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A 18-year-old female asked:

Why does my stomach growl so loud to the point were you can hear it across the room? also kind of embarrassing but what does yellow poo mean?

3 doctor answers1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Yellow what?: Yellow stool yellow stool can indicate that food is passing through the digestive tract relatively quickly. Yellow stool can be found in people with gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Symptoms of gerd include heartburn, chest pain, sore throat, chronic cough, and wheezing. Symptoms are usually worse when lying down or bending. Foods that can worsen gerd symptoms include peppermint, fatty foo.
Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Yellow ????: Yellow stool can also result from insuffient bile output. Bile salts from the liver gives stool its brownish color. When bile output is diminished, it often first appears as yellow stool. If there is a greater reduction in bile output, stool lose almost all of its color, becoming pale or grey. If the onset is sudden, yellow stool can also be a sign of a bacterial infection in the intestines.
Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Foods to avoid: Foods that can worsen gerd symptoms include peppermint, fatty foods, alcohol, coffee, and chocolate.
Last updated Mar 10, 2013

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