- Brown poop of any shade is normal.
- White or clay-colored poop indicates a lack of bile in the stool -- which could be a sign of pancreatic cancer.
- Black poop may be indicative of bleeding in the esophagus or stomach.
- Red poop may indicate bleeding in your rectum and the presence of a polyp.
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What does the color of my stool mean?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredPooping is a natural body process, so it makes sense that changes in texture or color could have negative implications for your health. Check the color of your poop to ensure digestive health:Helpful? 8 people found this helpful.
Does chewing gum help indigestion?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredChewing gum can help indigestion in several ways, such as stimulating production of saliva, which can help to wash down and dilute acid causing heartburn symptoms. Watch Dr. Oz talk more about simple solutions for heartburn.
Are digestive diseases serious?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
Some digestive diseases are mild. Others, such as celiac disease, can be very serious, as they could lead to malnutrition and other problems. Other serious digestive diseases include appendicitis, pancreatitis, cancer, and intestinal obstruction. Some digestive diseases can even be life-threatening if left untreated.
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