Patient Comments: Stool Color Changes - Symptoms


What symptoms did you experience with changes in stool color, texture, or form? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: St.Morningstar917, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: June 22

My stools are normal, but are deep green colored and have been for over a week. Don't feel any different in physical condition though.

Comment from: Penney solis1, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

My stools are somewhat dry. I have pain on the right side, nausea, headache, as well as spasms in my feet and legs. I also have cold sweats.

Comment from: Concerned 1, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 29

My stool is very soft in texture and switches from dark brown to black. I always have a bloated feeling no matter what I eat, and belch very frequently.

Comment from: Black/red stools & p, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 15

I had a colonoscopy last Wednesday because I am having severe stomach pain. CT scan and x-ray didn’t give any answers. My stools have been black and I went to the hospital and they sent me home. I hadn’t lost enough blood to admit me! This morning it was still black but now red.

Comment from: Kat, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 30

Many years ago my daughter as a child would occasionally get green stools. The cause was drinking grape flavored Kool-Aid. As soon as she stopped the grape Kool-Aid it went away. Oddly grape Kool-Aid is purple. Now no one in the family drinks Kool-Aid!

Comment from: bear, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 30

When I have bowel movement the stool color is brown but there is an oily substance in the toilet.

Comment from: rina dey, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

My stool color is yellow but there are black spots in it but very small. I don’t know what the cause is.

Comment from: jazzlady, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: March 14

I have had bright green, Kelly green stools and mucus for a week, no other symptoms. I wonder what's happening.

Comment from: Nasir, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 06

I was in a very severe diet, then I start to feel dehydration although I was drinking a lot of water daily. My stool became a very dark red color, there was always a sweet taste in my mouth and my stomach became very sensitive.

Comment from: nae, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 18

My 2-year-old's stool is bright green, watery, and has a very foul odor, with bright red blood.

Comment from: zeeshan, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: February 08

There is color change in my stool sometimes.

Comment from: Mose, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 11

My stool has changed to green color.

Comment from: worried, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

My stool color always varies, I guess depending on what I eat but this morning my stool was an orange color with a bad smell. I have never had this happen before and am worried there could be a problem.

Comment from: freida, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 19

I have no vomiting nor feeling sick. But stool is black.


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Comment from: Margaret, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 18

I have had green-colored stools for about a month or more. I'm not sure why. I don't have any pain or any other problems.


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