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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.

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Light brown poop with white stuff in it and left side pain. What can it be?

Light brown poop with white stuff in it and left side pain. What can it be?

Colitis?: Is this new? Any fevers? And what's the consistency - normal or loose? This could be an infection if new, or an inflammatory bowel condition if more chronic.

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I'm 4 months pregnant and in the past week or two noticed that I have light brown poop is this a problem am I sick should I talk to my doctor?

I'm 4 months pregnant and in the past week or two noticed that I have light brown poop is this a problem am I sick should I talk to my doctor?

No: It's normal for poop to be all sorts of colors and textures. Light brown is totally normal and is likely related to what you consumed (ate). If you have a fever or watery diarrhea, those would be reasons to see your doctor. Otherwise, change in color of poop is okay.

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I've have a scrotal hernia since 10 or younger and now I'm 20 now I have light brown floating poop and dizziness and foggy vision when I lay down for?

I've have a scrotal hernia since 10 or younger and now I'm 20 now I have light brown floating poop and dizziness and foggy vision when I lay down for?

Unlikely related but: ...in answer to at least one of your concerns: Stool floats in part when it contains a lot of air or gas. Diet plays a considerable role in stool composition, but additional roles here are played by your bacterial flora, the effectiveness of food digestion and absorption, GI transit time, more. Exposures? Travel? Persistently altered bowel habits deserve medical attention & evaluation please.

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What does brown string in poops indicate?

What does brown string in poops indicate?

Need more info: If all of your poops are thin and stringy, you need to get checked. If you had only one poop that seemed to have something like a brown string but you are fine now, it is most likely something you ate. If this experience of a brown string keeps on happening, someone needs to make sure you don't have parasites or something blocking your poops so that they are thinner.

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Dark brown poop? Is that normal

Dark brown poop? Is that normal

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.

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Why is my poop half green half brown??

Why is my poop half green half brown??

Not to worry: Food /dyes or medications can affect the color of feces. Green stool can also occur with rapid transit through the colon. Take care.

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What does it mean when your poop is tan and brown?

What does it mean when your poop is tan and brown?

Likely: Eating anything could affect the color and character of your stools. Tan and brown stool by far is the normal color, due to normal degradation of bilirubin in the digestive tract.

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Is it normal to poop out a clear poop with like brown strings?

Is it normal to poop out a clear poop with like brown strings?

It depends: A clear poop could be some mucous, which can be normal in irritable bowel, a condition where there is may be cramps that are relieved by pooping, and frequent bouts of constipation or diarrhea, often with stress. Brown strings does not sound like a normal, formed stool. You should see your doc if there's pain, weight loss, diarrhea, or constipation, or if your stool often looks strange.

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I have very dark brown poop for 1week but I don't feel any pain in my body. No pain during pooping too?

Brown OK: Dark brown is fine. It means that it is moving slowly and is absorbing a lot of bile to give it its color. If it is dark black and tarry- that would be a concern or if bright red blood is noticed that would require attention. As long as there is no pain and its color is dark brown- that is normal.

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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.

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I keep having a hard time pooping and ifart and mucus clear with light brown in it comes out & just brown sometimesshould italk to dr I'm 19 yrs old?

I keep having a hard time pooping and ifart and mucus clear with light brown in it comes out & just brown sometimesshould italk to dr I'm 19 yrs old?

Yes consult your MD: You have this problem of chronic constipation.It may just be functional constipation and it may be causing blockage in your rectum and/or colon, or you may have a medical condition causing your symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. You may need just enema and/or laxatives or prescription meds to relieve your symptoms at young age of 19.

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