How does your poop measure up?
Many things can impact your stool color, texture and smell. Darker stool color tends to happen more with constipation with tan stool color being more in the normal range and paler types of mushy stool or loose stool being more on the diarrhea side of the scale. The bristol stool chart below shows the different consistencies of poop that you may be experiencing. As always, if you are concerned, go to see your doctor.