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5 Things Your Poop Can Tell You About Your Health

  • Rocks and Pebbles

    Poop that is hard and shaped like tiny rocks or pebbles is likely just a sign of constipation. You can still be considered constipated even if you are able to pass a small amount of stool.

    The large intestine helps to concentrate waste by absorbing water. If muscle contractions in the large intestine are not working properly, waste left in the colon becomes even more concentrated, resulting in harder stool.

  • Color Changes

    A change in stool color is one of the most common concerns patients ask about. The foods you eat and the kind of bacteria living in your colon can both cause such changes, and added food colorings are frequent culprits. This is one reason why patients preparing for a colonoscopy are instructed to avoid food and beverages with certain added colors the day before. Doctors note that when they perform a colonoscopy, they can actually tell what color the beverage was that the patient drank during their preparation for the procedure.

    Most changes in the color of stool are not cause for concern. The exception is poop that appears black or bloody, which could signal other problems with the digestive system.

  • Black and Tarry

    The most common cause of black and tarry poop is taking iron supplements or a medication containing bismuth, such as Pepto-Bismol. However, it could mean you’re losing blood somewhere in your gastrointestinal tract, such as in the stomach or small intestine.

  • Oily or Greasy Stools

    If you have poop that appears oily, has a greasy consistency and is difficult to flush, it could be a signal that your body is not able to properly digest fat. The consistency changes could be caused by an infection, nutrients not being digested due to celiac disease or a problem with the pancreas, such as pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis.

  • Pencil-Thin

    Stool that is only occasionally very thin is not a cause for concern. It is likely due to muscle contractions in the large intestine as it helps to concentrate waste.

    If there is a sudden and consistent change in your stool always being thin, it could mean there is a blockage in your colon, and you should see your doctor.

  • Does your poop float? You need to read this

    Believe it or not, your poop can reveal a lot about your health. And floating poop is something very common and usually not a sign of anything wrong. Gas, changes in diet and minor infections may cause your poop to float. Though some underlying health conditions can also cause persistent floating stool.

    Read on to know the possible reasons behind floating poop and when you need to visit the doctor:

    Fibre consumption

    Your poop is less likely to float when it is dense. When you consume foods that are rich in fibre, especially insoluble fibre it can make the poop less dense and thus let it float.

    Fibre-rich foods including fruits, vegetables and whole grains form an important part of a healthy meal. So, floating poop can be a result of fibre consumption, which is actually a sign of good health.

    Women between the age of 19 – 50 years should consume at least 25 grams of fibre per day, while men of the same age group need at least 38 grams of fibre per day.


    Gas lowers the density of your poop, causing it to float. Many high-fibre foods can cause gas. Many people also develop gas when they change their diet. So, if your poop floats after you eat new food, it’s completely fine.

    Stomach infection

    Infection in the gastrointestinal tract caused by E. coli can also cause the poop to float. The infection can cause gas and thus lower the density of poop.

    Some stomach infections are temporary and go away without any treatment. A person needs to drink plenty of fluids and rest while recovering from a stomach infection. If you do not see any improvement, you should definitely see your doctor.

    Gastrointestinal disorders

    A 2015 study found that 26 per cent of people with functional bowel disorders – irritating bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia have floating stools.

    In some people, floating poop may be the first warning sign of gastrointestinal or bowel problem. When you have a floating stool along with other symptoms such as pain, diarrhoea, bloating or constipation, it can be a sign of an underlying gastrointestinal issue.


    When the stool is fatty, it floats. The medical term for this condition is steatorrhea. It means your body is not adequately absorbing nutrients from foods.

    Some common conditions that can cause malabsorption include:

    – Lactose intolerance: It is a type of allergy to sugar that is found in milk and other dairy products. People suffering from lactose intolerance can experience diarrhoea and bloating when they consume any dairy product.

    – Small intestine disorders: As the name suggests, a disorder that affects the small intestine and can lead to malabsorption is called the small intestine disorder. People who have had a small portion of their small intestine removed surgically to treat Crohn’s disease can also experience malabsorption and thus floating poop.

    – Liver and biliary disease: Our liver produces bile that helps the body digest food. When enough bile is not produced or it doesn’t reach the intestines, it may result in fatty stool. Liver disease such as blocked bile ducts and gallstones can also cause fatty and floating stool.

