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Dark Gray And Yellow Stool
My 3 month old has gray colored stool he also has dark yellow urine be a problem with his liver I have not changed his diet i'm strictly breastfeeding?
My eyes and skin are turning yellow? I was sepsis my stool has been green , dark gray for about a year I have vomiting
Jaundice?: If your eyes and skin definitely are becoming yellow, you have jaundice -- elevated bilirubin in the blood, a pigment that comes from the liver. Usually due to hepatitis or other potentially severe liver disease. Maybe or maybe not related to recept sepsis. Contact your doctor immediately. Good luck! ...Read more
My stool was a whitish gray for about 18 hours and now has turned to a grayish yellow. What could be the cause?
Changed stool color: Color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Best case scenario for your specific changes: mucus discharge; worst case: partial biliary obstruction.Unless you correlate color change to a food, get checked. ...Read more
Is it ok that an infant stool is pale yellow after 3 days it turned gray. He is 4 months and a half old. Is it ok? Thank you
My 3y/o daughter have been passing watery yellow stool or a firm but soft beige color like stool. But today she had a loose gray stool.whats wrong?ty
Many causes: There are many causes and the only way to come to a diagnosis would be to have her examined and also have microscopic examination of her stools. In addition to bacteria and viruses we also need to look for Giardia and amoebas. This can also happen due to allergy and milk intolerance. So make an appointment and have her seen. ...Read more
Hello, I went to the toilet and my stool was light brown, but had a grey top to it and when I wiped, the paper was yellow, i also have fatty deposits ?
Stool colors: Unless blood in stool nothing to worry about ...Read more
Jaundiced?: Your symptoms, when considered together, suggest early onset jaundice due to a liver problem, bile duct/gallbladder problem, or pancreatic disease. This can be serious, may worsen, & deserves urgent physical examination & lab testing. Please see a doctor or present yourself to the emergency room. ...Read more
My 6 week old son has had 3 diapers of grey stool.Soft, clay like, starts out grey and then it turn into the normal seedy yellow stool. Is this normal?
Short answer, yes: His GI tract is still getting used to digestion. As long as the stool normalized as you say, i don't think there is a problem. Similar things happened with our 3 kids, all resolved by next bowel movement, was transient, and not associated with any other symptoms like pain, crying, vomiting, feeding difficulty, etc. If this is the case, no worries. If any other symptoms occur, see pediatrician. ...Read more
Will i benefit from stool studies at age 35 when i alway have bulky fatty greasy floaty smelly stools light brown not light grey or yellow.Or just ibs?
Yes: The stools that you are describing probably mean that you are not properly absorbing some of the fats in your diet. This could mean that you are not absorbing certain nutrients either. Having your doctor order stool tests for fecal fat would confirm this. Although mal-absorbtion of fats could be associated with ibs, you need to be evaluated to rule out other problems first. ...Read more
Yesterday my 4 1/2 month old daughter had light yellow loose stool. Today it was kind of grayish and a little pasty. Doctor don't seem to be concerned?
Lighter stools. Not grey or white but light light brown with a tint of yellow. Appetite fine, no fever, no weight loss, but have anxiety. Mucus too.
Silver vs. melena?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more
Dark stool: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more
Brown /yellow brown:
I would not worry. Stool is a combination of bacteria, food residuals,bile . Diet affects color-carrots/ sweet potatoes more yellow. Butterfish orange/ oily .Colors to worry are red current jelly/ black tar ( blood) and chalky whitish ( gallbaldder) and oily gassy stool(pancreas) and if constantly light yellow. f/u/ w/ doc
http://www.mayoclinic.org/stool-color/expert-answers/faq-20058080 ...Read more
Dark spot in my stool today, was not black but rather dark gray looking. Had half of a blueberry muffin yesterday and burger for dinner. ?
Blueberry: it is common to see this at times. If this continues, see your doctor ...Read more
My baby is 1 month age. I use fumula feeding no breastfed. Now he has stool around 10 time a day.But his stool is yellow and dark green colour.
Probably fine: I would not be worried about this kind of regular stooling pattern at this age as long as the child appears normal otherwise, is active &feeding well, growing normally and is receiving an approved baby formula, prepared or diluted properly. The baby's digestive system is still getting used to the child's new environment outsdide the uterus. Anything else seems amiss? Do check promptly with your md. ...Read more
Is it normal for my sons stool to come out in two different colors. It was yellow with darker brown pebbles mixed in.
Perfectly normal: It is perfectly normal. We are what we eat! ...Read more
My stool and urine colors have changed to dark green and yellow respectively. Can it be the drug i'm taking (feroglobin)?
My 3 year old has had 2 dark gray clay like stools today. Should I be concerned? I feel as if I should just take him to the ER.
Gray colored stools: The gray colored stools may be due excessive amounts of milk. It doen't necessitate a visit to the ER unless he is in pain ...Read more
Since three weeks I removed gallbladder, stool color was normal dark color recently i noticed the stool is light color near yellow. Is it normal?
Biliary stricture?: If the liver is unable to get bile into your intestine, it can cause you to have pale or yellow stools. Bile is what makes stools brown. This can sometimes occur after gallbladder surgery which can cause the bile ducts to narrow and cause a stricture. Sometimes stents are needed to open the ducts back up and allow free-flowing bile. See your surgeon if this continues to be a problem for follow up. ...Read more
I have been experiencing black/dark gray spots in my stool. I had a stool test done last year, but it came out negative. What could this mean? I am 16
Try drinking more water. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
What to do if I have about 5-6 bm's a day! I have noticed now that my stool is like a dark gray/green. is that normal?
Baby had 2 month vaccines 2 days ago. His stools are darker in color today almost yellow green. Is that normal?
Normal variation: The color of poo is derived from the waste pigment that end up in the bile, which is added to the intestines from the liver. It starts out an intense green & over time may change thru yellow to brown. The germs of the intestine convert the pigment as it transits the digestive tract. The less germ action the less color change.Loose stools are often a greenish color for this reason. ...Read more
My baby is 5m old was mixed fed till 3.5m and now on formula his stool turned from yellow mustard to dark green do I need to worry?
Im 30 years old. II I have experiencing anal discharge with color of dark yellow, and its oily and a little bad smell. Is it a stool?
Infection : You need Amal exam to rule out infection . See your doctor ...Read more
Hello. I am a 26 years old male, have problems with really dark brown urine when I am very active, and my stool is thin and yellow and small. I am als?
Please see a doctor: This is not ALS, but dark urine is a symptom with a wide differential ranging from post-traumatic over-exertion hematuria to issues with kidney (IgG nephropathy) to muscle problems from either an inborn error of metabolism (metabolic myopathies) or mitachondrial disease. You could go into kidney failure with some of these conditions. Please see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Best medication for mild jauindice of 7yr patient?he is compaling of yellow dark urine and whiteish stool..
See MD: A 7 year old shouldn't shave those symptoms. He should see a physician. If he already has, I speak to him about this. ...Read more