Yehudit Laine. stools. May 12th , 2017.
Dark Red or Maroon Colon cancer, internal bleeding of the lower section of the GI tract, internal hemorrhoids, anal fissure, diverticulitis, colon polyps etc. are some of the major causes of this color.
Some medicines may cause you green colored stool, but it is more common in children than in adults. But if the green color stays for more than three days then consult a doctor specially when the color is observed after taking an antibiotic.
The liver produces bile juice that is bright green in color. It is stored in the gallbladder from where it passes down to the intestinal tract. When it travels down the intestine, the color changes from bright green to brown. During normal digestion, the process takes enough time for the bile to change color. However, when bile reaches the intestine faster than normal time, it gets mixed up with the stools without change in color. This is called 'rapid transit' or 'decrease colonic time'.
Osmotic Laxatives: Hold up water in the intestine, so that the stools become soft and increase in volume, resulting in easy bowel movements.
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