    When you should see the doctor

    – If floating stool also looks greasy and the symptom persists for more than a few days.

    – If you experience chronic constipation or diarrhoea.

    – When you start losing weight without trying.

    – Along with floating stool, you also have dark urine.

    Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article should not be considered as a substitute for a physician’s advice. Please consult your treating physician for more details.

    10 Things You Never Knew About Poop / Nutrition / Healthy Eating

    Poo — we all do it. Though it’s not exactly dinner conversation, it’s a good idea to know what’s normal and what’s not. After all, your bowel movements say a lot about your overall health, including whether you have an infection or you’re absorbing the nutrients you eat. Read on to boost your number two IQ with these ten fecal facts.

    1. Poop Should Sink

    There’s nothing quite like the plop of a poop as it hits the water. But if your stool bobs up and down in the bowl instead of sinking, it could be a sign of absorption problems, including digestive disorders such as chronic pancreatitis or celiac disease. Stools that float do so because they’re high in fat content, which can mean that fat — and possibly other nutrients — aren’t getting absorbed properly. Though it’s usually nothing to worry about, you might want to keep an eye out for consistent floaters.

    2. It’s Easier (and More Satisfying) to Poop Squatting Than It Is to Poop Sitting

    The modern, sit-down “throne” you park yourself on each morning is actually ill-suited to defecation. Believe it or not, it’s simply not natural to defecate sitting down. According to this study, pooping in the squatting position can significantly reduce both straining and the time required for a “satisfying” bowel movement.

    Whether you poo sitting down or squatting is largely cultural. Squat toilets are still common in Asian countries, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East.

    3. Fecal Matter Is Brown Because of Bile

    It doesn’t take a genius to figure out how to make the color brown. Even kindergarteners with finger paints get it — just mix every single color together. But in fact, our feces aren’t brown because all of the different-colored foods we ate mixed together. Instead, they’re brown because of a little something called bile. Bile is green when it’s released by the gallbladder, but it becomes brown as it moves through your intestinal tract until it’s released along with a by-product called stercobilin, which is also brown.

    Gray, red, green, white, black, or yellow stools may be an indicator that something’s off.

    4. Got Diarrhea? Get a Stool Transplant

    Diarrhea can be caused by a number of health conditions, including bacterial infections and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Most of the time, it clears up on its own. But when it doesn’t?

    “Fecal microbiota transplants” are a real treatment proposed by the American College of Gastroenterology. If you’re struggling to imagine what one might entail, you should know it’s as gross as you think it is. Stool transplants involve placing a healthy person’s poop in the colon of an infected person so that good bacteria can recolonize the digestive tract.

    5. Your Poop Is 75 Percent Water

    The rest is a foul-smelling mix of dead bacteria, indigestible food matter, cholesterol and fats, inorganic matter, and protein. The gelatinous substance that helps feces stick together is formed by soluble fibers from foods like nuts, lentils, beans, and some fruits and vegetables.

    As you’ve probably noticed, some foods are harder for your body to break down through digestion. Corn and carrots are notable examples, which is why you may sometimes see them in the toilet bowl looking like they did when you ingested them.

    6. The Smell of Books May Trigger a Bowel Movement

    The ‘Mariko Aoki’ phenomenon claims that bookstores trigger an urge to defecate. Named after the Japanese woman who first wrote about this tendency, it’s thought to be common — at least, on Twitter. Possible explanations include the laxative effects of the scent of ink or paper, the association between books and bathrooms that develops when we read on the toilet, and the conduciveness of the book-browsing stance to bowel movements.

    7. Excrement Can Do Amazing Things

    Poop needn’t be flushed down the toilet and lost forever. Instead, it can be used to power vehicles, like this feces-fuelled bus which hit the streets of the UK in 2014. Why not use poop for drinking water, too? Bill Gates recently blogged about his efforts to support a machine that turns poop into pootable—oops, potable—water. And this Indian company uses elephant dung to make stationary. Looks like fecal matter is about to save the world!

