Colored stools


With feces of feces/faeces they mean the undigested remains of the food, droppings called via the anus (year) are pushed out of the intestine to the outside world,. This process is also referred to as defecation. All organisms with a gastrointestinal produce excrement and so have stools.

In humans, the stool consists not only of undigested food residues. Feces consist mainly of bacteria that about half of the weight part, flaked intestinal cells (to 10 grams per dag) and galkleurstoffen the feces of man's light brown color worried. Without this galkleurstoffen our relief would be greyish.

Colored stools (wit, yellow, green, bruin, black)

As mentioned above, has a healthy feces a light brown color, partly thanks to the galkleurstoffen. Does the stool longer stagnate in the body, the feces are darker in color. Does your stool a different color, then this may indicate biliary, intestine, – stomach problems. In some cases, an incorrect actual lifestyle can (excessive alcohol use, smoke one sane ethene) also cause a discolored stool.

  • Black stools: Black stools can indicate bleeding in the stomach or small intestine for example me ulcers. Also, people who take iron tablets should be a darker stools. Spinach can also make the stool darker than normal and may indicate a possible spinach poisoning.
  • Yellow stool: Yellow stool is often caused by excessive alcohol consumption. The liver produces more waste, thus allowing the feces are yellowish. Yellow stool can also be the result of a food poisoning or hepatitis infection. The liver can not process bilirubin causing the yellow bile is drained along in the feces.
  • White stools: In insufficient bile or obstruction of the bile ducts, the stools are white. One speaks of the medical terms stopverffeces.
  • Gray stools: Too much fermentation or lack of bile, can provide a gray stool.
  • Rode streep: A red stripe in the stool may occur if there is a aambei bleeding or scheurtje in the anus ensures that during defecation on the feces or the blood on the toilet paper landed.
  • Green stools: A green stool indicates precisely at a excess of bile and a too long residence time of the feces in the intestine.
  • White dots: White dots may occur if worms or worm fragments come in feces.