Can Health Be Determined From The Color Of Stool?
Hello, I am a 23 year old woman, 2 days ago my chapter was pale almost to light gray … Then today my chapter is dark green almost to black … I myself am a little nauseous, and I am also menstruating … Is that normal?
Hello Ali, thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com.
BAB color varies greatly in each person and the color can be influenced by various things such as food and also certain disease conditions. In general, a chapter is considered normal if:
The color of the stool ranges from brown (young or old) to greenish. It creates a strong and distinctive odor. Does not cause pain when bowel movements are released. Consistency is soft and generally shaped like a sausage. Issued 1-2 times a day, or a minimum of 3x per week. If one of the characteristics CHAPTER above has undergone a change, it can be said there is a possibility that there is an abnormality that is likely to disturb one of the processes of forming a bowel. CHAPTER color changes as you complain can be one of the symptoms of various conditions depending on each color such as:
Pale stools - can be caused by obstruction in the bile ducts (for example due to bile duct stones, bile duct tumors, pancreatic tumors), side effects of bismuth drugs Green stools - diarrhea, side effects of consuming iron tablets, consuming too much green vegetables, effects side food coloring black stool - presence of bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus / stomach / duodenum), side effects of drugs such as iron or bismuth supplements, side effects of certain foods (eg beets, blueberries), liver cirrhosis - the color of the chapter that you have experienced can be one of the symptoms of neglect in the body, it is highly recommended that you do further tests to the doctor, because one of the conditions that cause discoloration in the chapter such as alimentary digestion can be dangerous if the condition is not handled immediately and well.
For now, it is highly recommended that you pay close attention to your bowel movements, especially color and consistency. Limit consuming foods that contain lots of fat, acid, spicy, contain caffeine, alcohol and also soft drinks and avoid consuming foods that contain food coloring. Avoid taking pain relievers without any clear advice from your doctor. Eat lots of vegetables, fruit and water. If your bowel movements become more frequent, become more fluid, remain black or turn into blood, accompanied by severe abdominal pain, immediately go to the hospital emergency room to get first aid.
I hope this helps.