    8. Someone Left Four Bags of Human Excrement on the Moon. (Ahem, Neil Armstrong …)

    What do astronauts do when they have to go on the job? Well, gravity plays a big part in defecation — something early missions to space overlooked. In spite of “low-residue diets,” which were designed to decrease bowel movements, astronauts used defecation devices or bags with a 1.5-inch opening at the end. Attached to the bag was a disinfecting wipe and neutralize odors. Filled bags were stored on board for the duration of the mission.

    Waste management was a notorious problem on the Apollo mission, but the moon landing apparently provided an opportunity to leave behind a few “doggie bags.”

    9. The Fact That We Think Poop Stinks Is an Evolutionary Mechanism

    Is poop really that gross? Or are we just biased? Actually, our aversion to the sight and smell of our own fecal matter is an evolutionary mechanism that developed to protect us from getting sick. Feces can carry viruses such as hepatitis A and E, as well as harmful, disease-causing bacteria. The more grossed-out we are by feces, the more likely we are to maintain a safe distance — and therefore protect ourselves from contracting a disease.

    10. The Shape and Consistency of Your Poop Is Trying to Tell You Something

    Do you look before you flush? If you don’t, you could be missing out on important information about your health. In addition to color, the shape and consistency of your stool can point to illnesses. ‘Normal’ stool should be log-shaped and rounded like a letter S. Broken-up stools can indicate a lack of fiber in your diet. Stools that are too thin may be an indicator of rectal cancer.

    [Image via Shutterstock]

    Does Your Poop Sink Or Float & Why It Matters !

    While the subject of our bathroom habits is usually either brushed under the rug or discussed in the form of embarrassing jokes, it is actually a complex and important area of health that should not be ignored.

    We’ve talked about healthy bathroom habits and ways to resolve constipation, and today we will discuss the buoyancy of poop in particular. Whether your poops bob at the surface or dive to the bottom can be a sign of many things to do with your health and nutritional status.

    Here are some of the hidden wellness messages that can be deciphered from the contents of your toilet.

    Poor digestion of fats

    A common conclusion in the health community is that floating poops are a sign of poor digestion. When the floating stool sticks to the side of the toilet bowl and is difficult to flush, or an oily sheen appears on the surface of the water, fats in the diet are likely left undigested.

    So what can be done about floating poop? Talk to a trusted health practitioner about the health of your liver, gallbladder and pancreas, all of which are involved in producing the bile that is used to digest fats.

    Too little fiber

    While many sources seem to indicate that sinking poops are preferred, others suggest that floaters are a sign that the diet contains a good amount of fiber. This is because those who eat more fiber, also known as prebiotics, have greater colonies of bacteria in the lower gut. This leads to poop that contains more gases produced by the bacteria. The gases make waste less dense and cause poop to float.

    Regardless of whether you are seeing floaters or sinkers in the toilet, make sure that your diet contains lots of vegetables, fruit, nuts and legumes to ensure that an adequate amount of fiber is being consumed. The goal is to get at least 35 grams each day.

    If fiber is a new thing in your diet, start slowly! Otherwise the number of bacteria feasting on all that fiber may increase too quickly and cause digestive discomfort.

    Celiac disease

    Some experts believe that floating poops could be a sign of celiac disease. Gluten leaves the gut inflamed and unable to digest food properly. Stools may float and be grey or tan in color, and have a foul odor. A particular concern is if you see floating, soft, diarrhea-like stool frequently or for an extended period. If this is you, consider getting tested for celiac disease, or better yet, simply decide to eliminate gluten from your diet!


    On the other hand, sinking poops can be a sign of chronic constipation. Constipation can occur when a person doesn’t have enough digestive motility (i.e., the intestines are not working to push the waste along). There are many causes of constipation, such as poor diet, anxiety, lack of exercise and not drinking enough water.

    Common solutions are to drink more water to help hydrate the bowel and the stool, take magnesium supplements to relax the intestine, and use herbal remedies such as aloe vera juice and cayenne pepper, which are known to improve elimination.

    Does the floater vs. sinker debate really matter?

