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i am16yearsoldand i have a yellow stool for aboutamonth now i am worried that i have cancer. what is the most likely cause. my momthinks imahypochon?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Listen to mom: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor.

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