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Doctor insights on: Normal Bowel Color

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Orange colour stool is normal?

Orange colour stool is normal?

Yes: Stool comes in a range of colors. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Which colour stool is normal?

Let me explain: Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile — a yellow-green fluid that digests fats — in your stool. As bile pigments travel through your gastrointestinal tract, they are chemically altered by enzymes — changing the pigments from green to brown. ...Read more

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Normal brown stool bowel movement. When wiping it starts brown and changes shades, last wipe is yellowish. Normal? Stool is not yellow.

Normal brown stool bowel movement. When wiping it starts brown and changes shades, last wipe is yellowish. Normal? Stool is not yellow.

Normal stool: Normal stool contains many components that vary in appearance and color. If normal stool is spread thin (such as on a microscope slide), a yellow color is completely normal. ...Read more

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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

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What color poop is normal?

What color poop is normal?

Yellow, brown, green: Poop can be a blend of yellow, brown, and green colors. Babies older than a week usually have yellowish poops. Older kids tend to have brownish poops. Worrisome colors are red (blood), black (old blood), or grey/white (lacking in bile). A doctor should evaluate a child, if his or her poop is a worrisome color. ...Read more

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Darker than normal stool.

Depends: If melena (black, tarry) this may represent bleeding. Otherwise likely a consequence of what you consumed. ...Read more

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Is black stool after colonoscopy normal?

Is black stool after colonoscopy normal?

Probably not, but...: Melena is dark stools stained with denatured blood, but all dark stool is not melena. False positive hemoccult results can occur based on diet ; stool additives. However, colonoscopy can result in bleeding due to biopsies, scope abrasion/trauma, post-polypectomy oozing, etc. By all means, call your colonoscopist now ; alert them to your concern--they know your risks ; will be eager to assist you.. ...Read more

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What is the look, color, texture of normal stool?

Stool: Normal stool would be brown in color, formed or soft like thick oatmeal depending on the foods you ingest, but not watery. It should have no blood or mucus in it. ...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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Normal liver enzynes normal colonoscopy but stool color is bright yellowish brown what do I test for or is this normal?

Normal liver enzynes normal colonoscopy but stool color is bright yellowish brown what do I test for or is this normal?

Can't fix normal: Stool color is dependent on the main colorizing agent, deep green bile, and the action of germs in the gut as poop moves though it. Normal colors range through deep greens through yellows to browns depending on how long it stays in the gut & the effect of gut germ metabolism. What you describe is well within the normal range for stool color. ...Read more

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Stool has darker brown bits of poop in? Is this normal. Pregnant

Stool has darker brown bits of poop in? Is this normal. Pregnant

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

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Is fatty stool normally regular in shape, color and diameter?

Is fatty stool normally regular in shape, color and diameter?

Stool: Generally bulky, light-colored (grey-yellow), greasy and oily, floats and smells foul. ...Read more

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Can Dark colored stool mixed with regualar colored stool mean my GI Tract is bleeding.

Can Dark colored stool mixed with regualar colored stool mean my GI Tract is bleeding.

Possibly: Black stool may indicate bleeding from the upper gi tract like stomach or duodenum. Things like iron supplements or peptobismol can make stool color black. A physician can easily test a stool specimen in the office and determine whether it contains occult(hidden) blood. ...Read more

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Is light brown normal for a stool color?

Is light brown normal for a stool color?

Yes: Very dark stools or very light colored( almost white)can be disease indicators and deserve a doctor visit. ...Read more

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Pale stool normal after gallbladder removal?

Pale stool normal after gallbladder removal?

Concern : You should be concerned that you could have blockage of the biliary ducts. Changes in stool after ccy is not uncommon but further evaluation reasonable. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more