    In the end, many health experts do not emphasize the buoyancy of poop (or lack thereof). More important is the frequency, shape, color and smell. Use the following checklist to determine if you are a healthy pooper:

    • Eliminate at least once per day (but not more than three times).
    • Have poops that are smooth and about the shape of a banana, not too hard and not too soft.
    • Color should be an even medium brown with no visible bits of food, fat, blood or mucus.
    • Smell should be fairly neutral, not overly unpleasant.

    The more points you answer “yes” to above, the better your poop health is! Ideally you will experience a mix of floaters or sinkers on different days, along with some that just hover in the water and don’t go to either extreme.

    How does your poop stack up? Make sure you take a moment to check it out next time you go! If your toilet habits need a little upgrading, try these smoothie recipes that help promote good poops.

    —Liivi Hess

    Liivi is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and is training to become a doula. She inspires women to find peace and personal power by taking control of health and fertility naturally. Liivi‘s passion is ancestral nutrition and primal lifestyle design. She and her partner Will live between Toronto, Canada and Queenstown, New Zealand.


    7 Best Step Stools for Toddlers & Kids (2021 Reviews)

    Step stools are excellent to have around the home, not just in the bathroom.

    They help your little one feel more independent when it comes to toilet training or helping out in the kitchen.

    When shopping, it’s essential to a find step stool made from durable material with the right safety features, like a non-slip surface and base.

    We’ve rounded up the best step stools for toddlers and kids that are safe, functional, and reasonably priced.



    Product Comparison Table


    Best Overall Stool

    iLove Step Stool

    • Safe and sturdy
    • Generous weight capacity
    • Pack of two

    Best for Toilet Training

    Bumbo Step Stool

    • Durable material
    • Safe for toddlers
    • Lightweight

    Best Foldable

    Folding Step Stool

    • Anti-skid footpad
    • Space-efficient
    • Foldable

    Best Dual Height

    Wood City

    • Dual height
    • 100% natural wood
    • Minimalist

    Best for Kitchen

    Guidecraft Kitchen Helper

    • Attractive design
    • Wide and adjustable height platform
    • Can hold up to 200 pounds

    Best for Boys

    Nickelodeon Paw Patrol

    • Fun nickelodeon theme
    • Extra thick material
    • Non-slip rubber on surface and feet

    Best for Girls

    Disney Minnie Mouse

    • Cute disney theme
    • Lightweight and portable
    • Generous width and depth

    How to Choose a Step Stool

    A step stool becomes essential once your toddler wants to do things by themselves. This could be anything, such as going to the toilet alone, then washing hands afterward — experts recommend using them during toilet training. Perhaps they want to help out in the kitchen, making some cookies or decorating a pizza.

    Either way, a step stool will give your toddler those extra few inches to reach new heights. Let’s go over a few features first, before you drop everything and rush out to buy one.

    Height and Stability

    Or more specifically, what is it that your toddler has to reach? There are all kinds of step stools out there. Some are a simple one step, others resemble a tiny staircase.

    For example, if your toddler has to use it to get on and off the toilet, a simple one step is enough. In this case, you don’t want something that’s too tall. This could ultimately leave your little one hunched over with their knees up to their ears.

    On the other hand, if the purpose is to use it in the kitchen, a taller step stool is essential. For your child’s safety, it’s crucial that the step stool never leaves them standing on their tiptoes. If it’s too short, your toddler will likely try to pull up on the toes and risk falling over.

    Your child is likely steady on their feet by now, but their balance is thrown off as soon as they step up on their toes. This could lead to an incredibly dangerous situation, especially if they go to the bathroom alone.

    Of course, if you’re handy, a great way to get the ideal step stool is to make one by yourself.

    Safety Features

    Safety is, of course, a top priority, especially when it comes to our babies. Toddlers often act as though they have ants in their pants — wiggling or jumping. Fortunately, most step stools for toddlers do come with the following safety features.

    • Non-slip surface: This is important as it keeps your toddler from sliding off. You can find this on the top surface where they place their feet. It’s generally some type of rubber — some can be difficult to keep clean, but they’re worth it.
    • Non-skid feet: Yes, toddlers wiggle, a lot, and the stool may glide under their feet, sending them crashing to the floor. The non-skid feet are the same concept as above, they’ll keep the stool from slipping away.

    Safety Tip

    It’s crucial to avoid placing the step stool near to the stove, any hot plates, or propane gas. Sharp or fragile utensils and devices should also be well out of reach. Little hands are quick like lightning!

