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AYURVEDIC HEALTH REMEDIES

DARK BROWN STOOL

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AYURVEDA PERSPECTIVE ON DARK BROWN STOOL

Stercobilin is the chemical responsible for the brown color of human fecal material. When stool sits in the colon too long, it becomes smaller, drier, and more concentrated, thus darker. You can test colon transit time by eating a cup of well cooked beets. Wait for the stool to turn red, then back to normal color. The time between ingesting beets and the stool returning to normal color is the transit time of the colon.
Ayurveda Dark brown stool Example 1 Large

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DISCLAIMER: The pathogenesis of each person's condition is unique, and so the diet must be fit to the individual and the unique root causes of the condition in your body. The information on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be used to treat a medical condition. It is not a substitute for medical care. Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your health and wellness routine.

HOW TO ADDRESS ISSUES IN STAGE OF DISEASE #1

DARK BROWN STOOL IS IN STAGE OF DISEASE #1 - AFFECTING DIGESTION

If you have symptoms in this category, your body is sending you a warning sign. Since digestion is so metabolically intensive and sensitive to stress and emotions, the earliest warning signs of imbalance usually appear in the digestive tract first. You may have gas and bloating, for example, or acid reflux. Ayurveda recommends paying careful, close attention to warning signs. They indicate that an imbalance is starting to accumulate. Correct these warning signs before they accumulate further and weaken your body's resistance. This is usually accomplished by removing diet and lifestyle habits that aggravate your imbalanced doshas and biocharacteristics.

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AVOID DIETS, LIFESTYLES & HERBS THAT AGGRAVATE THESE EFFECTS

According to Ayurveda, one or more of the following doshas and biocharacteristics may aggravate 'Dark brown stool'. If you have an excess of one of these doshas or biocharacteristics below, Ayurveda recommends reducing foods and lifestyle habits that aggravate them. Click on the biocharacteristic to learn what foods and lifestyle habits should be reduced.

Symptoms Tell A Story

The first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances. Symptoms show you where your body is weakened. Ultimately, all disease has a root in tissues too weak to defend itself. Ayurveda describes these patterns of weakness using doshas & biocharacteristics. If you notice a biocharacteristic or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.
BIOCHARACTERISTICFOODS TO AVOIDDO YOU HAVE THIS IMBALANCE?
DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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Biocharacteristics of 25,733 People Reporting Dark brown stool

On average the biocharacteristics of people reporting Dark brown stool were less aggravated than 90% of other symptoms. From the 25,733 people who reported Dark brown stool in this research study of 74,671 individuals, average deviation in biocharacteristic levels were the following:

BIOCHARACTERISTIC

AVG CLIENT LEVEL %

%CASES (#)

#IMBALANCE

Astringent
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71.2%
22.3% (5,736)
8,068 have Astringent constitution
Dry Sign
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69.8%
25.6% (6,575)
9,009 have Dry constitution
Oily
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62.9%
24.9% (6,411)
9,587 have Oily constitution
Salty
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58.3%
20.3% (5,236)
7,179 have Salty constitution
Kapha
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58.3%
34.5% (8,870)
12,745 have Kapha constitution
Light
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55.6%
24.4% (6,273)
9,391 have Light constitution
Bitter
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55.2%
22.9% (5,902)
8,626 have Bitter constitution
Sweet
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53.6%
26.8% (6,885)
9,650 have Sweet constitution
Heavy
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49.2%
27.6% (7,115)
9,738 have Heavy constitution
Difficult
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46.4%
24.7% (6,367)
8,532 have Difficult constitution
Sour
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40.9%
20.7% (5,324)
7,528 have Sour constitution
Cold
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38.2%
22.5% (5,796)
8,107 have Cold constitution
Gooey
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35.2%
19.6% (5,055)
7,069 have Gooey constitution
Hot
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34.8%
21.1% (5,425)
7,949 have Hot constitution
Vata
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32.3%
31.4% (8,068)
11,554 have Vata constitution
Toxic
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29.1%
20.8% (5,355)
7,099 have Toxic constitution
Pungent
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27.8%
18.3% (4,716)
6,802 have Pungent constitution
Pitta
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23.3%
29.0% (7,452)
10,540 have Pitta constitution

Risk Factors of Dark brown stool

Below you will see general risk factors as well as the greatest risk factors, i.e. those who were also more likely to report Dark brown stool. Overall, 68.80% of people surveyed in this research study reported Dark brown stool.

