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I have been having light brown poop all week?

I have been having light brown poop all week?

Pale stool color: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) 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

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Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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I have been pooping green for almost 3 weeks.. only having about three or four brown poop in that time.

I have been pooping green for almost 3 weeks..  only having about three or four brown poop in that time.

Green stool: The green is bile that is traveling too quickly through your intestine for the bacteria to turn it brown. Conditions that may cause it (diarrhea) include: laxative use, food poisoning, celiac disease, C.diff diarrhea, malabsorption, IBD, infectious diarrhea, alcohol abuse.excess iron supplements or gall stones. Without any symptoms or medical or social hx, cant suggest a cause in you. ...Read more

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Been having pale brown poop for past week or so.Much lighter in color than normal. What cocould be wrong?

Been having pale brown poop for past week or so.Much lighter in color than normal.  What cocould be wrong?

Pale stool : Pale stools are most often a reflection of your diet. What you eat is most definitely reflected in your stools. But if pale stools are associated with other symptoms (e.g., jaundice, weight loss, colicky abdominal pain), this could indicate that the bile is not being excreted into your small intestine from the gall bladder correctly. I would recommend a wait-and-see approach for the next few days. ...Read more

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I have been pooping brown water constantly for around 4days and vomited once do not think I am sick i get extremely gassy too. Thank you for your time?

I have been pooping brown water constantly for around 4days and vomited once do not think I am sick i get extremely gassy too. Thank you for your time?

Denial? : It sounds 2 me u r sick tho u may not feel so. This is very unusual and could b a sign of an infection or a parasite. Certainly abnormal 2 a point i think u need 2 b cn by a GI specialist, soon. Or u want 2 start with ur pcp & cultures should b done as well as microscopic xam of ur stool, as well as blood tests. ...Read more

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I been pooping black and vomiting brownish please help in have no idea what happings?

I been pooping black and vomiting brownish please help in have no idea what happings?

NOT good if 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. Stop any nsaid's you're taking, ; call your doctor right away 4 evaluation ...Read more

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My poop is normal brown, but the water in the toilet bowl is a reddish color. I have been eating a lot of beets, 2 days ago. What's going on? Afraid.

Probabely from Beets: It is mostly from the beets and there is no need to worry but if it persists consult with every stool consult your doctor ...Read more

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What do u eat to make your poop darker? Its been light brown with a little yellow recently ever since i returned home what can I eat to make it darker

The Color of Stool: This is perhaps the first time this question has ever been asked in any forum for health. There is absolutely no reason to be concerned about the color of one's stool when all else is normal. It is, quite frankly, bizarre to even be worrying about this. Why are you even spending a minute thinking about this? What possible reason would you have to need your stool to be a different color? ...Read more

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What does it mean if a male is constipated and his urine is a brown color he has been dripping poop every now an then?

Most likely: Constipation due to dehydration causing a dark concentrated urine as the body tries to avoid losing any more fluid. The dripping stool may be liquid stool seeping around a fecal impaction. You need to see a doctor to confirm and get proper treatment. Start by drinking lots of caffeine free/ alcohol free fluid like gatorade up to 120 ounces per day. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more