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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 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?

Doubtful: Transient stool color change is very common and is hardly a serious problem. Dark yellow urine is a concentrated one. True liver disease results in chalk colored stool with dark tea color urine. ...Read more

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My eyes and skin are turning yellow? I was sepsis my stool has been green , dark gray for about a year I have vomiting

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

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My stool was a whitish gray for about 18 hours and now has turned to a grayish yellow. What could be the cause?

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

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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

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

Yes: Transient pale-colored stooling is observed in healthy infants and children not too infrequently. Pale stool close to chalk in jaundiced infant or red stool with diarrhea or tarry stool needs medical attention. ...Read more

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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

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

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Bright yellow urine, grey stool and feeling nauseous?

Bright yellow urine, grey stool and feeling nauseous?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Anxiety: For now I strongly recommend you see a Psychologist in order to control your anxiety.
If the Psychologist thinks you should also see a Psychiatrist that would be good advice to follow.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Would iron cause dark gray stool?

Would iron  cause dark gray stool?

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

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What does dark green or gray stools means?

What does dark green or gray stools means?

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

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Is dark brown stool mix with yellow brown normal ? What causes it?

Is dark brown stool mix with yellow brown  normal ? What causes it?

Normal: Any shade of brown is normal. Black stool is abnormal and can indicate bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal area. Iron supplements and Pepto-Bismol can also cause black stools ...Read more

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Is dark brown stool mix with a little yellow brown normal? What causes it?

Is dark brown stool mix with a little yellow  brown normal? What causes it?

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

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My stool is very dark and flaky and has yellow flaky things floating around it and in water?

My stool is very dark and flaky and has yellow flaky things floating around it and in water?

Dark and flaky: Please make an appointment to see a Gynecologist.
I cannot give you much information because you did not report your age.

That said, please keep me informed. ...Read more

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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.

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

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My stool and urine colors have changed to dark green and yellow respectively. Can it be the drug i'm taking (feroglobin)?

My stool and urine colors have changed to dark green and yellow respectively. Can it be the drug i'm taking (feroglobin)?

Iron suppliment: Ferroglobin is an iron supplement. You can get dark green to black stools with this. Constipation can also be a side effect, keep well hydrated and use a stool softener if needed. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Need water: 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

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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?

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?

Abnormal stools: Malabsorption comes to mind which can be intestinal like celiac sprue or pancreatic like chronic pancreatitis; also colonic problems, infection, inflammatory bowel disease are in the differential diagnosis-see your gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Baby had 2 month vaccines 2 days ago. His stools are darker in color today almost yellow 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

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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?

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?

No worries...: Stools come in a variety of fun colors... red (without having had a red food) or white would concern me. All the rest just add to the fun of the diaper change ;) ...Read more

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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?

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