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This Is What The Colour Of Your Shit Says About Your Health

This Is What The Colour Of Your Shit Says About Your Health

Ever stood up after a much needed shit and then looked down and thought "what the fucking hell is that!? what have I eaten!?"

Of course you have. We've all been there.

It can be one hell of a mystery as to why your feces are an odd colour or a really weird consistency, but it's definitely worth finding out what it says about your health.

What you're typically aiming for is either a light or dark shade of brown, in the shape of a small log. Accompanying it should be an aroma that you yourself can appreciate, but would horrify anyone else who smells it. You know what I'm on about.

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Anything other than that could mean you're not eating or drinking the right stuff.

If your poo is coming out a greeny colour and looks as if it belongs in a field of cows, then chances are the food you've eaten will be moving through the large intestine too quickly.

This can be a result of eating green leafy vegetables. So there's one reason not to diet.

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If it's plopping into the bowl a bit more yellowly, shooting out at high speeds due to the greasiness and is really making you gag, then this is down to the fat in your diet.

If you've been over indulging in fatty foods, which you probably always do after a heavy Saturday night, the fat isn't being absorb by the poo correctly. This is what causes it to hit the water in the toilet like an Exocet missile.

If your poo consistently has a yellow tinge, it could actually be a medical concern. If it persists, speak to a doctor.

Another way for your poo to exit your arse would be looking like clay. If that's happening to you and it looks a little to lightly coloured to actually be produced from your insides, it could be down to certain medications you've used. Anti-diarrheal drugs could be responsible, which is ironic.

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You've almost certainly experienced the panic of seeing black shit, or really dark brown. While you may think it's come from a few too many pints mixed with the vindaloo you had at the weekend, it's actually not. This discolouration comes from dried up blood in the upper stomach. Alternatively, you may have just eaten a lot of licorice.

If your shit is red, well I'm guessing you already know that's bad. This means there's fresh blood mixed in with your poo.

This can often come from hemorrhoids or just general bleeding in the intestines or rectum. I'm assuming you already knew this, but go get that shit checked out. Literally.

Topics: poo, toilet

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.