Worried about Stool

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Hello everyone,

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

I've been getting bad anxiety from the color of my stools.

Essentially, they can be a light brown, and sometimes have darker brown within it.

Occasionally it can almost look like "veins" due to the dark brown and light brown contrast.

Should I be worried or visit a doctor?

I can't put into words how grateful I would be for any guidance.

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    Don't panic, it is usually black tarry stools doctors are really concerned about. Dark brown can be from iron or food you may be eating. My poop has been black down to iron and dark red down to beetroot! If your stools are getting darker each time and if they have a foul odour (much worse than normal) then take a photo for your doctor to see. If your stools go back to normal and the change of colour doesn't last, don't worry. Keep a note of what you eat and medication you take as well, that can alter the colour of your stools. If it causing you anxiety though, speak to your doctor. Are you having any other symptoms with this?

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      Thank you so much for this reply, these were really my only symptoms.

      I'll be sure to take note of anything unusual in future and visit my doctor if this happens.

      It really means a lot for you taking the time to give such a detailed reply. Thank you.

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