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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Jaundice: You're describing jaundice, probably obstructive but possibilities include advanced liver inflammation or cirrhosis, stone in gall bladder or pancreat ... Read More

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Depends what you eat: I suspect this is due to something you ate. Without any other symptoms it does not seem to be a major issue. If you see persistent change sometimes th ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
No : it can change color depending on what you've eaten. If there are other symptoms or if the lighter color stays, then you need to see your physician to ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Different causes.: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. Recommend that this be medi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
29 years experience in Emergency Medicine
See a doctor: Black tarry stools are often from blood being digested in the stomach. You need to see a doctor today and have testing done.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
This certainly could: be due to significant blood loss from internal bleeding (gastrointestinal bleeding). You need to be evaluated as soon as possible. Go to a stat care o ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Jaundiced?: Your symptoms, when considered together, suggest early onset jaundice due to a liver problem, bile duct/gallbladder problem, or pancreatic disease. Th ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: You may have gastroenteritis so see your doctor for evaluation and treatment.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
37 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Impossible: Resend this with the proper adjective.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
25 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Go to ED: From what you are describing, it shoulds like you may be having problems with your gallbladder. You should seek emergent care in an ed. There the do ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Debell
18 years experience in Family Medicine
General symptoms...: There are a lot of things that can cause these general symptoms. If your urine is concentrated and you are constipated, make sure you are drinking LO ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I can’t diagnose the reason for your orange colored stool. Passing orange feces may mean the stool either isn’t absorbing or isn’t comin ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carson Liu
33 years experience in General Surgery
Please see a GI Doc: You are describing symptoms of bowel obstruction. You should undergo a colonoscopy and a CT scan of your abdomen. At your young age, I would worry abo ... Read More
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
May be diet related: Usually color and consistency of stool is related to food. But it could also be caused by medications, or problems with liver , pancreas , gallbladder ... Read More
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A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Blood?: This could represent blood. Blood in the GI tract tends to speed things along, hence the runny movement. And while we generally use the term "coffee ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Should get evaulated: Being a 26 y/o female, it is likely that you have irritable bowel syndrome and with the frequent loose stools can cause significant anal/perianal irri ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in 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 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello, : Hello, blood with bowel movements needs to be checked as does a significant change in bowel habitus. Please get this evaluated by your physician or a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience in Family Medicine
May be Hapititis: Need blood test for hapititis and liver function testa asap.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not at all likely: I've been a medical oncologist for 30 years, and I've never seen colon cancer in someone as young as you. I suppose it has happened sometime somewhere ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Med eval: For this constellation of symptoms - it is important to seek medical evaluation promptly. If abdominal pain becomes severe or bleeding is significant, ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Goodall
18 years experience in Emergency Medicine
IBS?: Not having the opportunity to interview and examine you, i can only go by what you have described. What caught my interest was your description of you ... Read More

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