The Cause Of Dirt Is Blue, Is It Normal?
I read the article KATANYA, but there is no blue dirt, but not for me. These past few days when I pooped, I saw several times that my poop was blue. Is this normal? R nIt just so happens that I rarely eat vegetables these days, a few times eating instant noodles + mustard, coffee, rice.
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The color blue is not the color of dirt / feces that are commonly found. Although quite rare, blue impurities can be caused by consumption of certain foods that contain blue / purple coloring (can be natural or artificial coloring), for example blueberries, grapes, plums, raisins, grape juice, wine, blue coloring in cake icing, consumption of certain drugs, etc. Another very rare cause that can also cause blue in the stool is porphyria, a disease in which a buildup of porphyrin occurs in the body. Porphyrin is a substance that has an important role in the function of blood hemoglobin. Porphyria can be caused due to genetic diseases or acquired diseases. Some other symptoms that can be found in this disease include abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, anxiety, confusion, and other mental disorders, palpitations, chest pain, urinary disorders, urinary changes, spasms, etc.
If it happens only once, there are no other symptoms that you feel, so there's really nothing you need to worry about. However, if the condition of this blue stool occurs continuously, there are also other symptoms that you feel, you should check yourself with a doctor of internal medicine in order to do further evaluation and management.
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