Many people prefer to avoid discussing this subject for obvious reasons. But believe it or not, your feces may be telling you so many things about your health that you should never ignore.
As we already know, our bodies use a special language to inform us if something is not right, and it is about time to start taking these signals seriously before it is too late. Thanks to the bile produced in our liver, the stools are supposed to always be brown.
But, what if you encounter an unusual color down your toilet? Plus, are you aware of what each color may represent? It is time to stop taking our feces’ color for granted, and be willing to check them out whenever we finish doing our “business”.
Yellow poop is often greasy and accompanied by a gross “egg” smell. Yes, it is disgusting!
However, this color encounters when the fat has not been metabolized, so it ends up building up and finding its way out along with our feces. However, this condition may be a symptom of the Coeliac disease, so it is a good idea to visit your doctor in case your poop is yellowish.
Black poop may be scary once we see it, but you shouldn’t worry if you have been eating licorice or drinking Guinness. However, taking any supplement that contains iron may turn your poop black. On the other hand, if you haven’t been eating any of these things, then it may be time to visit a doctor.
Black poop that is sticky and smelly can be a sign that you are bleeding at the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract. That bleeding could mean a tumor or an ulcer, which you should not ignore!
Green poop could be a sign of many things, and all of them are not scary or serious so you are allowed to relax!
The foods we consume take 3 days to complete their journey inside our digestive system, and when it is digested too fast; the feces will look green as it is the first color they have during the process.
The other possible causes of this “grass” color may be eating a lot of vegetables, foods with green dye, and iron supplements.
So many people experience red stools, which may be a horrific situation. But, it innocently means that you have to eat a lot of tomatoes, cranberries, and beetroot.
On the other hand, and if you don’t recall consuming any of these foods, the red poop may be a symptom of hemorrhoids or bleeding in the lower of the intestinal tract. In any case, it is best if you visit your doctor, especially if you are not sure what causes the red color to pop out.
If you these two colors down your toilet, then it is time to worry because they are the most dangerous ones and can be a red flag of a serious health issue in your intestines.
The grey/silver color is rare, but in case they occur, it might be a sign of bleeding in the upper part of your intestines or a blockage in your bile duct, which could be a symptom of liver disease, a gallstone, or another health concern. So, it is advised to seek medical attention immediately if any of these two colors appeared.