SYMPTOM (Cases)

Cases With Both

% Reporting This

Increase from 68.80%

Review These Common Risk Factors

Feel underweight (2358)
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1470
62.3%
10% less often
Feel overweight (25362)
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16355
64.5%
10% less often
Hyperactive, quick (19615)
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7046
35.9%
50% less often
Fatigue / tired (16721)
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12127
72.5%
10% more often
Male (1336)
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824
61.7%
10% less often
Female (26227)
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18552
70.7%
insignificant difference
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Tarry black stools (1494)
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1305
87.3%
30% more often
Rabbit pellet / Hard lumpy stool (10231)
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8523
83.3%
20% more often
Currently pregnant (155)
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126
81.3%
20% more often
Impacted Fecal Matter (1293)
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1044
80.7%
20% more often
Pretend Eating / Playing with Food (461)
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371
80.5%
20% more often
Sausage shape stool with cracks on surface (12215)
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9822
80.4%
20% more often
Long, large stool (Lincoln Log) (9861)
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7841
79.5%
20% more often
Difficulty eliminating (7017)
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5553
79.1%
10% more often
Constipation (11486)
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9071
79%
10% more often
Stool thick mud (7384)
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5813
78.7%
10% more often
Straining to eliminate (8787)
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6908
78.6%
10% more often
Less than 1 elimination a day (9417)
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7386
78.4%
10% more often
Pale menstrual blood (461)
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357
77.4%
10% more often
Croup (176)
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136
77.3%
10% more often
Tongue frothy on edges (739)
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569
77%
10% more often
Fullness below belly button (8299)
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6388
77%
10% more often
Strep Throat (1657)
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1275
76.9%
10% more often
Manic / giddy (2385)
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1831
76.8%
10% more often
Vaginal discharge (11456)
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8778
76.6%
10% more often
Sinking stool (13557)
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10367
76.5%
10% more often
White vaginal discharge (9653)
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7373
76.4%
10% more often
Yellow vaginal discharge (1950)
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1488
76.3%
10% more often
Cloudy urine (3984)
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3036
76.2%
10% more often
Dark menstrual blood (13313)
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10145
76.2%
10% more often
Stool entirely liquid, no solid pieces (3898)
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2965
76.1%
10% more often
Voiding large quantity of stool (4675)
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3560
76.1%
10% more often
Self Mutilation (1881)
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1429
76%
10% more often
Foul odorous stool (9495)
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7202
75.9%
10% more often
Green mucus (1730)
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1312
75.8%
10% more often
Smelly urine (5235)
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3966
75.8%
10% more often
Psychiatric Treatment (3639)
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2756
75.7%
10% more often
Illegal Drugs (marijuana, cocaine, etc) (3536)
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2676
75.7%
10% more often
Tight clothing / belts (3919)
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2968
75.7%
10% more often
Can't afford to buy food (1909)
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1442
75.5%
10% more often
Chronic Peeling Skin (1173)
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885
75.4%
10% more often
Dark Yellow Urine (10665)
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8029
75.3%
10% more often
Dry / light period (4128)
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3107
75.3%
10% more often
Flat rash (526)
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396
75.3%
10% more often
Mucus on stool (6422)
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4829
75.2%
10% more often
Venereal Disease (781)
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587
75.2%
10% more often
Pain relieved by doubling over (2537)
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1905
75.1%
10% more often
Acne - painful (1966)
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1477
75.1%
10% more often
Grave's Disease (229)
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172
75.1%
10% more often
Pain upper back (6439)
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4833
75.1%
10% more often
