Stool normal brown color is due to its content of bile that is excreted from the liver. In some cases, the color changed because of other content in the stools. For example, if a place in the gastrointestinal tract is a bleeding.

Bleeding in the stomach, small intestine or the first part of the colon can lead to black stools. Especially if this is tacky, thin and very smelly (melæna), the suspicion may fall on a bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. Such bleeding must be investigated and if necessary. treated. They can be caused by stomach ulcers, cancer of the stomach, cancer of the colon and benign tumors of the colon, where they sit in the upper part of the colon. Death can also result from varicose vein in the esophagus.

However, there are also other than bleeding, which can color the stools. Especially, we should be aware that if you take iron tablets to low blood percent, the stool usually stained dark or completely black. Certain foods can also color stool, for example, which applies to beetroot. An excessive intake of beetroot can color red stools, which often also will rub off on toilet water, which will assume a red / purple color.

Small amounts of fresh red blood, usually caused by small scratches in and around the anus. They can, for example. seen after cases of diarrhea, which has been to the toilet many times. The mechanical abrasion of toilet paper can cause small scratches. Often discovered blood as a bit of red blood on toilet paper. This may also be due to hemorrhoids, which also can give kummesprøjt of blood when the blood seen in the toilet and up along the edges. It may look dramatically out, although there may be a quite small amounts of blood. Is the priority

If you notice blood in the toilet, it is also worth noting that this is embedded in the stools surface or is mixed up with the stools. Blood in the stool surface may be due to benign or malignant tumors in the lower part of the colon and end the intestine.



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