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I had a yellow stool what is the most common cause of frequent yellow stools in a 16 year old?

I had a yellow stool what is the most common cause of frequent yellow stools in a 16 year old?

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

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An adolescent has frequent yellow/pale stool. Could this be caused by anxiety/IBS? Pancreatic cancer?

An adolescent has frequent yellow/pale stool. Could this be caused by anxiety/IBS? Pancreatic cancer?

The answer to...: ...your question is Yes and Yes, although the likelihood of pancreatic cancer here is very low. Reassurance & appropriate treatment are easy to obtain--call your doctor for examination and directed lab studies please. ...Read more

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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??

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??

Post-cholecystectomy: You may be describing post-cholecystectomy syndrome, which includes diarrhea for which colestipol & cholestyramine often help. Chat w/your Family Doc or Gastroenterologist for options. ...Read more

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Is frequent yellow solid stool and orange diarrhea with cramping nausea and losing 106 lb in 1.5 years a cause for concern?

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

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Why is my stool yellow?

Why is my stool yellow?

Possible reasons: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. It can be seen in people w gastroesophageal reflux disease as well. ...Read more

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What could cause yellow stool?

What could cause yellow stool?

Could be bad: Acholic stools can be normal or caused by a blockage of your common bile duct from a stone or a cancer. See your internal medicine doctor. ...Read more

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What causes my stools to be yellow?

What causes my stools to be yellow?

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 more

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What could cause runny yellow stool?

What could cause runny yellow stool?

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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What causes bright yellow foamy stool?

What causes bright yellow foamy stool?

May be diet related: Usually color and consistency of stool is related to food. But it could also be caused by medications, or problems with liver , pancreas , gallbladder and colon. If after changing your diet it stays the same you need to see a dictor. ...Read more