Excessive sleep (5994)
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4494
75%
10% more often
Yellow mucus (3355)
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2517
75%
10% more often
Acne - cystic (3310)
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2484
75%
10% more often
Irregular Menstrual Cycle (7576)
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5674
74.9%
10% more often
Blood or pus in mucus (462)
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346
74.9%
10% more often
Skin problems on buttocks (3512)
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2630
74.9%
10% more often
Acne - general (6199)
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4639
74.8%
10% more often
Burning sense of shame (3769)
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2820
74.8%
10% more often
Drinking coffee to replace food (7337)
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5487
74.8%
10% more often
Fainting (2169)
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1621
74.7%
10% more often
Epilepsy (190)
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142
74.7%
10% more often
Tense chest (3234)
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2416
74.7%
10% more often
Green stool (4522)
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3373
74.6%
10% more often
Eye twitching (7614)
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5681
74.6%
10% more often
Pain middle back (5054)
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3772
74.6%
10% more often
Hunched / Rounded shoulders / Excessive upper back curve (4193)
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3129
74.6%
10% more often
Difficulty waking up (9687)
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7214
74.5%
10% more often
Acne - whitehead (5066)
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3772
74.5%
10% more often
Sausage / banana shaped stool (12838)
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9560
74.5%
10% more often
House hot (2856)
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2128
74.5%
10% more often
Brown sclera (white part of eyes) (176)
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131
74.4%
10% more often
Acne - blackhead (7316)
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5441
74.4%
10% more often
Dirty clothes on floor (8183)
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6088
74.4%
10% more often
Painful menstruation & menstrual cramps (13471)
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10011
74.3%
10% more often
Tight / inelastic skin (1824)
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1355
74.3%
10% more often
Staph infection (1066)
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792
74.3%
10% more often
Insufficient cleanliness (4471)
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3320
74.3%
10% more often
3+ Address changes 10 years (8546)
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6349
74.3%
10% more often
Chewing and spitting food (1294)
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961
74.3%
10% more often
Abdominal swelling during menses (8840)
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6557
74.2%
10% more often
Lacking good counsel / mentor (7418)
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5504
74.2%
10% more often
Defensive (225)
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167
74.2%
10% more often
Bulky muscles (2089)
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1549
74.2%
10% more often
Search for perfect bite (3999)
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2968
74.2%
10% more often
Heavy Period (11000)
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8150
74.1%
10% more often
Dislocated shoulder / ribs / etc (1069)
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792
74.1%
10% more often
Fasting during daytime hours / bingeing at night (5367)
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3978
74.1%
10% more often
Floating stool (7815)
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5787
74%
10% more often
Need constant social activity (1756)
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1299
74%
10% more often
Like constant adventure / excitement (4985)
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3690
74%
10% more often
Groove in length of stool (1322)
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978
74%
10% more often
Purging Food (2856)
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2113
74%
10% more often
Change Difficult (5579)
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4121
73.9%
10% more often
Snot / dried mucus (6731)
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4973
73.9%
10% more often
Oppressed / disempowered (3669)
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2713
73.9%
10% more often
Tickle in nose (3451)
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2552
73.9%
10% more often
Clammy Skin (2812)
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2075
73.8%
10% more often
Popping/Cracking Joints (12271)
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9052
73.8%
10% more often
Alternating Diarrhea / Constipation (7701)
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5685
73.8%
10% more often
Skin problems on Chest (3558)
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2626
73.8%
10% more often
Withdrawn Emotionally (7826)
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5773
73.8%
10% more often

