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Is dark brown stool normal?

Is dark brown stool normal?

Yes: The dark brown color of stool is from red cell breakdown--this is normal. ...Read more

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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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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How do you tell the difference between dark brown stools and black stools and are dark brown stools normal?

How do you tell the difference between dark brown stools and black stools and are dark brown stools normal?

Black is bad: Black stools are completely black or black green. Dark brown stools are fine. The color of the stool is very dependent on the diet a diet rich in red meat will have dark brown stools but they should not be black. Blackstilt can be seen when there is blood in the digestion track or from senna cathartics. ...Read more

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Pig blood with meat is a delicacy in my culture I had a bowel movement and my stool was dark brown can that be a reason? Is dark brown stools normal?

Pig blood with meat is a delicacy in my culture I had a bowel movement and my stool was dark brown can that be a reason? Is dark brown stools normal?

Yes in your case: The color of the stool is influenced by what you eat. In the scenario you describe the bloody meet can be the reason for your stool's dark brown color (it is like having stomach bleeding) but you must make sure
that the source of the dark color is not a bleeding ulcer in the stomach ...Read more

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Dark brown stool normal consistency though slight stomach discomfort diarhea feeling but no diarrhea, slight lower back cramps as well?

Dark brown stool normal consistency though slight stomach discomfort diarhea feeling but no diarrhea, slight lower back cramps as well?

Probiotics: Your intestinal tract has various strains of good bacteria to function well. Try drinking 8 oz kefir or 6 oz yogurt or buttermilk and/or fermented foods like sauekraut. ...Read more

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RLQ stomach pain which radiates to the belly button comes and goes with occasional dark brown stools, is it normal should I worry?

RLQ stomach pain which radiates to the belly button comes and goes with occasional dark brown stools, is it normal should I worry?

Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes of pain in the right lower abdomen and groin, such as: groin muscle pull, hip joint inflammation, bowel problems, genital conditions, an infection, etc. A primary care doctor can evaluate the pain. Severe pain is an urgent problem unless it is a known problem already being cared for by the doctor. With severe pain, one can be checked at the E.R. for appendicitis, etc... ...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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What does it mean to have dark stools? Not tarry or bloody looking- just dark. Sometimes fully dark, sometimes also with normal brown stool.

What does it mean to have dark stools? Not tarry or bloody looking- just dark. Sometimes fully dark, sometimes also with normal brown stool.

You are what you eat: If the dark stool is not related to blood, then it most likely is related to what you are eating. Big offenders include blueberries, beets, spinach and licorice. ...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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Is dark brown stool mix with a little yellow brown normal? What causes it?

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

Brown /yellow brown: I would not worry. Stool is a combination of bacteria, food residuals, bile. Diet affects color-carrots/ sweet potatoes more yellow. Butterfish orange/ oily. Colors to worry are red current jelly/ black tar (blood) and chalky whitish (gallbaldder) and oily gassy stool (pancreas) and if constantly light yellow. F/u/ w/ doc

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/stool-color/expert-answers/faq-20058080 ...Read more

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Dark brown stool and constipation few weeks after laparoscopic surgery, normal?

Dark brown stool and constipation few weeks after laparoscopic surgery, normal?

Can be normal if...: This can be normal as long as the stools are not described as black and tarry in appearance (as this could indicate a slow bleed from the gastrointestinal tract). If constipation does not resolve or is accompanied by abdominal pain, lack of appetite, fever, or distention (swollen belly), then a follow up with the Gastroenterologist would be warranted. ...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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What does light brown stool mean? What can I add to my diet to make it darker? Thanks.

What does light brown stool mean? What can I add to my diet to make it darker? Thanks.

No Disease Here: This is one, not a condition or a disease. Your diet will change and at times you will absorb some foods differently. It is so bizarre that you keep asking this question today that I worry you may need to be evaluated by a psychiatrist. Light brown stool means nothing. One cannot choose the color of their stools. ...Read more

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I got dark blacky brown stool with mucus. What are the reasons?

I got dark blacky brown stool with mucus. What are the reasons?

