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A 36-year-old male asked:
yellow stool daily i have gerd and my gallbladder has been removed i suffer from heartburn daily i take 40mg omeprazole daily and eat a lot of breads?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Stool color varies: The color comes from bile which is yellow/green and then is converted by bacteria to shades of brown, unless transit time is very fast. If stools are white or light tan, it may indicate a blockage of bile or a liver condition and needs evaluation. Bile helps to digest fats, so without a gall bladder, fats may not digest well, which can have a laxative effect and not allow color conversion.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?
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Pediatrics 27 years experience
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A 40-year-old member asked:
I had my kidney stone removed by scope and stent removed 6 days after. Is it normal to still feel pain?
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General Practice 40 years experience
Not Usually: Typically, after a stone is removed the the stent is removed, the pain goes away almost immediately. Sometimes, there is still some swelling in the ureter that could be giving continued pain or even possible a small stone fragment. I would check with your doctor with the pain persisting that long.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
I recently had surgery on my left knee for a meniscus tear. They removed approximately 33% of the cartilage, will I be able to run still?
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Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: You should be able to run with minimal risk of accelerating any arthritic problems in your knee.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
What is better for my body to take daily up to 3 times a day paracetamol, ibuprofen or indomethacin for strong pain that keeps coming back?
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Family Medicine 27 years experience
Probably ibuprofen: Nsaid medicines (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) all come with risks. I want to make sure you are receiving guidance on how to take these medicines from your physician. All nsaids can cause gastritis (inflamed lining of stomach), peptic ulcers, and kidney dysfunction. They can also increase your risk of bleeding.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
My wide has had stomach ache, diarrhea, soft stools, and a burning sensation on her forehead on and off for two weeks. what could this be?
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Geriatrics 40 years experience
See a Dr. GI or PCP: These are nonspecific no diagnostic symptoms. If there is a change in bowel movement to diarrhea maybe an acute gastroenterologist is by virus, toxins from bacteria, toxin from antibiotic use ( c. Difficile toxin). Burning on forehead maybe because of fever orvasodilator on.2 weeks is too long to wait for acute diarrhea to disappear. Needs workup with stool tests , lab tests, keep good hydration.
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Last updated Jul 8, 2020
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