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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have yellow/light brown poop with orange in it? Also, I had watery diarrhea 6 times a day for 4 day. Doc gave me antibiotics.

What does it mean to have yellow/light brown poop with orange in it? Also, I had watery diarrhea 6 times a day for 4 day. Doc gave me antibiotics.

Pale colour stools: There may be several causes. If it does not clear, see the doctor again for evaluation and investigations. Check the whites of your eyes, if they are yellow, please see a doctor as soon as possible. If you drink enough fluids and the urine is very dark, also see a doctor. The discolouration can be due to the diarrhoea itself, food that you consumed and other causes, like viral infections. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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.

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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If someone had black poop for a week, then it returned brown for 3 months, then black poop again, what could it be. Sorry for the sloppy question?

If someone had black poop for a week, then it returned brown for 3 months, then black poop again, what could it be. Sorry for the sloppy question?

Be seen: It can be caused by several things, but most concerning would be from internal bleeding. You need to be checked. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Had constipation iss for yrs, now I am pooping several times a day soft smaller amounts. 1 inch round, soft light brown 4-5 inches long is this normal?

Had constipation iss for yrs, now I am pooping several times a day soft smaller amounts. 1 inch round, soft light brown 4-5 inches long is this normal?

Yes: Whatever you're doing, keep doing it. Constipation can cause a variety of deadly illnesses--especially colon cancer. Bile acids break down into potent carcinogens, if transit time is more than 24 hours, bathing the colon and lower intestines with cancer-causing poison. Keep your bowels moving regularly, and avoid colon cancer. ...Read more

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Pooping clearish light brown liquid, have to keep going back to the toilet. Only started this morning?

Pooping clearish light brown liquid, have to keep going back to the toilet. Only started this morning?

Sounds like: Common, (food related) diarrhea. Drink electrolyte solution, and obtain Immodium AD (OTC)
Follow directions on package!
If this persists, check it out with your Primary Care Provider!
Hope this helps! ]
Dr Z ...Read more

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Poop is brown, but looks shaped like worms. Is this normal?

Poop is brown, but looks shaped like worms. Is this normal?

See your doctor: Ff it has become thin you need to see a doctor and may need a colonoscopy to determie the cause. (to rule out a mass constricting the colon). ...Read more

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My poop is green - like the color of unripe bananas green. Bright green. No brown at all... is this something I should get checked out or is it fine?

My poop is green - like the color of unripe bananas green. Bright green. No brown at all... is this something I should get checked out or is it fine?

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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Hi can you tell Me why my 2 year old daughter poop is a really dark brown?

Hi can you tell Me why my 2 year old daughter poop is a really dark brown?

Dark stool in 2 yea: Does she take iron supplementation? Iron or bismuth from pepto-bismol can cause dark brown/ black stool. Stool that floats/ oily may be due to pancreatic insufficiency as in cystic fibrosis. If she is having pain, crying then it is more concern. F/u w/doc

http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/stool_color_changes/page2_em. Htm ...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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I have streaky dark brown poop and feels like get a stuck in anus. Why is this? Could it cdiff

I have streaky dark brown poop and feels like get a stuck in anus. Why is this? Could it cdiff

No: C diff causes diarrhea.
You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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