    Other Points to Consider

    If you live in a bigger house or apartment, it’s probably better to invest in two-step stools. That way, a tall one can be in the kitchen and a shorter one in the bathroom. You won’t have to drag it around and it’s always there when you need it — problem solved.

    You should also make sure it isn’t too narrow for your child to stand on safely, or too wide to fit in confined spaces.

    The Best Step Stools for Toddlers of 2021

    Here are 7 great step stools to consider.

    1. Step Stool for Kids (2 pack)

    Best Overall Toddler Step Stool

    Believe it or not, finding the perfect step stool for your toddler can be a tricky task. However, this one seems to have everything.

    You’ll love this for two main reasons: it’s safe and sturdy. First of all, at the base, there are extra-thick rubber feet. These are slip-resistant and won’t cause any unfortunate accidents.

    The step stool is dual height. On the top step, your toddler will gain a whole 10.5 inches. The lowest step is a humble 5.5 inches.

    On the surface, you’ll find another layer of protection with non-slip rubber. This rubber is also super comfy to stand on and will surely be a favorite. Additionally, the steps are extra wide, so they can easily accommodate larger feet.

    This step stool can carry up to 175 pounds. With two per pack, you could even have one designated for you, and one for your child. Let the organizing begin.

    • Safe and sturdy.
    • Wide steps.
    • Adult-friendly, with a generous weight capacity.
    • Pack of two.
    • Some moms say that the top step is too tall for the toilet.

    2. Bumbo Step Stool

    Best Toddler Step Stool for Toilet Training

    When it comes to toilet training, it’s always helpful to invest in something that will make your toddler comfortable. During this time they learn how to go to the toilet, but also how to wash hands. This step stool from Bumbo is just what they need.

    It doesn’t look like your everyday stool. It’s made to resemble an elephant’s foot — which is precisely where the company got the inspiration for the design.

    What we love is that it ticks all the boxes in terms of safety. There’s anti-skid rubber all over the surface and underneath the feet. It’s approximately 6.5 inches tall and 11 inches wide — just right for toilet training.

    It’s also lightweight and easy to move around. After your little one has finished their business, they can just pick it up and move to the sink, to wash their hands.

    However, with a maximum weight limit of 110 pounds, it won’t hold as much as some of our other choices. That said, it’s durable and steady enough for a wiggly toddler.

    • Durable material.
    • Safe for toddlers.
    • Lightweight and easy to move around.
    • Each purchase helps children in need.
    • Some parents say it’s not quite tall enough for their toddlers.

    3. Handy Laundry Folding Step Stool

    Splurging a lot of money on a step stool isn’t ideal. But it’s difficult to find one that’s safe, space-efficient and affordable.

    This product is constructed with multiple layers of plastic. The wonderful part is that it only weighs 2.3 pounds making it very portable. The stool is easy to carry around using the handle.

    The surface is covered in anti-slip grips to prevent little feet from slipping. We love the simplicity of the step stool itself. You can choose between two colors — white and black.

    It has a generous width of 11 inches.

    • Anti-skid footpad.
    • Space-efficient.
    • Easy to carry
    • Foldable.

    4. Wood City Dual Height Step Stool

    Best Dual Height Step Stool

    Sometimes a single height step stool is not enough, especially for younger toddlers. This dual height model from Wood City is just what you need, and in this offer, you’ll get not one, but two.

    The step stool features two steps — the highest is 13 inches and the lowest is 6.7 inches. With this combination, even the shortest toddler will be able to reach the sink. Each step’s width is approximately 6.8 inches, with a total depth of 13 inches.

    We also love the easy clean finish. There won’t be any toxic plastic near your little one. The step stool also has the standard non-slip safety features.

    • Dual height.
    • Non-slip rubber features.
    • Rounded corners to prevent any injury.
    • Others find it difficult to assemble the item.

    5. Guidecraft Kitchen Helper Tower Step-Up

    Best Step Stool for the Kitchen

    Toddlers are often eager to get involved, especially in the kitchen. But it’s not always easy finding a place for them to stay safe while still being able to help. Luckily this step stool from Guidecraft is an excellent platform during cooking time.

