MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology, Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy
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In obstructive jaundice yellow colour stool is passed.
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The colour of the stool in obstructive jaundice becomes white (clay-like). This happens as this disease causes obstruction in the path that bile normally travels through and hence the bile pigments (yellow colour causing agent in stool) are absent in the stool making it white and not yellow.
Rice water stool is seen in cholera.
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Cholera is a disease that is caused by Vibrio cholerae, a bacteria that spreads from water. These diseases cause severe dehydration and formation of stool that is watery and colourless (resembles rice water) and is hence called rice water stool.
Tarry black stool (melena) is found in which disease?
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Normal colour of the stool is yellow, but in people suffering from advanced liver diseases that cause portal hypertension the colour of the defecated material turns tarry black due to the presence of disintegrated blood products.
Traveller s diarrhoea is caused by:
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Traveller s diarrhoea is commonly seen in people who travel to countries with poor water quality. The Enterotoxigenic E.coli (ETEC) bacteria is found in water and which when consumed causes this form of diarrhoea.
Defecating in an Indian-styled toilet is a healthier alternative to a commode.
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Defecating in a squatting position is the best way to expel the bodily waste without hampering your body. The western style of toilets has a chair styled seat that requires you to sit upright. This puts a pressure on your rectum and chokes it. Squatting, on the other hand, straightens your rectum and lets it relax making the process of bowel movement easier and smoother.