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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is physiological defecation?

Normal stool can vary in color. Greenish stools can be due to supplements. However, persistently black and shiny stool may be a sign of internal bleeding, which needs medical attention. White, clay-like stools can also indicate a liver problem.

Symptoms of physiological defecation

  • Stomach feels bloated

  • White, pellet-like stools

Questions your doctor may ask to check for physiological defecation

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose physiological defecation

  • Do you feel that your abdomen (stomach) is bloated or has a lot of gas?

  • Do you have white pebble like stools?

Treatment for physiological defecation

No treatment is required

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