    Because it’s rather large and bulky, it’s best to keep it in the kitchen. One invaluable feature is the adjustable platform where your toddler will stand. The highest point is 17 inches, but as your little helper grows taller, you can easily bring the platform down to 14 inches.

    Several colors are available, to coordinate with your kitchen decor. On the top step, there’s plenty of room to move around, with a width of 17 inches and 20.5 inches deep. Additionally, there’s a handle on each side, which your toddler can hold onto while climbing up or down.

    • Attractive design.
    • Wide and adjustable height platform.
    • Can even hold mom or dad, up to 200 pounds.
    • Difficult to store due to shape and size.

    6. Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Step Stool

    Boys will forever be boys — they’re always on the go, looking for the next adventure. Now your little explorer can bring his imagination into the bathroom. This lightweight step stool from Nickelodeon is excellent for toilet training boys.

    Your toddler will love the “Paw Patrol” theme. Everything is blue and red with stickers from their favorite show.

    What’s more, the stool is durable. It’s made with extra thick materials and can hold up to 200 pounds. There’s a non-slip rubber surface that can be removed for efficient cleaning, and the feet have non-slip rubber pads for additional safety.

    However, at less than five inches tall, it seems that the stool is a little too short for smaller users.

    • Fun Nickelodeon theme.
    • Durable material.
    • Non-slip rubber on surface and feet.
    • On the short side, some toddlers might be unable to reach the toilet or sink.

    7. Disney Minnie Mouse Step Stool

    Best Step Stool for Girls

    Toilet training or helping out in the kitchen has never looked so cute. This easily transportable step stool from Disney is all Minnie Mouse inspired.

    Your toddler will love the bright colors of pink and purple. Plus the large Disney sticker at the front will be the cherry on top.

    The step stool is just over five inches high — it’s not the tallest, but good for toilet training. The shape is even curved to fit as close to the toilet as possible.

    Disney hasn’t compromised on safety. The material is strong and sturdy, and the stool can support up to 200 pounds. Both the surface and feet have rubber to keep the step stool secure.

    Although durable, it’s still lightweight enough for your toddler to lift and move from toilet to sink; it weighs a mere one pound.

    • Cute Disney theme for girls.
    • Lightweight and portable.
    • Generous width and depth.

    Before you flush the toilet, it’s smart to take a look

    The 52-year-old truck driver in the office of Marvin M. Lipman, Consumer Reports’ chief medical adviser, had rushed in a few minutes earlier. He had passed a large black stool (well known as an indicator of internal bleeding) and feared the worst. A test for the presence of blood was negative, so Lipman proceeded to ask him his usual questions when confronted with black stools devoid of blood.

    Had he taken Pepto-Bismol, or anything else containing bismuth, to settle an upset stomach? Was he taking iron supplements? Did he eat a lot of beets, blueberries or caviar? The patient’s answer was “no” to each, but then he volunteered the following: “Could it have been the squid-ink pasta I ate last night?” Yes!

    Lipman added squid-ink pasta to his list of substances that cause non-worrisome dark stools.

    That case ended happily, but the result could just as well have been otherwise. Had that black stool actually contained blood, the patient’s observation might have been lifesaving, leading to early treatment of whatever the cause was. It may not be the most pleasant task, but checking your stool is important because changes in its shape, consistency or color can be a sign of an underlying condition, and your description could help your doctor diagnose the cause. If you notice any of these warning signs, give your doctor a call.

    If it floats . . . Most stools sink. However, if they contain fat they may float, and you may see actual fat droplets on the water’s surface. A lack of pancreatic enzymes may be to blame. That can occur as a result of chronic inflammation of the pancreas or following its removal. Floating stools can also be a sign of intestinal malabsorption from diseases that affect the intestinal wall, such as celiac disease. The prescription weight-loss drug Xenical and its over-the-counter version, Alli, can also cause fatty stools because they block fat absorption to some degree.

    (Sean McCormick for The Washington Post)

    If it’s pencil-thin . . . The occasional thinner-than-normal stool is usually not a concern. Repeated pencil-thin ones, however, indicate something is obstructing or constricting the rectum. Such narrowing can result from spasm of the rectal wall due to internal hemorrhoids, inflammation from radiation treatments or colitis. A very enlarged prostate might also narrow the passageway; a cancer in the rectum is also a possibility.

