an ink stain spreading from my poo
It's been about three months now (off and on) where I see a brown "tint-dye" arising from my poop. Although its color is never ever black, it varies from somewhat darkish brown to light brown, and it's always in a "dye-ink" form.
I am somewhat worried and I can’t seem to find anything on the internet regarding this matter. What can you tell me?
Try pooping into a pan with no water in it and see if the "ink" still appears. If so, then I will be inclined to investigate further, but at this point I will venture to say that it is simply the process of dilution occurring that is separating bile and/or oils from poo solids. If left unflushed for several hours I would think that considerable breakdown would have occurred, the inky film being the beginnings of the process.
Then again, have you been eating any octopus or live squid lately?
Thanks for asking Motherload!
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