Symptom: Stool color

Stool color: Stool color changes as a symptom
Introduction: Stool changes color with changes in diet, but also with various medical conditions. Stool color may also be associated with bloody stool (causing varying degrees of color change to the stool), mucus stool, and also with related symptoms such as black stool, stool odor or other stool symptoms. Seek prompt professional medical advice about such symptoms.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Stool color:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Stool color (5 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Stool color (45 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Stool color: black stool (10), pale stool (13), bloody stool (41)
    Symptoms related to Stool color: bloody stool (41), mucus stool (11), stool symptoms (173), stool odor (6), Diarrhea (130)
    Stool color type of: Stool symptoms (173)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Stool color: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Stool color as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Stool color: The following list of conditions have 'Stool color' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Amebic dysentery ... blood in stool
  • Anal fissure ... blood in stool


  • Bowel Obstruction ... blood-stained mucus passed


  • Celiac Disease ... pale stool
  • Cervical Cancer ... blood in stool
  • Cholangitis ... pale stool
  • Cholecystitis ... pale stool
  • Cirrhosis of the liver ... blood in stool
  • Colitis ... blood in stool
  • Colorectal cancer ... blood in stool
  • Colorectal Polyps ... blood in stool


  • Diverticular Disease ... blood in stool
  • Dysentery ... bloody stool


  • Esophageal varices ... blackened feces, blackened blood in feces


  • Food allergies ... blood in the stool
  • Food poisoning ... bloody stool


  • Gallstones ... Clay-colored stools
  • Gastric erosion ... black stool
  • Gastritis ... blood in stool, black stool
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding ... blood in stool, black stool
  • Giardia ... pale stools
  • Gonorrhea ... blood in stool


  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome ... blood in stool
  • Hemorrhoids ... blood in stool
  • Hepatitis ... pale feces
  • Hepatitis A ... light colored stool
  • Hepatitis B ... light colored stool
  • Hepatitis C ... light colored stool
  • Hookworm ... black stools, blood in stool


  • Intestinal obstruction ... blood-stained mucus passed


  • Jaundice ... pale feces


  • Peptic Ulcer ... blood in stool, black stool
  • Portal hypertension ... blood in stool
  • Proctitis ... blood in stool


  • Rectal prolapse ... blood in stool


  • Schistosomiasis ... blood in stool
  • Shigellosis ... bloody stool
  • Small Intestine Cancer ... blood in stool, black stool
  • Sprue ... pale stool
  • Steatorrhea ... pale stool
  • Stomach cancer ... blood in stool, black stool


  • Thrombocytopenia ... black stools, blood in stool


  • Ulcerative colitis ... blood in stool


  • Viral Hepatitis ... pale feces


  • Whipworm ... bloody stools

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