What Stool Color Can Tell About Your Health

What Stool Color Can Tell About Your Health

Alright, let's have a brief conversation about doubts about our basic needs like any other normal human being would. It is likely that you have observed that the color of a stool may differ from that of "regular" poop. However, occasionally they do come in a different color, right? If it's black, what does it mean? What about green, red, or yellow?

Your varied diet is the cause of the slight variations in the color of your feces. We don't eat the same thing every day or at every meal. Color diversity frequently points to a minor health issue. It may indicate a more serious issue with your metabolism in certain situations.



Before you read this, be aware you should consult your specialist if you’re concerned about your stool color. Especially if the color does not change for a few days or if your stool is bright black or red— this can indicate the presence of blood —check with the specialist immediately.


Green Color — means that the food may be moving through the large bowels too quickly, happens due to diarrhea. As a consequence, bile doesn’t have time to tear down completely.  

Cause: Green leafy vegetables, green food coloring, such as in flavored drink juices or ice pops, iron supplements


Light-colored, white or clay-colored — indicates the lack of bile in poop. This may symbolize a bile duct blocking.  

Cause: certain medications, like big doses of bismuth subsalicylate or anti-diarrheal medications.


Yellow, greasy, foul-smelling — means that excess fat in the stool, such as due to an absorption disorder, for example, celiac disease.  

Sometimes the protein gluten, such as in breads and cereals. See a doctor for evaluation.


Black — means that bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, such as the stomach. 

Cause: Iron supplements, bismuth, black licorice.


Bright Red — means bleeding in the lower intestinal tract, such as the large intestine or rectum, often from hemorrhoids.  

Red food coloring, beets, cranberries, tomato juice or soup, red gelatin or drink mixes. Ok, we learn something about what the color of poop can tell about our general health. What about the types and sizes of the poop?


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