digestive health


Question by  mailmesujeshgmailcom (17)

What is considered a normal stool color?

Brown? Which shade of brown?


Answer by  monkeyz (3150)

Basically any shade of brown is healthy. Yellower shades are less healthy and black is similarly unhealthy. You don't want stools too dark or too light. Anything between is okay.


Answer by  km8738 (1917)

Medium Dark to Dark Medium Brown is pretty much the color you are looking for. If you are over or under digesting food it can change.


Answer by  trixiejack (302)

Normal stool color includes all shades of brown. Stools which are not brown may be caused by a health problem, and a doctor's visit is recommended.


Answer by  Haggis96 (143)

That depends on your diet. Sometimes it will be darker, sometimes lighter. If it isn't colored like it normally is (very pale for instance), this could be an indication of a health problem.

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