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What Does It Mean If I Have Dark Stool Instead Of Light One
It might..: It might be completely normal depending on what you ate. However, we would need to know what other symptoms you are presenting. If the stool turns black or has blood, mucus on it it would need further evaluation. If otherwise you are healthy I would just make sure that you eat plenty of fiber(fruits and vegetables), low fat diet in order to produce a healthy bowel movement. ...Read more
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
My stool often comes in 2 stages in one sitting. First stage is firm and light brown, 2nd stage is very loose and very dark brown. Is this normal?
Not unusual: The sigmoid colon acts to solidify and compact stool so what you are seeing first probably comes from that area of the colon. What is up higher may not be so firm because it has not reached the sigmoid yet so it can be somewhat looser. Unless this represents a recent change in bowel habits would not be too concerned but if it is a change would have it checked out by your doctor with rectal exam. ...Read more
I am 16 and I am pooping nothing but light to dark red mucus. Only has been one day and i took stool softeners that night. Is it anything serious?
What does it mean when one is feeling pain when excreting or releasing stool which also comes out very small?
First piece of stool that comes out sinks, next one floats. Normal coloured stool. What does this mean?
My stools come out in very dark greenish black pebbles. What does this mean? I've had different color, texture, and floating and non float stools
Possibly melena?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) ; symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more
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