The doctor pointed out that the abnormal color of feces represents different meanings, while normal feces should be yellow-brown; according to the situation.

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[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report] After defecation, don't rush to flush the water. You might as well take a look at the color of the poop, because the color of the poop reveals the secrets of health.

Wu Gengliang, director of the Wu Gengliang Clinic, pointed out that normal stool is yellow-brown. If it is black, it may be upper gastrointestinal bleeding; dark red or bright red may be lower gastrointestinal or large intestine bleeding; white may be caused by blocked bile secretion.

Wu Gengliang posted on his Facebook fan page "Wu Gengliang Clinic - Internal Medicine Gastrointestinal Hepatobiliary Department" that the abnormal color of stool is a question often asked in outpatient clinics. Some patients said his stool was red, while others said it was gray or Black, and some even say his is colored.

Wu Gengliang pointed out that the abnormal color of feces means different meanings, while normal feces should be yellow-brown.

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●Black: Black feces may be upper gastrointestinal bleeding (bleeding above the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, and biliary outlet). The blood will be digested by gastric acid to produce iron oxide, so the color of the stool will turn black.

He said that sometimes it is not necessarily bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, and you must recall the food you eat, because it may be food containing blood, such as: pig blood, chicken blood, or meat containing blood; It may be nosebleeds, oral gum bleeding, or even coughing up blood into the stomach and causing black stools.

If the amount of bleeding is relatively small, it may be "formed strip black" stool; if the amount is relatively large, it may be "pitch-like" stool; if there is more bleeding, it may form a large amount of "dark red" stool .

●Dark red, bright red: "Dark red" or "bright red" stool may be bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal tract. He pointed out that when the stool is mixed with blood, it may be bleeding from the front of the large intestine; if blood is attached to the surface of the stool, it may be from the back Bleeding from the large intestine.

Physicians pointed out that different colored stools represent problems in different parts.

(Picture taken from Wu Gengliang's Facebook page)

Wu Gengliang explained that if there is bleeding in the middle part of the gastrointestinal tract, such as the end of the duodenum, jejunum, and back intestine, it will be "dark red" stool; if it is only anal bleeding, it is usually "bright red" liquid stool, and if there is a lot of it, it will be like water. drip down.

●White: it may be caused by obstruction of bile secretion, check the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

●Color: It may be related to the food you eat.

Wu Gengliang said that sometimes it is not easy to analyze the reason from the patient's description of the color.

At present, almost everyone has a mobile phone, so if the patient has abnormally colored stool next time, he will directly take a photo and show it to the doctor, explain it in detail to the doctor, and the doctor will evaluate it before he knows what kind of examination to do (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, enteroscopy, capsule endoscopy, etc.).

He also called on everyone to take a look at the color of the feces after going to the toilet. Remember to take pictures and show them to the doctor when there is an abnormal color. Don’t be embarrassed. Please ask the gastroenterologists to judge. Can solve problems early.

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