What does dark brown stool mean - Doctor answers
No Disease Here: This is one, not a condition or a disease. Your diet will change and at times you will absorb some foods differently. It is so bizarre that you keep asking this question today that I worry you may need to be evaluated by a psychiatrist. Light brown stool means nothing. One cannot choose the color of their stools. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean to have dark stools? Not tarry or bloody looking- just dark. Sometimes fully dark, sometimes also with normal brown stool.
What does really dark brown stool with a little mucous mean? Should I worry I had a colonoscopy last year it was good! Hemorrhoids bleed when I wipe
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
What color do U want: The color 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. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if current color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
Is dark brown stool normal? MY stool was type 4, which is the best on the scale, but the color was dark brown. Should I be concerned or is it normal.
Normal: See your health provider if the stool turns black otherwise it is a normal color. ...Read more
You're bleeding: Gi bleeding can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care especially if lightheaded, dizzy, weak. Sources of particular concern: bleeding stomach ulcers, ischemic colitis, infectious colitis, inflammatory bowel disease. Get right to a doctor, &consider stopping any non-prescribed NSAID drugs now. ...Read more
Usually this means bleeding from the stomach. (Ulcer).
Family med or internist can be very helpful, ASAP.
Alternatively you can drink 2 ounces of Aloe vera juice for a few weeks and see if this gets better, but its always safe to seek medical care first. ...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
Brown /yellow brown:
I would not worry. Stool is a combination of bacteria, food residuals, bile. Diet affects color-carrots/ sweet potatoes more yellow. Butterfish orange/ oily. Colors to worry are red current jelly/ black tar (blood) and chalky whitish (gallbaldder) and oily gassy stool (pancreas) and if constantly light yellow. F/u/ w/ doc
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/stool-color/expert-answers/faq-20058080 ...Read more
My stool is brown, but then it has black on it. Last time a saw a big black spot on it what can this mean? What is it? I have been eating dried plumbs
Black spot: The black spot can represent undigested peel of the plum. ...Read more
I just had a dark brown stool. When I wiped it looked brown. I take iron every day (always have) but ate beef jerky yesterday. I feel fine otherwise.?
Probably not problem: Color and consistency of bowel movements is largely dependent on diet. Consumption of iron tablets makes BM's darker. It's also possible the jerky contributed to the different color. Watch what happens over the next few days. Blood in stool is usually maroon or bright red. Seek medical attention if this occurs. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Mostly brown stool, but there's black mixed with it. Apparently this is not normal. Could it mean blood? Black is all over stool. Normal size. Cancer?
I have had a darker brown stool and I had a little red on my toilet paper and and I have eaten tomatoes could it be something else?
Could possibly: Be blood. Have you ever been constipated and gotten hemorrhoids? When they belled it is usually on the toilet paper. Stop eating tomatoes syndrome see if it stops. If it's blood you should see the doc! ...Read more
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