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    elisemays is offline ADBB Amateur

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    Default Very Dark Stools? Sorry if TMI!

    I was on Atkins a few months ago, and while it worked great I had very soft and dark (DARK!) stools. I've been trying to google this and it doesn't seem a lot of people have the same issues - it seems most are very pale, or they're constipated, or they have loose stools, but never very dark. I was on Atkins with a woman at work and she said it happened to her sometimes, but only lasted a few days. For me it lasted the full 2 weeks until I ate a piece of bread and fell off the wagon.

    Did this happen to anyone else during Atkins? How long did it last for you?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Very Dark Stools? Sorry if TMI!

    See if this rings any bells
    Black Stool - What Can Cause Black Stool

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    Default Re: Very Dark Stools? Sorry if TMI!

    High iron (increased red meat?) and iron supplements can darken stool. Supplements can give it a greenish cast. I had this at first and was attributing it to my flaxmeal breakfast, but it is lightening now. I'm not sure why other than that either.


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