Diarrhea & Stools

What Do Different Stool Colors Mean?

What Causes Dark Brown Stool or Different Stool Colors? Your Symptoms Explained
Dark brown stool is considered a normal color for a bowel movement, however very dark brown poop can indicated diet changes from certain foods or iron supplements, or mild internal bleeding located in the upper digestive tract. Dark brown stool can also indicate dehydration, usually after drinking alcohol, or infection. Read below for more causes and treatment options.

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What Causes Green Poop? Your Symptoms Explained
Green poop can be commonly caused by eating certain green foods, an infection that causes diarrhea, bile, or a side effect of medication. In addition, irritable bowel syndrome can cause green poop and stomach pain. Read below for more information on related symptoms, other causes, and treatment options.

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What Causes Black Stool or Stomach Pain? Your Symptoms Explained
What causes black or tarry stools? Most commonly, black stools are caused by eating certain foods or taking supplements like iron. Other less common causes include intestinal blood located in the upper digestive tract. Read below for associated symptoms like black stool and stomach pain, or other causes and treatment options.

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Red Stool
Understand your red stool symptoms with Buoy, including 9 causes and common questions concerning your red stool.

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Light-colored Stool Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions
Light-colored stools in infants or adults can be caused by lack of bile in the digestive system. Hepatitis B, irritable bowel syndrome, or a stomach infection can cause clay-colored stool, also known as acholic stool. Read on for more information about causes and treatment options.

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Yellow Stool & What Do Different Stool Colors Mean?
Concerned about the color of your poop? Learn about what causes abnormal stool color, what different stool colors mean, and when to follow up with a medical professional about discolored stool.

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Constant Urge to Have a Bowel Movement? Your Symptoms Explained

The constant urge to pass a stool is also known as tenesmus and be associated with stomach pain. The constant urge to poop is commonly caused by obstruction or contraction within the intestines, a bacterial infection, or a nerve abnormality in the digestive system. Read below for more information on related symptoms and treatment options.

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Greasy Stool Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Are you experiencing fatty stools that are hard to flush? Don't worry, many of us suffer from greasy or fatty stools from time to time. However, persistent oily stool can point to a disorder in the gut, such as pancreatitis, IBS, or gallstones. Read below to learn what may be causing your oily stool and what you can do about it.

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Mucousy Stools Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

While mucus in the stool is natural for the digestive process, abnormal mucous stools can be caused from a viral infection, irritable bowel syndrome, or gallstones. Read for more information on causes and treatment options for mucus in poop.

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What Causes Hard Stool & How to Find Relief

Passing hard stools can be painful and have visible characteristics of small compact pellets. If you notice that your bowel movements contain hard stools, it may be caused by dehydration, not eating enough fiber, lack of exercise, or sign of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Read below for more information on causes of hard poop and treatment options.

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