Stool Color Changes (cont.)
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What is the treatment for stool color changes?
The treatment for changes in stool color depends on the cause. As described previously, some changes in the color of stool can be due to the color of the ingested food. Other more significant medical causes may require simple or extensive medical evaluation and treatment.
Can stool color changes be treated at home?
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As for self-care, it is important to recognize whether the change in stool color is persistent, recurrent, or transient (temporary). Generally, changes in stool color that are transient, for example, once or twice, and then return to healthy stool color are not as important as persistent or recurrent changes.
Some of the symptoms associated with changes of stool color also are important to recognize. For example, if the stool is red, maroon or black, it is suggestive of bleeding from the intestines, Symptoms of abdominal pain, lightheadedness, or dizziness (from losing too much blood) may require medical care more urgently.
What is the medical treatment for stool color changes?
Medical treatment for changes in stool color can vary widely depending on the cause. Examples may include:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/23/2016
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