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A male asked:

Took magnesium citrate with a stool softener and now my stool is liquid and yellow. is that normal?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Certainly: The mag citrate is commonly used to clean out a person scheduled for a colonoscopy. It's can often clean you out and leave only digestive juices behind. The yellow is the color of bile after it starts to break down. Eat some apples or a banana and you should begin to firm up.

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Last updated Jun 26, 2018

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