, is it possible coffee can cause light stools?
The color of Stools: Why are your stools causing you concern? They are brown and they are, i assume, regular? ...Read more
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