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Normal Stool Color Chart
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
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
Variable: Stool coloring is variable. Black, grey, bright red should cause a call to the doctor. ...Read more
Can loose stools change color of toliet water (dark brown/light brown stools)? Done stool test negative of blood but recently started liquid iron
Depending on what you eat, green stools may be normal. Consult this site for more info: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708
For 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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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
What causes a 3month old baby to stool bright yellow then slightly yellowish but the 3rd day her stool color returns to it's normal color green?
Normal brown stool bowel movement. When wiping it starts brown and changes shades, last wipe is yellowish. Normal? Stool is not yellow.
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
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
Stool: Generally bulky, light-colored (grey-yellow), greasy and oily, floats and smells foul. ...Read more