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Faeces are made of water, bits of food that could not be digested, dead cells from the lining of the intestines and dead bacteria – all the solids that your body doesn't need or want any more. They are usually brown in colour because of bile from the liver, but can be darkened by iron pigments in foods and red wine. But what if your poo is black, or your stools won't flush away? Find out more next month.

In the meantime, if you can see blood in your poo, then read our page on anal bleeding, and we urge you to get checked out by your doctor.

Written by: Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Monday, March 20th 2017


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