why is our potty yellowish in colour?

Asked by mrinalchatterjee | 30th Sep, 2010, 03:25: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,
Feces usually has a brown color, ranging from a tan hue to a darker-brown color.  Bilirubin is passed out in the bile and the action of bacteria and air in the gut breaks it down into stercobilin and urobilin, which gives stool its typical color. Additionally, certain foods with strong colorants, high iron content or other staining agents may also influence the color of feces.
Hope this clarifies your query.

Answered by  | 30th Sep, 2010, 06:20: PM

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