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What does it mean when my poop is black?

What does it mean when my poop is black?

Black "poop": Generally three things can cause black stools---taking iron tablets, peptobismol, or bleeding in your stomach. A lot of green veggies can also but not black in color. If you feel sick or weak seek medical care. ...Read more

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Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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What does it mean if my poop is green?

What does it mean if my poop is green?

Its Christmas!!! LOL: No really, it is usually some dietary change you have made, as long as the stool is fairly normal consistency - the color changes sometimes dramatically with changes in your diet. Should go back to normal in a day or two... As long as it is not black and tarry - that would be worrisome! have a great holiday! ...Read more

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What does it mean if my poop is green?

What does it mean if my poop is green?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my poop is green?

What does it mean if my poop is green?

Either you ate: something that turned your stool green, or else you pooped out some extra bile acids in stool. Nothing to worry about, unless you are having diarrhea and abdominal pain-then it could be an infection ...Read more

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What does it mean when my snot is bright yellow?

What does it mean when my snot is bright yellow?

Mucus: Sounds like you have a yellow mucoid discharge from your nose, otherwise known as snot. This often occurs with a viral upper respiratory infection, the common cold. This should go away in a few days. It may also be a sign of a sinus infection, if you have had sinus pain for more than 10 days. Allergies may also produce a mucoid nasal discharge. ...Read more

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What does purple baby poop mean?

What does purple baby poop mean?

Color of poop: Baby's poop is a reflect what they have been eating. Has your baby eaten prunes or other fruits or had juices that are of that color. Speak to your pediatrician to review dietary recommendations. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my menstrual blood looks reddish orange?

What does it mean when my menstrual blood looks reddish orange?

Nothing in: Particular. Coloration of menstrual blood is not normally of clinical significance. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my vomit is dark brown color?

What does it mean if my vomit is dark brown color?

Blood: I am concerned that you are bleeding into your stomach -- anything from too much pepperoni pizza to a life-threatening stomach ulcer. A physician's office visit is in order if this persists for more than a few days. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my stool is black and watery?

What does it mean when my stool is black and watery?

See details: Black stools can be the result of GI bleeding. This issue needs to be evaluated asap. See your doctor. If you do not have one, go to the er. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my stool has brown patches?

What does it mean if my stool has brown patches?

Probably nothing: The only bad colors for stool are white (bile duct blockage), black (could be old blood) and red (blood). Spots of brown are probably diet related (some food you ate which is not completely digested). ...Read more

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What does it mean when my bowel movements are albino color?

What does it mean when my bowel movements are albino color?

May be serious: No big deal if this is only very occasional. But if the stool is persistently white or clay colored it could mean that you have a blockage that is stopping bile from the liver getting into the gut. You need to see a doctor. This could be from a common bile duct stone or chronic pancreatitis, but may be a symptom of pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if my snot is a clear/yellow color?

What exactly does it mean if my snot is a clear/yellow color?

It depends: I assume from your question that your snot is a mixture of clear and yellow. This could be indicative of any number of things: rhinosinusitis, allergic rhinitis with possible early bacterial infection, nasal polyp, viral infections, or hyperactive nasal mucosa. I would suggest seeing your physician to further delineate the exact cause in light of your medical history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your poop is tan and brown?

What does it mean when your poop is tan and brown?

Likely: Eating anything could affect the color and character of your stools. Tan and brown stool by far is the normal color, due to normal degradation of bilirubin in the digestive tract. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my vomit was yellowish?

What does it mean if my vomit was yellowish?

Biliary emesis: Bile is typically a golden yellow color. It mixes with food to help digest dietary fats. When bile backs up into the stomach, it may appear in your vomitus. When persistent, it can lead to alkaline reflux and stomach irritation. Lots of common things can cause bilary emesis, but if persistent, worsening, or associated with pain, tenderness, weight loss, blood then please have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby has green poop?

What does it mean if my baby has green poop?

OK if baby is OK: You did not mention the age but as long the baby is acting okay it is alright to have a green stool. Most of the time (as long as the stools are not red or black) they are okay. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone's eyes constantly change color?

What does it mean when someone's eyes constantly change color?

Eye color change : Send a photo as this is not normal. How old is patient? Could be an underlying iron deposition disease or arcus senilus from high cholesterol. We can run some blood tests to see if serious. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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