• Question: why is poo black

    Asked by Caleb to Andy, Duane, Giovanna, Katie, Theresia on 17 Nov 2014.
    • Photo: Duane Mellor

      Duane Mellor answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      Poo should really be brown, if it is black it can be due to eating certain foods, possibly a stomach bleed or taking iron tablets. If your poo is really black rather than dark brown it may be worth asking your GP for advice

    • Photo: Andrew Philp

      Andrew Philp answered on 18 Nov 2014:

      I would have thought that a shade of brown would closer describe its colour, not black…