Change in stool color and consistency


Q: Hi!
I am concerned about my bowel movements.
I typically dont go to the bathroom very often (once or twice a week only) and I have noticed that in the past months my feces comes out almost black a lot of the time and it never used to before..

But for the past week and a half I have been going 2 to 3 times a day, with super soft (almost liquid) consistency and its orange!!
I havent made any changes to my diet or been taking any medication that i dont usually take so I dont know whats going on. Should I be concerned?


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