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Question: why is my faeces brown?
Asked by gina08 to Daphne, Darren, Jon, Katherine on 22 Mar 2012.
answered on 22 Mar 2012:
The brown colour of faeces comes from the bile and bilirubin which are formed when hemoglobin (oxygen binding protein) in red blood cells breaks down.
answered on 23 Mar 2012:
Faeces can be different colours as well – it often depends on what you’re eating, particularly if you eat a lot of red or purple coloured things.
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