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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 in 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 in 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 in 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
That is: Normal. Color of food without accompaning symptoms or blood in stool is usually a reflection of diet
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Med eval.: Since this is a significant change in bowel habitus, it warrants medical evaluaiton.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Strutt
11 years experience in Pediatrics
Sounds irritable: Sometimes excess mucous can be a result of an over active intestinal tract. We typically call this syndrome irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Other sy ... Read More
A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
As an expert: In toddler poops, I can tell you the only two kinds of stools we worry about are those that are chalky gray and those that contain blood. The body chu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Changed stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience in Radiation Oncology
It : It sounds like you have what is called steatorrhea which means "fatty stools". The yellow stuff is undigested fat. There can be many causes for this ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
What do you have?: Bleeding as you describe may be due to a local process like an anal fissure, can reflect colitis, or may be a harbinger of a post-polypectomy bleed. C ... Read More

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