Stool Color Changes Topic Guide
Stool Color Changes: Stool color changes and textures to black, tarry, sticky, red, maroon, clay-colored, gray, pale, and yellow can have a variety of causes. Causes include pancreatitis, cancers, medication, changes in diet, and other conditions. Treatment of changes in stool color depend on the cause.
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Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids are large veins in the rectum that cause pain. Causes of hemorrhoids include constipation, straining during a bowel movement, liver disease, and more. Symptoms of hemorrhoids are generally painless bleeding from the rectum. There are a variety of over-the-counter treatments for hemorrhoids. Some do not resolve on their own so surgery is necessary.
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