What does the color of my poop mean?
The color of your stool depends on a couple of things: your diet and how much bile is in it.
Bile is a yellow-green fluid that helps digest fats.
A healthy stool, then, should reflect a mixture of all the colors of the food you eat and that bile.
Almost any shade of brown, or even green, is considered OK..
What does a healthy poop look like?
Normal poop tends to be brown, soft to firm in texture, and easy to pass. If someone experiences changes in poop, they should monitor the changes and consult a doctor if the issue does not resolve within 2 weeks.
What are the 7 types of poop?
The seven types of stool are:Type 1: Separate hard lumps, like nuts (difficult to pass and can be black)Type 2: Sausage-shaped, but lumpy.Type 3: Like a sausage but with cracks on its surface (can be black)Type 4: Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft (average stool)Type 5: Soft blobs with clear cut edges.More items…
Is very dark brown stool normal?
Dark brown stool is considered a normal color for a bowel movement, however very dark brown poop can indicated diet changes from certain foods or iron supplements, or mild internal bleeding located in the upper digestive tract.
What color is your stool if you have liver problems?
Bile salts are released into your stools by your liver, giving the stools a brown color. If your liver is not producing enough bile, or if the flow of the bile is blocked and not draining from your liver, your stools may become pale or clay-colored. Having pale stools once in a while may not be a cause for concern.
What is in the poop?
So, what exactly is poop ? Well, it’s mostly just undigested food, proteins, bacteria, salts, and other substances that are produced and released by intestines. Although everyone is unique in the size, shape, and smell of their poop, there are a few things that indicate a healthy (or unhealthy) poop.