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Frequent Yellow Stool
Need more info: Normal stool color can vary greatly from brown to green to yellow. Yellow can result from a fatty meal, but could also indicate liver/gallbladder disease. Black, maroon, bloody, pale, white, clay colored stools or greasy/foamy/floating/mucus stools are all a cause for concern. Stooling frequency can also vary. More important than the #stools/day is a change in the normal pattern of stooling. ...Read more
An adolescent has frequent yellow/pale stool. Could this be caused by anxiety/IBS? Pancreatic cancer?
No gall bladder, frequent oily stool, yellow to orange. If not oily, very loose and always see tiny yellowish things that look like mustard seeds??
Is frequent yellow solid stool and orange diarrhea with cramping nausea and losing 106 lb in 1.5 years a cause for concern?
Yes.: Yes. It's concerning, and should be evaluated by a physician in person. It would be best to schedule a visit with your doctor (and board certified physician in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine is your best starting point) as soon as possible. In the meantime I suggest keeping a food and beverage diary along with writing down when you use the restroom and describing your experiences. ...Read more
Med eval: Yellow stool, especially if light in color can be caused by problems with the liver or gallbladder. Gastroesophageal reflex, celiac disease, intestinal inflammatory disease and malabsorption can also be causes. I recommend that you contact your physician so that this can be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yellow stool: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
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