Check out the updated post:What Your Poo Says About You!
When you have a bowel movement, your body is providing you with incredible insight as to the state of your health and digestion. If you don't regularly check the toilet bowl after having a bowel movement then you should! Please note: "stools", "crap", "bowel movements", "BMs" all refer to "POOP". Here's what you need to know:
iron supplements or foods high in iron
Pepto-Bismol or other meds with bismuth
acidified blood (blood from higher in the digestive tract)
Tylenol and other pain meds
large amounts of spinach or other greens
other foods dark in color
blood (such as from Constipated? Reasons Why Your Poop Isn't Leaving In A Timely Fashion
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A.D.A.M. Health Illustrated Encyclopedia. "Bloody or tarry stools." A.D.A.M. 25 July 2007. 22 Apr 2009.
A.D.A.M. Health Illustrated Encyclopedia. "Stools - pale or clay-colored." A.D.A.M. 8 Aug 2008. 23 Apr 2009.