Complications of Those Reporting Dark brown stool

In this research study, people who report Dark brown stool were likely to report the following:

REPORTS

CASES WITH BOTH

INCREASE

%

NORMALLY

Slow, heavy digestion
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10752
+1.8 times
42%
22.89% (21,898 cases)
Painful menstruation & menstrual cramps
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10011
+1.8 times
39%
21.59% (13,471 cases)
Prolonged bleeding when cut (Poor clotting)
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882
+1.7 times
3%
1.74% (1,259 cases)
Restricting Food Intake
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10641
+1.5 times
41%
28.12% (15,613 cases)
Exercising as punishment
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1486
+1.4 times
6%
4.43% (2,175 cases)
Flat rash
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396
+1.3 times
2%
1.53% (526 cases)
Conflict makes me restless
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17445
+1.3 times
68%
52.33% (43,701 cases)
Artificial sweeteners
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5763
+1.3 times
22%
17.04% (8,589 cases)
Exercising after eating too much
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1780
+1.3 times
7%
5.47% (2,548 cases)
Currently/recently on a diet
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7964
+1.3 times
31%
24.25% (11,960 cases)
Long workday
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9432
+1.3 times
37%
28.99% (22,260 cases)
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Strong hunger
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12980
+1.3 times
50%
39.61% (31,540 cases)
Irregular/small appetite
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7748
+1.3 times
30%
23.81% (20,509 cases)
Gas, irregular digestion
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18744
+1.3 times
73%
58.32% (47,247 cases)
Tarry black stools
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1305
+1.2 times
5%
4.02% (1,494 cases)
Overwhelmed by responsibilities
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13099
+1.2 times
51%
41.32% (19,304 cases)
Rabbit pellet / Hard lumpy stool
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8523
+1.2 times
33%
26.99% (10,231 cases)
Poor diet
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7603
+1.2 times
30%
24.63% (11,384 cases)
Fatty fried food
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7963
+1.2 times
31%
25.49% (11,744 cases)
Hirsutism / Female Facial Hair on Chin
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904
+1.2 times
4%
3.29% (1,304 cases)
Abdominal surgery
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831
+1.2 times
3%
2.47% (1,336 cases)
Gain weight easily
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13688
+1.2 times
53%
43.99% (35,031 cases)
Sausage shape stool with cracks on surface
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9822
+1.2 times
38%
31.71% (12,215 cases)
Compulsive exercising
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1283
+1.2 times
5%
4.18% (1,909 cases)
Blisters
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449
+1.2 times
2%
1.68% (609 cases)
Skin growths - other
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430
+1.2 times
2%
1.68% (619 cases)
Pain lower back
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13677
+1.2 times
53%
44.53% (19,881 cases)
Stool entirely liquid, no solid pieces
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2965
+1.2 times
12%
10.11% (3,898 cases)
Intense emotions
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15945
+1.2 times
62%
52.25% (42,048 cases)
Bulimia, past or current
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2474
+1.2 times
10%
8.43% (3,506 cases)
Skin Infection
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430
+1.2 times
2%
1.7% (608 cases)
Anxiety, fear, uncertainty
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17836
+1.2 times
69%
58.66% (47,291 cases)
Sore eye muscles
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1716
+1.2 times
7%
5.97% (2,328 cases)
Tense muscles when stressed
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6560
+1.2 times
25%
21.33% (9,005 cases)
Exercise aggravates symptoms
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3381
+1.2 times
13%
11.1% (5,106 cases)
Dark Yellow Urine
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8029
+1.2 times
31%
26.48% (10,665 cases)
Financially unstable
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9203
+1.2 times
36%
30.79% (13,604 cases)
Difficulty eliminating
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5553
+1.2 times
22%
18.88% (7,017 cases)
Anorexia, past or current
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2883
+1.2 times
11%
9.45% (4,050 cases)
Impacted Fecal Matter
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1044
+1.2 times
4%
3.44% (1,293 cases)
Short bursts of energy
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12666
+1.2 times
49%
42.15% (34,156 cases)
Self Mutilation
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1429
+1.2 times
6%
5.17% (1,881 cases)
Straining to eliminate
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6908
+1.2 times
27%
23.34% (8,787 cases)
Friends are work related, change with job
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8538
+1.2 times
33%
28.54% (22,284 cases)
Dry, dark, frizzy hair
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9037
+1.2 times
35%
30.27% (24,799 cases)
Chewing and spitting food
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961
+1.2 times
4%
3.47% (1,294 cases)
Insomnia
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8899
+1.2 times
35%
30.39% (13,627 cases)
Long, large stool (Lincoln Log)
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7841
+1.2 times
30%
26.06% (9,861 cases)
Stool thick mud
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5813
+1.1 times
23%
20.09% (7,384 cases)
Frequent Stress
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16716
+1.1 times
65%
56.87% (25,363 cases)
Citrus allergy
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430
+1.1 times
2%
1.75% (670 cases)
Thin tongue
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665
