Although changes in stool color or texture may be normal most changes should be evaluated. The symptoms associated with stool color changes if any are the symptoms of the underlying cause of the change for example foods drinks or illnesses such as.
A blockage of the bile ducts from gallstones or a condition affecting your gallbladder liver pancreas or liver can cause decreased bile output.
Light brown stool color pictures. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Normally stool is colored in light to dark brown color. Some foods may lighten the color of stool especially fatty foods or those containing food coloring.
Vitamins that include iron can turn the color of stool dark brown. Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile a yellow green fluid that digests fats in your stool. Bile has an important role in giving stool its brown color so when a patient tells kumar desai md gastroenterologist hepatologist and pancreaticobiliary specialist in thousand oaks california.
Bile salts in the intestines give stool its characteristic brown color. All colors of which have lasted a couple days. Generally pale stools mean that the body isn t secreting enough bile to give it the characteristic brown color.
Stool that is light colored either pale white grey or clay colored could indicate a lack of bile in stool. The normal stool poop feces usually is light to dark brown. The normal color of the stool comes from chemical substance bilirubin which is produced by liver from hemoglobin after red blood cells have finished their life cycle and die.
Diet beets diets rich in green vegetables licorice. A healthy stool is a medium to light brown in color with an s shape soft and smooth formed into one long shape about 18 inches long and 1 or 2 inches in diameter with a natural and not repulsive smell with uniform texture which also quietly and gently dives into the toilet water. Now i have to start taking steroids and nerve pills and muscle relaxers for a chronic lower back problem that i am getting an mri on next week and i am.
In case of different pathologies and physiological changes stool can change its color. Stool comes in a range of colors. When you pass a white gray or pale stool it might be an indication of liver or gallbladder problem.
It is fine for bowel. I mean my stool just went from orangish brown to yellowish brown to a nice brown to a dark green to a dark brown now and allover a couple weeks. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition.