This is an unpleasant topic to write about, but it’s important to know whether our stool shows a good health, or there’s something to change immediately.
The shape and color of the stool can relieve a lot about a person’s health and habits. The usual color is brown, sometimes varying in the contain shade as this depends on what you’ve eaten that day or a day before, but sudden change is color with no apparent reason can mean that something is seriously wrong with your health.
White or grey stool may indicate problems with liver or gallbladder. It can mean anything from cirrhosis to gallstones, and it’s important to check it up with your doctor as soon as possible. Finding the cause early can be a lifesaver.
Green stool is a common thing in people eating a lot of leafy green veggies, avocados, zucchini, or cucumbers. But if you’re not one of them, check it up with your MD.
Red is the color you don’t want in your stool, contains blood traces in most cases. It can be due to hemorrhoids, or something more serious.
Yellow stool that can leave a greasy trace in the toilet can mean bad fat absorption, meaning that a person’s digestive system doesn’t break down food as it should.
Black stool in people who consume a lot of dark chocolate, licorice, iron supplements, or blueberries is okay, but if you’re not one of them, it could indicate health problems. Nicotine can also cause the stool to become black.
If your stool comes out in lumps, it could mean you don’t consume enough fiber and too much sugar. Remember, some food items can color the stool, but if you haven’t consumed anything unusual, check up what these changes could mean with your doctor.