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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Enteritis: Indigestion of food and Malabsorption. This is a short duration therefore BRAT diet for next 4 days may help you. Drink plenty of water and electroly ... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Pancreatitis: The story of loose yellowish stools is sign of steatorrhea. Here there is no pancreatic juice function to dissolve and absorb fat that can be measure ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I : I would call your doctor. The green stools may not be such a big deal because that can occur when feces transits too quickly through the colon. It pr ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Question for you?: Is the UTI with the same/recurrent bacteria, and is the bacteria found in your urine native to the gut? If so, could you have a diverticular fistula ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Diet? : Pale stools, especially gray in color, can often be a sign of liver disease. The yellow color suggests the presence of bile which would mean your live ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Diarrhea: Diarrhea can range from very mild to severe. It can vary in color and character. For severe diarrhea and associated symptoms, i would recommend going ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience Gastroenterology
What you ate: Green colored stool is normal (from bile) but neon green is from a food coloring of some sort (for example lime kool-aide used during a colonoscopy pr ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Light-colored stool: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) stool. Lots of other th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Nothing: Yellow reflects bile in stool, can be green or brown. If loose all the time then something not right.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Stool color: Stool color does not matter unless it is black, red, or in rare cases colorless . Dark green stool is normal. Don't worry about it at all. Good luck.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It might be related: To GI bleeding. Black, sticky, loose with a bad odor - should be medically evaluated.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Black stool: Black stools can be due to medications that contain either iron or bismuth, eating certain foods (like black licorice), Gastrointestinal bleeding or i ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
The shape, color,: Aroma, floating non-floating are not diagnostic, commonly associated with what you eat, but can be clues about inflammatory bowel, pancreas, and even ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Judy
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Light colored stool may be from taking milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or other white, non-absorbed substances. Or it may represent bile duct b ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Mucus: Sounds like you have a yellow mucoid discharge from your nose, otherwise known as snot. This often occurs with a viral upper respiratory infection, t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
B vitamins?: B vitamin supplements are one of the most common causes of bright yellow colored urine.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Nasal discharge?: You do not indicate where the discharge comes, nasal discharge or vaginal discharge?
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Blood: I am concerned that you are bleeding into your stomach -- anything from too much pepperoni pizza to a life-threatening stomach ulcer. A physician's of ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possible causes: Light / pale stool can have a variety of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Brownish vomitus: Brown vomiting may be due to a possible bleeding ulcer or a possible bowel obsruction.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Dark stool: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly sug ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Fast: The faster it goes thru you, the lighter in color. Dark brown slow moving, green faster, yellow fastest.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Stool can be: green for a variety of reasons (green foods mostly). And of no significance.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Check for STDs: Any new or abnormal vaginal discharge needs professional evaluation. Colored discharge (yellow, greenish, etc) suggests infection. At your age (18) ST ... Read More

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