digestive health


Question by  duanebrn (17)

What does it mean when you have very dark brown bowel movements?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Stool can range in color from tan-yellow to nearly black. The color has a lot to do with dietary intake.


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

Usually this means you have internal bleeding of some sort. A brown bowel usually means blood of some kind is mixed into your stool. I would seek medical attention as soon as possible.


Answer by  Amanda65 (1220)

It can mean several different things such as eating dark pigmented fruits or vegetables or something as severe as bleeding in the digestive system. If it only lasts a day or two, I would not worry, but it this continues consult with your doctor.


Answer by  dhuoda (1431)

It can come from any dark substance in food or in the body including meat, blood or colouring. Any change in your bowel habits should be investigated by a doctor.


Answer by  mani (813)

Bowel movement is normally in brown colour. If in Dark brown colour,you might have eaten too many things. If it persists it means your body is having too much salt. You may be not taking enough vegetables or dietary fibre. It is not harm but change your dieting habit.


Answer by  angiem1981 (1059)

This can be a sign of a GI or gastrointestinal bleed. Contrary to popular belief, the stool is not red but almost a tarry black color. Consult your doctor, especially if pain is accompanying before or after a bowel movement.

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