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Offline skleep

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had a light colored stool- any chance I'm NOT dying?
« on: February 24, 2014, 03:26:53 PM »
So my stools are pretty much always brown/dark brown and my pee is pretty much always anywhere from clear to bright yellow.  But today I felt this crazy urge to poop (normally it happens in a less urgent way, lol) and I wound up making a very light-colored stool.  It wasn't gray, more like a very light yellowish tan/brown color.  Other than that I feel normal, my pee has been normal and I don't feel bad in any way.  The only thing I can think might be different is that last night I ate salmon and a lot of olive oil, so maybe all the omega-3s have something to do with it?  I heard this could be a sign of cancer/hep c but it happened so randomly/suddenly and I have no other symptoms, seems odd.
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Re: had a light colored stool- any chance I'm NOT dying?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 03:47:16 PM »
Give it a fews days, it'll pass, if not then worry about it. Godbless :)
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Re: had a light colored stool- any chance I'm NOT dying?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 04:40:44 PM »
As my gastroenterologist once said, "Stop examining your poop every day." 

Your poop can be a rainbow of colors and consistencies throughout the week depending on what you eat, how much stress you're under, how much exercise/water you're getting, etc. I've literally gone from dark brown to yellow to green in the same day thanks to anxiety. Gastros are concerned with consistent changes (i.e. more than a week) in color or consistency, or extreme color changes (e.g. chalk white, black & smelly, etc.). 

Btw - yellowish-tan/brown is a TOTALLY normal color.
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Re: had a light colored stool- any chance I'm NOT dying?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 05:01:39 PM »
Not a chance really...you will definitelly die...eventually  :P
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Re: had a light colored stool- any chance I'm NOT dying?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 11:49:00 PM »
I'm confused. I thought dark/black colored stool was bad? because that usually means internal bleeding.
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Re: had a light colored stool- any chance I'm NOT dying?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 02:56:00 AM »
Light stools often are merely the result of diet. High fat meals are one cause. They happen from time to time.
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Re: had a light colored stool- any chance I'm NOT dying?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2014, 11:11:30 AM »
if it continues-have doc do a stool sample.
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Re: had a light colored stool- any chance I'm NOT dying?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 12:47:25 PM »
You should know how many days behind your poop is (us hypos KNOW those things!   :laugh3:  Personally I'm 5 days behind...  which means if my poop were real light I would think back to what I ate 5 days ago - sometimes you do that and realize immediately)
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Re: had a light colored stool- any chance I'm NOT dying?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 02:03:41 AM »
Just an update for everyone- went to the bathroom again and poop is back to its typical brown color.  Must have been all the fat.  Thanks everyone!
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Re: had a light colored stool- any chance I'm NOT dying?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2014, 08:18:44 AM »
Ive always had a light brown stool i freaked out when it was black then went to a dark brown   its back to normal now tho
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