Digestive-related

Throwing up Water – What are the causes?

Throwing up water means vomiting water. Vomiting refers to expulsion of contents of stomach through the mouth. Vomiting can be persistent or acute. Vomit typically contains saliva, pancreatic and stomach digestive juices and enzymes, undigested or partially digested food, bile, stomach acids, digestive tract water, and mucus occurring in stomach, small intestine, mouth, and esophagus. […]

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Mucus in Poop

The bowels and other areas of the body naturally contain mucus. Hence, mucus in poop is considered normal. However, if mucus in stool is present in abnormal amounts and/or is clearly visible, then it can be indicative of some underlying disease which needs to be medically treated. Patients with mucus in poop may also suffer […]

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Clay Colored Stool

Normal stool is mostly brownish in color with different shades and texture depending upon the diet. However pale or clay colored stool is not a normal phenomenon. Clay colored stool indicates disorders of the biliary system, which includes the gallbladder, liver, and pancreas. The bile salts reach the stool through the liver which actually gives […]

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Orange Diarrhea

Normal stool is brown or yellowish brown in color. Orange diarrhea can occur due to minor causes like intake of certain foods or supplements or due to varied underlying health conditions. Patients may seek medical attention if orange diarrhea persists for a few days and/or is accompanied by symptoms like dizziness, weakness, vomiting, etc. Causes […]

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Black Dots in Stool

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Stool may attain different colors as it passes through the gut, and at times, it may indicate some health problems or disease. However, it depends on the kind of color and texture or smell of the stool. Stool may appear dark or black when there is bleeding that is occurring within the upper section of […]

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Black Specks in Stool

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The normal color of stool is brown, a color obtained when the stool mixes with bile and bacteria in stomach. The appearance of stool may say something about your health. It is normal to have change in color of stool but at times, it may be an indication of a serious condition. Having back specks […]

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