+1.1 times
3%
2.63% (986 cases)
Exercising without eating
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4987
+1.1 times
19%
16.67% (7,501 cases)
Thin skin
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8883
+1.1 times
35%
30.74% (23,090 cases)
Bones brittle / break easily
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398
+1.1 times
2%
1.76% (575 cases)
Skip meals more than 2x/week
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10424
+1.1 times
41%
36.1% (15,623 cases)
Voiding large quantity of stool
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3560
+1.1 times
14%
12.33% (4,675 cases)
Purging Food
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2113
+1.1 times
8%
7.06% (2,856 cases)
Workaholic
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3875
+1.1 times
15%
13.24% (5,855 cases)
Caring, calm, patient
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11931
+1.1 times
46%
40.69% (32,300 cases)
Less than 1 elimination a day
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7386
+1.1 times
29%
25.67% (9,417 cases)
Canned/frozen food
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8792
+1.1 times
34%
30.1% (13,186 cases)
Pain relieved by doubling over
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1905
+1.1 times
7%
6.2% (2,537 cases)
Constipation
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9071
+1.1 times
35%
31.02% (11,486 cases)
Bloody stools
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749
+1.1 times
3%
2.66% (1,021 cases)
Unemployed / underemployed
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4766
+1.1 times
19%
16.88% (7,576 cases)
Dizzy / Light-headed
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8366
+1.1 times
33%
29.32% (11,401 cases)
Intermittent abdominal pain
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4883
+1.1 times
19%
16.93% (6,963 cases)
Anemia
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4655
+1.1 times
18%
16.04% (6,770 cases)
Fullness below belly button
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6388
+1.1 times
25%
22.31% (8,299 cases)
Food Poisoning
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740
+1.1 times
3%
2.68% (1,032 cases)
Low fiber diet
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2976
+1.1 times
12%
10.73% (4,548 cases)
Rarely Thirsty
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7484
+1.1 times
29%
25.96% (20,226 cases)
Anger, irritable, ambitious, analytical
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15582
+1.1 times
61%
54.66% (42,924 cases)
Sinking stool
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10367
+1.1 times
40%
35.89% (13,557 cases)
Irregular sleep schedule
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12364
+1.1 times
48%
43.08% (18,870 cases)
Kidney Infection
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1205
+1.1 times
5%
4.49% (1,649 cases)
Mucus on stool
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4829
+1.1 times
19%
17.07% (6,422 cases)
Lack of exercise
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15921
+1.1 times
62%
55.76% (24,585 cases)
Lose weight easily
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4568
+1.1 times
18%
16.19% (13,037 cases)
Use laxatives frequently
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1691
+1.1 times
7%
6.3% (2,294 cases)
Alternating Diarrhea / Constipation
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5685
+1.1 times
22%
19.8% (7,701 cases)
Trembling Tongue
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1194
+1.1 times
5%
4.5% (1,699 cases)
Pain sudden onset
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2849
+1.1 times
11%
9.9% (3,992 cases)
Foul odorous stool
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7202
+1.1 times
28%
25.22% (9,495 cases)
Headache
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11756
+1.1 times
46%
41.51% (16,436 cases)
Gray coating tongue
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982
+1.1 times
4%
3.61% (1,345 cases)
Mood changes quickly
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11054
+1.1 times
43%
38.86% (31,189 cases)
Clammy Skin
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2075
+1.1 times
8%
7.24% (2,812 cases)
Difficulty expectorating
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1004
+1.1 times
4%
3.62% (1,399 cases)
Bleed less than other people
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430
+1.1 times
2%
1.81% (637 cases)
Migraines
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5828
+1.1 times
23%
20.82% (8,013 cases)
Feel overweight
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16355
+1.1 times
64%
57.96% (25,362 cases)
Popping/clicking/locking jaw
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7839
+1.1 times
30%
27.21% (11,281 cases)
Smoking to suppress appetite
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2844
+1.1 times
11%
9.99% (3,891 cases)
Feel stuck
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8380
+1.1 times
33%
29.98% (12,640 cases)
Gray teeth
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712
+1.1 times
3%
2.73% (1,031 cases)
Poor, spends frivolously
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8293
+1.1 times
32%
29.13% (21,285 cases)
Wide, Heavy Hips
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7372
+1.1 times
29%
26.4% (20,459 cases)
Sticky saliva
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1710
+1.1 times
7%
6.38% (2,391 cases)
Feel underweight
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1470
+1.1 times
6%
5.47% (2,358 cases)

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The Color of Your Poop
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Brown Stool
Orange Stool
Gray/Tan Stool
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The Shape of Your Poop
Type 1 Separate hard lumps, like nuts or rabbit pellets (hard to pass)
Type 2 Sausage shaped but lumpy
Type 3 Like a sausage but with cracks on the surface
Type 4 Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft
Type 5 Soft blobs with clear cut edges
Type 6 Fluffy pieces with frayed edges, mushy
Type 7 Watery, no solid pieces, entirely liquid

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