Black stools: Usually this means bleeding from the stomach. (Ulcer).
Family med or internist can be very helpful, ASAP.
Alternatively you can drink 2 ounces of Aloe vera juice for a few weeks and see if this gets better, but its always safe to seek medical care first. ...Read more

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Had a pretty normal brown stool but at the end of it. Approximately 1.5 inch of end was a grayish brown color? Is this anything to be worried about?

Had a pretty normal brown stool but at the end of it. Approximately 1.5 inch of end was a grayish brown color? Is this anything to be worried about?

No: Not likely anything to worry about. This could just be different content of the stool. If you continue to have gray stools, or stools that cannot be flushed down or pain in the abdomen, see your MD for further workup! ...Read more

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I had very light brown stool yesterday and today I had a normal brown stool with very light brown in it almost pale in color mixed normal brown color?

I had very light brown stool yesterday and today I had a normal brown stool with very light brown in it almost pale in color mixed normal brown color?

Stool Color: Stool color is not important unless there is no color at all or it is bloody. Melena which is black sticky foul smelly stool signifies blood as well and is important. Otherwise green, brown, orange or shades thereof don't mean anything. ...Read more

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I just had a dark brown stool. When I wiped it looked brown. I take iron every day (always have) but ate beef jerky yesterday. I feel fine otherwise.?

I just had a dark brown stool. When I wiped it looked brown. I take iron every day (always have) but ate beef jerky yesterday. I feel fine otherwise.?

Probably not problem: Color and consistency of bowel movements is largely dependent on diet. Consumption of iron tablets makes BM's darker. It's also possible the jerky contributed to the different color. Watch what happens over the next few days. Blood in stool is usually maroon or bright red. Seek medical attention if this occurs. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What could cause a whitish-green stool? Earlier I passed a whitish-green stool and in the same movement had normal brown stool. What's going on?

What you ate,,: Whatever you ate is the likely cause of your abnormal colored stool. Sometimes if you had a lot of vegetables or fatty foods, it changes the way your stool looks. Fatty foods can make it look lighter in color while red meat may make it darker. Different vegetables can make it look greener. Without any health issues and being that you're young it's likely ok. See your dr. If still concerned. ...Read more

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Mostly brown stool, but there's black mixed with it. Apparently this is not normal. Could it mean blood? Black is all over stool. Normal size. Cancer?

Mostly brown stool, but there's black mixed with it. Apparently this is not normal. Could it mean blood? Black is all over stool. Normal size. Cancer?

Stool color: Stool that appears dark can be caused by a number of possibilities. Blood, drug intake, iron, certain food types, food coloring, are only a few of the possible causes. Blood in stool may be suspect for cancer but needs lab testing in order to confirm. ...Read more

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I have had a darker brown stool and I had a little red on my toilet paper and and I have eaten tomatoes could it be something else?

I have had a darker brown stool and I had a little red on my toilet paper and and I have eaten tomatoes could it be something else?

Could possibly: Be blood. Have you ever been constipated and gotten hemorrhoids? When they belled it is usually on the toilet paper. Stop eating tomatoes syndrome see if it stops. If it's blood you should see the doc! ...Read more

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Sometimes I have a strong urge to go to bathroom. And it comes out with a lot of gas noises and floats. Stool is brown soft and formed. Normal or worry?

No worries...: Strong urge to have a bm is most commonly associated with ibs or other food intolerance eg. Lactose intolerance. Keep a food diary and see if there might be a pattern to your symptoms that would implicate something you are eating. Good luck! ...Read more

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BM 15 minutes after eating broccoli, there was regular long brown stool and a pile of dark green/black unformed stool, not watery. Broccoli culprit?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that the broccoli had even made it out of your stomach at that point let alone through the rest of your digestive tract. BM probably unrelated. ...Read more

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Been having constipation for 3 weeks. When stool comes out it appears to have small dark spots everywhere. Blood? Rest of stool is brown, hard& soft.

Been having constipation for 3 weeks. When stool comes out it appears to have small dark spots everywhere. Blood? Rest of stool is brown, hard& soft.

How is your diet?: Have you been taking NSAIDs (aspirin, Ibuprofen etc.) if not, do you feel weak, lethargic, weight loss or not, hemorrhoids, any significan family history? . I recommend visiting your primary doctor for evaluation of blood in stool, if its positive, have them pursue an upper and lower endoscopy ...Read more

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