Once food completes its passage through the digestive tract, the body expels it in the form of a bowel movement. Stool color and texture can provide clues to overall gut health or point to an illness. Yellow bowel movements may be due to a person’s diet or symptomatic of a specific health issue.


1. Typical Poop Color

Doctors consider medium-brown to be the usual color of a bowel movement, but stool color depends on the individual. What is typical for one person may not be for another. Day-to-day diet and any changes to it can lead to variations in color. If there are additional signs along with the color change, these symptoms could help a doctor identify the health or medical issue in question.

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