    If it’s the color of pale clay . . . Bile made by the liver and concentrated in the gallbladder is responsible for the medium-brown color of normal stool. A lack of color implies a blockage of the flow of bile from the liver to the intestine. The culprit may be a gallstone blocking a bile duct. Other causes include hepatitis and cancer of the ducts or the pancreas.

    If it has mucus in it . . . A small amount of visible mucus in stool is normal. (The clear jellylike substance is found throughout the digestive tract.) But stool containing large globs of mucus points to a problem. That could be an indicator of an inflammatory bowel disease, such as mucus colitis, or it could indicate a mucus-secreting intestinal polyp.

    If it’s mushy, pasty and similar to diarrhea . . . Mushy or watery stools that come with frequent trips to the toilet — and are often accompanied by fever — are typical signs of infection with Clostridium difficile, a type of bacteria that lives in many people’s intestines, where it is usually kept in check by other intestinal bacteria. But a prolonged course of antibiotics — especially broad-spectrum ones such as clindamycin (Cleocin and related generics) — can kill off those other intestinal bacteria, allowing C. diff to grow out of control. C. diff releases a toxin that attacks the intestinal wall; if left untreated, it can be life-threatening. Metronidazole (Flagyl and generics) or vancomycin (Vancocin and generics) are required to quell the superinfection. Even so, there is a substantial recurrence rate.

    Copyright 2014. Consumers Union of United States Inc.

    Kitchen Sink With 2 Faucets. Red Swivel Stools Design Ideas

    A brown veneer kitchen island is fitted with a wide stainless steel sink paired with two chrome gooseneck faucets

    LC Interiors

    Vintage metal and wood stools at a brown kitchen island boasting a concrete countertop and vintage swivel stools made of metal and wood.

    Lovejoy Designs

    Bronze lanterns illuminate a hunter green kitchen island fitted with a polished marble countertop seating rush seat swivel counter stools facing an island sink.

    Urban Grace Interiors

    Stunning kitchen with white cabinets accented with brushed nickel pulls alongside sleek polished black marble countertops.

    Hyde Evans Design

    An eclectic collection of materials and accents offers an elegant theme, gold-inspired style for this large kitchen design.

    BCB Homes

    White French bistro stools are placed on a dark stained wood floor at a white island holding a farmhouse sink beneath dual brass gooseneck faucets lit by blue lanterns.

    Sage Design

    Charming lake house kitchen features rush seat swivel counter stools placed on a rustic wood floor at a hunter green island boasting turned legs and a polished marble countertop.

    Urban Grace Interiors

    Wonderfully styled white and black kitchen features industrial backless swivel stools placed at a black island finished with a farm sink and a brass gooseneck faucet lit by two seeded glass globe lanterns.

    JLV Creative

    Kitchen features a long kitchen island with white shiplap trim, white countertop with an island sink that boasts a nickel gooseneck faucet, backless black swivel stools on light wooden floors and white cabinets on white subway tiles.

    Cecilia Walker Design

    White kitchen cabinets flank a white range hood mounted to gray subway backsplash tiles between white cabinets and over a gas integrated cooktop fitted above black cabinets adorned with brass pulls.

    JLV Creative

    Large black and white cottage kitchen features a black French hood on a white shiplap backsplash flanked by wood and metal floating shelves, black cabinets, a white farm sink and a large free standing black kitchen island topped with white quartz with industrial swivel island stools, illuminated by glass schoolhouse pendants.

    Clark and Co Homes

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    Portable Sink Shampoo Block Chair Barber Chair

    FOB Price:

    / PCS.

    MOQ: 1 pcs.
    Terms of Payment: LC, T / T, D / P, Western Union, PayPal, Small amount payment
    Port: Guangzhou, China
    Capacity: 300pieces / Month

    Product Description

    Basic Information

    • Model Number:
    • Suitable for:
      For adults
    • Material:
      Synthetic leather
    • Colour :
    • Individual:
    • State :

    Additional Information.

