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Why is my stool a very dark brown black color?

Why is my stool a very dark brown black color?

Not sure: Black stools can be due to medications that contain either iron or bismuth, eating certain foods (like black licorice), Gastrointestinal bleeding or ingestion of charcoal. ...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?

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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I have been noticing some dark colored sections in my stool; they are a light brown Mostly except here's dark brown sections. and mucous. ?

I have been noticing some dark colored sections in my stool; they are a light brown Mostly except here's dark brown sections. and mucous. ?

Abnormal stools: Bowel movements' color changes may be from change in diet (from food colors), medications (e.g. iron or Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) causing dark stools) or internal bleeding (dark like coffee grounds if from the stomach or red-brown if from the intestine). Seek medical attention in all cases, especially the latter which requires immediate attention as internal bleeding can be lethal. ...Read more

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My stool was big and hard very dark colour but when I wiped it and stuff the marks were brown. Was stool just very dark brown? eaten lots of chocolate

My stool was big and hard very dark colour but when I wiped it and stuff the marks were brown. Was stool just very dark brown? eaten lots of chocolate

Black, tarry stool?: If the stool is black and like hot tar consistency, it's possible that there is blood in the stool. Stool color varies dramatically with what foods you've eaten, dyes that may have been in processed food or in your case maybe even very large quantities of dark chocolate. ...Read more

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Dark spots in stools what is big dark spots in stools most likely? The general color is not dark but there are dark spots. Thank you

Dark spots in stools what is big dark spots in stools most likely? The general color is not dark but there are dark spots.
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You : You are most likely seeing undigested food particles. Otherwise if there is a possibility this could be blood you should see your doctor. More history and stool studies and an examination may be in order. Good luck. ...Read more

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My stools are dark brown but look flat, is this a problem?

My stools are dark brown but look flat, is this a problem?

Flat brown stool: The amount, color, frequency, shape 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. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor pls ...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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My stools are watery and a dark orange reddish color. Should i be concerned?

Yes, if it persists.: If happened only once , probably caused by something you are. But if it's happening over and over you need to be evaluated. It may be some kind of colitis. Need to check if the red color is blood. ...Read more

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My child's eyes are blue, but one is very dark and one very light. What could cause this?

My child's eyes are blue, but one is very dark and one very light. What could cause this?

Heterochromia: What you are describing is a condition called heterochromia, which simply means "different color." there are a number of causes of this relatively rare condition. It is certainly something to bring up with your pediatrician if they haven't already mentioned it. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003319.htm. ...Read more

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Why do stools be in dark color? My stools are ocassionally dark but not black. No foul smell. Why?

Why do stools be in dark color?  My stools are ocassionally dark but not black. No foul smell. Why?

Bilirubin: in bile, the breakdown product of the hemoglobin in red blood cells, is generally responsible for stool color. Bilirubin concentration can vary the color of stool from light yellow to almost black. Iron supplements can also cause stool to be darker/black. Blood in the stool from upper GI bleeding is usually black; if you have any questions don't hesitate to talk with your doctor about them:) ...Read more

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My son is 5 very tall and thin his bowels are always flaky and crumbly and pale is this normal?

My son is 5 very tall and thin his bowels are always flaky and crumbly and pale is this normal?

Not necessarily : Pale stools may point to a liver problem or can be a normal variant. Consult your pediatrician, who can assess your son's overall health and can help decide whether he needs additional tests or a consultation with a pediatric gastroenterologist (gi specialist.). ...Read more

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I've had small white strings in my stool for 2+ weeks now. They are very short and very thin. Are these worms?

I've had small white strings in my stool for 2+ weeks now. They are very short and very thin. Are these worms?

Could be worms.: Please visit your physician to obtain materials to give a stool sample for ova and parasites to find out. You can also bring one or more in a ziplock bag to show the physician. There are some things that are not well-digested that pass through into stool and give unusual appearances. Have you eaten anything different for the last 2 weeks? ...Read more

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My stool is very dark and flaky and has yellow flaky things floating around it and in water?

My stool is very dark and flaky and has yellow flaky things floating around it and in water?

Dark and flaky: Please make an appointment to see a Gynecologist. I cannot give you much information because you did not report your age. That said, please keep me informed. ...Read more

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How is it that I have very dark brown eyes when my mum's eyes are grayish and my dad's are green?

How is it that I have very dark brown eyes when my mum's eyes are grayish and my dad's are green?

Genetics : Eye color determination is genetically determined by your parents, with about 15 genes so far having been discovered that influence eye color. There are also various expressions of eye Color due to genetic polymorphisms. Enjoy the beautiful brown eyes that you have been blessed with! ...Read more

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I have been having pretty steady diarrhea for about 2 weeks and it had become very dark brown in color with bright red from hemmeroids almost every bm?

I have been having pretty steady diarrhea for about 2 weeks and it had become very dark brown in color with bright red from hemmeroids almost every bm?

Ans: Time to see your doctor for testing. Chronic diahrea needs medical intervention. Now you are very young. Any travel hx or family history. This is very important. Also you diet. What did you change 2 wks ago? ...Read more

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Should i be worried if my stool is very dark brown, almost black?

Should i be worried if my stool is very dark brown, almost black?

Tarry? Sticky?: Foul smelling? - if yes then get it medically checked out to ensure that you don't have GI bleeding. ...Read more

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Can your stool contain partial melena? This AM, stool was primarily light brown, but few pieces were very, very dark brown. What distinguishes melena?

Can your stool contain partial melena? This AM, stool was primarily light brown, but few pieces were very, very dark brown. What distinguishes melena?

No: Melina is blood in the stool. It is determined by a test on the stool. Since the stool all goes through the same tube it would be positive through a sample. ...Read more

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My stools are very hard suddenly ?

My stools are very hard suddenly ?

Evaluation/diet: Look into your diet-you may have change your diet some way that is affecting your bowel. Your diet may lack fiber, or you may dring less water that normally. , or under some stress.Stress does affect your bowel as well. If you do not have any of the above reason, then you need to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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