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I had a yellow stool what is the most common cause of frequent yellow stools in a 16 year old?

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Dr. Jennifer Gardner answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Need more info: Normal stool color can vary greatly from brown to green to yellow. Yellow can result from a fatty meal, but could also indicate liver/gallbladder disease. Black, maroon, bloody, pale, white, clay colored stools or greasy/foamy/floating/mucus stools are all a cause for concern. Stooling frequency can also vary. More important than the #stools/day is a change in the normal pattern of stooling.

Answered 4/18/2016

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