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What do different poop colors mean?

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Most of the time, minor changes in the color of your waste are because of diet. After all, we don’t eat the same thing at every meal, every day. But sometimes a color change can signal a minor health issue. In rare cases, it means something serious is wrong in your digestive system. If the color you see before you flush worries you, call your doctor.

From: What Do Different Poop Colors Mean? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Stool Color: When to Worry,” “White Stool: Should I be Concerned?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “What Can Your Child's Poop Color Tell You?”

National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Definition & Facts for Celiac Disease,” “Gastritis,” “Symptoms & Causes of GI Bleeding.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on February 24, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Stool Color: When to Worry,” “White Stool: Should I be Concerned?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “What Can Your Child's Poop Color Tell You?”

National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Definition & Facts for Celiac Disease,” “Gastritis,” “Symptoms & Causes of GI Bleeding.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on February 24, 2017

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