question about fecal stains(6 posts)
I've seen lots of pictures of fecal stains but am wondering how big they normally are in real life, on fabric like bedsheets. Would they be clearly visible to the naked eye, on light-coloured fabric, or would you need to examine your sheets very closely to see them?
Also, would they be better categorized as black or brown?
would they be better categorized as black or brown?
I've seen lots of pictures of fecal stains but am wondering how big they normally are in real life, on fabric like bedsheets.
On hard surfaces their diameter is between 0,5 and 3 mm, so you can easily see them without a magnifying glass...
Thanks for your reply. Would they be wider on sheets or similar fabric, seeing as they'd soak in?
Also, I'm wondering how heavy (for lack of a better word) these spots would be. If there were fecal stains on a bedsheet or pillow case, would they soak through to the pillow or mattress beneath?
They are raised just a tiny bit if you look at them from the side.
They bleed into the fabric in most all cases. It really depends on the weave of the material in question. I don't often find it penetrating into the material below so most stains typically remain on the surface. You can see the stain on the reverse side of the fabric though.
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