    • Trademark:
    • Packing:
      with Export Hard Carton
    • Standard:
      60 * 80 * 70
    • Origin:
    • HS Code:
    • Production Capacity:
      300pieces / Month

    Product Description

    Product Description:
    This high-end backwash shampoo with a footrest, smooth interior upholstery and chrome-plated metals creates a modern piece that any phone should explore.It has legroom, rinsed off the seat and can easily be lifted from the side of the gear lever. Sink supporting flat surfaces to place items on to make it more convenient for the hairdresser not to walk off to retrieve items and more time with his clients.

    – 1 year warranty for the whole unit (including faucet lights, sprayer, vacuum switch, hoses, etc.)
    – Free shipping curbside
    – Available in 2 colors: Premium black and soft chocolate (brown)
    – Hands and feet, finely polished stainless steel
    – Full set of fittings (Chrome under the tap, sprayer, vacuum switch and hoses) included – $ 138.00 WORTH!
    – Silicone gel neckrest
    – Adjustable tilt shampoo container available in white or black
    – Glass fiber water with base in silver or black
    – Seat removable from base for simple piping
    – Piping runs either into the ground or through holes on sides of the base
    – It invites you to speak with your plumber prior to purchasing a shampoo bowl or backwash unit, as local jurisdictions may have their own code for how the piping should be installed.
    – Some of them require assembly

    Product Type

    BEIMENG Barber Furniture Shampoo Sink Barber Wash Basin and Chair

    Spa Salon Shampoo / Antique Barber Chair Bed with Mixer Shampoo Chair

    Product details

    Product Description:

    Product name Spa Salon Shampoo / Antique Hairdressing Chair Bed With Mixer Shampoo Chair
    Model Number: BM78173
    Material Synthetic leather
    Shipping weight: 65 kg
    Color Optional
    Sample run time 5-7days
    Mini for insurance of the order amount $ 3000
    Sample price 20% off samples shipping, handling and shipping charges are to be paid by the buyer
    Payment method 30% prepayment, the balance is paid by bank transfer before the goods are shipped

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    Packing & Delivery

    Questions and Answers

    Q: Can you send a sample for reference?
    Answer: We are happy to send samples for your verification.20% off samples shipping, handling and shipping charges are to be paid by the buyer

    Q: How to confirm the quality contact us before you start to work to produce?
    1) we can provide samples, and you can choose one or more, and after that we make the quality according to that.
    2) Send us your samples and we will make it according to your quality.

    Q: How to resolve quality issues after the sale?
    A: Take a photograph of the problem and send it back to us after we confirm the problem within three days, then we will manufacture it to find a satisfactory solution for you.

    Q: What’s the lead time?
    A: 30-35days after sample confirmation.

    Question: How about the price?
    A: we promise that the price we offer is the lowest if the application is only to increase market share.

    Color Waterproof LED Light Multi – Chair Wood Stand Shape With Durable PE Shell

    Wood Shaped Stand Led Wood Led Chair Seat Waterproof For Event And Party

    Product Specification:

    Waterproof LED cube with durable PE shell.A cube that has a built-in rechargeable battery, safe change of multicolored LED glowing light through the included AC adapter.

    Support total 16 different color tones and 4 lighting modes – flash, strobe, fade & smooth. All functions are controlled by an infrared remote control or buttons at the bottom of the light.

    No installation required, multiple decoration of portable and for home, garden, pond, dining room, landscape, and party, etc.you can place it somewhere as your favor, create a temperate atmosphere for personal space. Cute cube shape LED emits a multicolor glowing light.

    High efficient and energy saving, charge 4-6 hours can work 8-12 hours. The battery standby time reaches up to 7 months. Ecological style without radiation and air pollution. Perfect for home decoration, suitable for boys & girls bedroom, living room, and balcony, etc.

    Product specifications:

    NLT-B029 LED Table 0.038 (³ m) 1pc / carton
    Size: 32 * 32 * 30cm ctn size: 34 * 34 * 33cm
    LED Qty: 8pcs 5050 RGBW SMD G.W / N.W: 2.5 / 2.2 (kilograms)
    Mode: DC Charging Kty 20GP:
    Accessories: adapter, remote control Qty 40HK:
    The product has 16 colors light and 4 flash modes