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Is Half Brown Half Black Stool Normal
Bowel movement today contained stool that was half dark brown and half light brown on one piece. Normal? Bad?
Not serious yet: see if resolves; could be something you ate ; light stools can be from bilirubin /gallstones blockage of duct but if no right upper abdominal pain or jaundice[yellow skin and yes doubt it is this. if continues or black stools[could be ulcer/dried blood , vs taking peptobismal or aging dark foods or taking iron tabs] ...Read more
Recently my stool is two toned, half is normal brown colour and half is a lighter slightly Orange colour, no blood or anything, is this normal?
I ate some black raspberry cobbler and today my stool was regular consistency but half was brown, other half dark blue, is this normal?
Variable: Stool coloring is variable. Black, grey, bright red should cause a call to the doctor. ...Read more
Yes, normal: It depends on what you are eating but stool can be many colors. If your stool is all black and sticky, like tar see your doctor as soon as possible as this could be a sign of intestinal bleeding. ...Read more
Yes: Normal colors range from green to brown to dark brown. If your stool is black or bright red, then it could mean trouble and you would need to get seen right away. Changes in still size(caliper), diarrhea, and or severe constipation would be other reasons to get in to be seen. Take care. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Diarrhea 2 days then green stool yesterday now brown half normal half soft. Think whatever is going down there is getting better?
Period started yesterday as expected. Blood is coming out jelly like and brown. It's a medium normal flow but completely brown almost black w/ clots?
OK: This only suggests that the blood was in the vagina for sometime before being extruded out, the acidic pH in the vagina alters the color of the blood. ...Read more
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 diarrheal infection about 20 days back. At first it was going semisolid but now normal. But it is multicoloured half normal and half dark brown.
Bile Colors: The gall bladder located under our liver delivers a dark greenish liquid into our intestinal tract that gives stool it's color. Since you are recovering from a diarrheal infection, the digestive tract may still have healing damage that is changing the speed of the bile mixing with stool. Generally if stool is pitch black, red or white it's ok. ...Read more