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my bowel movement is yellow

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Cancer Risk: Bile acids are excreted in the stool unchanged in less than 24 hours. However, if the bile acids remain in the body more than 24 hours, they break do ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe bile, fat: Pale, yellow, foul smelling. Bulky, sticky stools can be seen with fat malabsorption , as may be seen with pancreatic disease, cystic fibrosis, celiac ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yellow BM: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. It can be seen in people w ga ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
That is: Normal. Color of food without accompaning symptoms or blood in stool is usually a reflection of diet
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Green Stool: Any conditions which cause the stool to transit too rapidly through the intestines can lead to green, moist stool. On the other hand eating green leaf ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamel Sadek
24 years experience Family Medicine
Rapid Transit: Bright green stool can be caused by many things but most of the time is due to the rapid movement of stool through the colon. The color of stool chang ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Irritable bowel?: In people who otherwise are outwardly healthy, by far the main cause of such symptoms is irritable bowel syndrome. However, several other kinds of int ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Stool after BM: Incomplete evacuation may be constipation. eat fiber 1 cup oats ,brown rice, lentills .barley a day, drink lots of fluid water and gatorade/ juices j ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Viral or diet: If a newborn, can be normal. If not can be a viral infection. Could also be dietary. If he is eating something that does not agree with him it can aff ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience Gastroenterology
Not clear: We try to make sure there's no inflammation in your bowels with a good history (ie do certain foods or stress provoke your symptoms), testing your sto ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Flashner
40 years experience Family Medicine
Normal stool: Normal stool contains many components that vary in appearance and color. If normal stool is spread thin (such as on a microscope slide), a yellow co ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible: It could be..But the stool with cdiff should be water period. In the hospitals, a formed stool will not even be processed. You need to have your doc ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: With all what you have gone through as reported in your profile, what you experienced may be what you are going to have and live since you already hav ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Constipated?: This normally happens when you are constipated.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Possibly: All rectal bleeding needs to be evaluated -- your doctor can help you determine if it is actually blood in your stool, and help you with the next step ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: green coloration of stool is normal. the fact that it occurs with your periods is odd, but may be related to hormonal changes itself. No testing or pr ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Many possibilities: From infectious colitis to inflammatory bowel disease to certain types of tumors, all can produce this in your stools. The only way to find out what ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Bile?: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Stool color: Bile gives color to the stool which is normally yellow to brown. Reduction of bile in the intestines can cause the stool color to be pale. Reasons fo ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Black Stool: Black stool can represent life threatening GI bleeding. There are some pills and foods that mimic this, but in general black stool should never be ig ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Could be: Anal fissure or hemorrhoid. Try warm bath soaks, drink plenty of liquids, add fiber to diet like metamucil, avoid constipation and straining. See a do ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see ur family doc: Yellow toilet water may indicate inadequate hydration (causing concentrated urine). Check out http://www.webmd.com/women/features/digestive-problems & ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Lipkis
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: There is usually some residual stool after a BM but it should cause no symptoms and you shouldn't be aware of it. Sensation of incomplete evacuation i ... Read More
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