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How Zinc Changes Color Of Stool
What kind of disorders or illnesses can make hair color change? Light color to dark color. Thanks!
Lots of things can: 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 please. ...Read more
They can. : Vitamin B12 (or multivitamins containing b12) can turn the urine a deep yellow, or even orange color depending on your hydration status. This is normal and simply represents excess of this vitamin being excreted into the urine. It should not change the turbidity (cloudiness) or odor of the urine, and should not cause any pain or discomfort. ...Read more
Yes: About one third of the solid matter in stool is dead bacteria. Also, the actions of bacteria on bilirubin influences the color of stool. We have trillions of bacteria in our intestines and antibiotics kill many of these bacteria, influencing the color of our stool. I advise taking probiotic supplements both during and after taking antibiotics to restore our normal intestinal flora. ...Read more
Stool: Antibiotics may affect the color and character of stools because not only do they affect the "bad" bacteria the doctor may be treating you for, it also affects the "good" bacteria that are residents in our gastrointestinal system. This may change the make up of those bacteria and lead to different digestion patterns, causing changes in stool. ...Read more
Can cocoa powder to change the color of bowel movements? I've had protein drinks containing 25% iron and vitamins now bm are very dark brown.
?question: Not sure of the question here? It appears you have been drinking protein drinks high in iron, which can indeed cause your stools to turn darker in color. Knowing that, there is no need to now take another product to try and alter the color again. You just need to realize with iron supplements, your stool will be darker in color. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin color: There are other pigments that contibute to skin color besides melanin. For example, people can get brownish discoloration on their lower legs from hemosiderin which results from bleeding into the skin and degradation of the hemoglobin. Liver disease can lead to jaundice which would be a yellowish color. Some medication can color the skin. ...Read more
Medical problems: If you have liver damage or certain types of cancer, kidney failure, anemia, and other medical conditions you can have changes in your color tones. Hormone medication as well as pregnancy can cause melasma and some prescriptions can also give those side effects. Speak with your doctor about your medical condition, medication list, or diet (too many carrots) and see if you can get help with this. ...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?
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
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