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Normal Bowel Color
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
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
Normal brown stool bowel movement. When wiping it starts brown and changes shades, last wipe is yellowish. Normal? Stool is not yellow.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Variable: Stool coloring is variable. Black, grey, bright red should cause a call to the doctor. ...Read more
I removed the gallbladder. Stool was normal color, recently I found the stool color light color, is this normal?
Can be: As long as the stool is some variation of brown, green, yellow then you're OK ...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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Stool: Generally bulky, light-colored (grey-yellow), greasy and oily, floats and smells foul. ...Read more
Constipated 2 wks, only soft stool passing. Stools that pass are normal color, but bile is red/orange. Normal? Or is this bleeding? Worried :(
Probably blood: What you describe is not normal . You should see your doctor. ...Read more
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