Posted 28 January 2011 - 08:07 PM
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Posted 29 January 2011 - 07:34 AM
Ph.D in Biology
Posted 29 January 2011 - 02:10 PM
Since I started getting the brick color I stoped eatting anything that could make it have a red color. I still get the specks and the brick color. And when I do have constipation its not just dark brown its like.......black, but not BLACK. Its more like a softer, shadowy black. Could having a peptic ulcer(small) make my stool a different color? Can I even have a peptic ulcer that does not bleed a lot? That can go unnoticed?
Mostly normal, the color change of stool was explained already.Clay color is a bit more concerning as that can mean stool that never got any bile in it, so if you have upper right pain (usually quite severe, may go into the back) you really would need to get the gall bladder checked out (colonoscopy doesn't do that, usually start with an ultrasound)Usually the more constipated you are the darker brown the stool will be.I do worry a bit about "brick" as blood gets browner as it ages, but could also be something from food, which is what "specks" tends to be, usually higher up bleeding is more well mixed in.