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What Is The Best Treatment For Brown Stools
I have dark brown stools, almost tarry (not quite black) in small to mid-size areas. Does this indicate blood in my stools?
Rule out 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
Now has green stool: 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 greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
I've been getting light brown stools for about 2 months, is it possible coffee can cause light stools?
The color of Stools: Why are your stools causing you concern? They are brown and they are, i assume, regular? ...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
Could you name a disease for each tipe of stool?
- Greenish-brown stools;
- Greenish-black and sticky;
- Bright green.
Thanks a lot!
How do you tell the difference between dark brown stools and black stools and are dark brown stools normal?
Black is bad: Black stools are completely black or black green. Dark brown stools are fine. The color of the stool is very dependent on the diet a diet rich in red meat will have dark brown stools but they should not be black. Blackstilt can be seen when there is blood in the digestion track or from senna cathartics. ...Read more
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