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A 28-year-old male asked:

Stomach bug 10+ days ago - whole airbnb caught it. stool has returned to solid but is yellow and isnt turning brown. im taking probiotic. occasional gas and bloat. ibs symptoms. is yellow stool normal?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
No, that is not the presentation of IBS. Yellow stool is not grossly abnormal and you can stop probiotic and observe for the symptoms in the next couple days.
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
It is certainly normal to occasionally have stool that is yellow in color. It is not of any concern. It may be a good idea to increase the amount of fiber in your diet. If you notice that you have persistent changes in your stool, you should contact your doctor. Good luck.
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