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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. What's 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. What's 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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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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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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What causes gray stool?

What causes gray stool?

Biliary problems: Stool can be gray or clay-colored if it contains little or no bile. The pale color may signify a condition (biliary obstruction) where the flow of bile to the intestine is obstructed, such as, obstruction of the bile duct from a tumor or gallstone in the duct or nearby pancreas. ...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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Why do I mostly have yellow stool?

Why do I mostly have yellow stool?

Not sure: Yellow stool can be related to GERD, Celiac Sprue, Steatorrhea, Hepatitis, Cirrhosis & gallbladder diseases. ...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

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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 can yellow/green stools mean?

What can yellow/green stools mean?

Fast gut movement: Green/ellow stool could be due to a viral gastroenteritis where the stool is moving through your intestines quickly causing cramping and the green/yellow color because not enough transit time was available for turning the stool to brown. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of yellow stools?

What could be the cause of yellow stools?

Change in bowels: 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 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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Small yellow balls pus in stool, should I be concerned?

Small yellow balls pus in stool, should I be concerned?

Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum, among others. Consider evaluation please. ...Read more

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Why is my stool loose and yellow-orange? I need some advice.

Why is my stool loose and yellow-orange? I need some advice.

Not sure: Orange stool can be related to rapid transit time through the colon, Liver / gall bladder disease, bile obstruction, inadequate bile production, Foods (carrots, orange food color, sweet potatoes, winter squash, turnip greens, kale,) & medications (aluminum hydroxide/ beta carotene). ...Read more

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Yellow stool with a little bit of blood help what could this be?

Yellow stool with a little bit of blood help what could this be?

See answer: Could be infectious/inflammatory or could be bile with blood from hemorrhoids vs another source of bleeding. Do you have abdominal pain, loose stools, fever, or any other symptoms? ...Read more

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What is the reason for yellow stool without any other symptoms.?

What is the reason for yellow stool without any other symptoms.?

Yellow stool: 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. ...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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What could be the reason for yellow stool without no other symptoms?

What could be the reason for yellow stool without no other symptoms?

Liver maybe: Could be your liver. Get liver function tests done, especially your indirect and direct bilirubin and discuss with your doctor. Another possibility you are eating something with yellow dye in it. ...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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Very light yellow stool for a week with no pain shold I call my gastrointologist?

Very light yellow stool for a week with no pain shold I call my gastrointologist?

Is this new or not?: 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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Yellow soft stool at least 6 times a day, sometimes just clear mucous. 11 days now?

Change in bowels: The color 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/exposures, inflammation, & other factors. Since your bowel pattern has changed & persists, testing is in order. Please see your doctor to facilitate exam and treatment. ...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