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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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Orange, Oily Stool

Normal stool is brownish or dark yellowish in color. Oily stool, or steatorrhea, is caused due to occurrence of fats in feces, which in turn is the result of mal-absorption of fats by the digestive system. Orange oily stool may be temporary and occur due to harmless causes like intake of certain foods, supplements, medications, […]

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Loose Stool

Loose stool can come about due to different reasons. These may range from the kind of food that a person takes, to digestive disorders, to bacterial infections. While a few circumstances leading diarrhea are not avoidable, most infections can be prevented by observing simple hygiene practices. When producing loose stool, sometimes a person may experience […]

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Hard Stool

Hard stool is usually due to constipation. Constipation is a situation where a person experiences great difficulty when evacuating the bowels. In case that stool remains in the body for 48 hours or more, any fluid in feces is reabsorbed back into the body thus making the stool dry. Stool which is dry is quite […]

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What is Hematochezia ?

Hematochezia refers to the passage of fresh blood through the anus along with stools. It is commonly linked to the lower gastrointestinal bleeding. It may also occur due to the upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The usual color of feces is from light to dark brown. Sometimes blood is not found in anus, but on wiping the […]

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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 Colored Stool

Stool is usually yellow or brownish in color. This happens due to huge amount of bilirubin and iron found in feces. Bilirubin which is yellow- orangish in color, is typically present in the colon at first, and later it mixes with feces. This makes the poop look yellow or brown in color. Causes of Orange […]

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White Specks in Stool

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Often than not, people say that they are observing change in stool color with some white specks. While this may not be a rare problem and has been noticed by many people, it can at times mean a serious condition that needs to be investigated. There are various reasons why the color of stool may […]

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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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