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Doctor insights on: I Had A Bowel Movement And My Stool Was Sorta Yellow Could It Be Something I Ate

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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For the past few days my stool has been losse and watery. at first it was yellow then turned orange, i haven't had a bowel movement aswell what is it?

For the past few days my stool has been losse and watery. at first it was yellow then turned orange, i haven't had a bowel movement aswell what is it?

Viral, food related: Watery and loose stools without the fever and abdominal pain could be due to multiple causes. Food poisoning, viral or bacterial gastroenteritis could be some of them. Yellow or orange stool could be secondary to the color of the food: carrots, cilantro, squash, sweet potatoes. Lack of the bile in the stool because of fast passage through the intestine could cause the yellow color too. ...Read more

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Normal brown stool bowel movement. When wiping it starts brown and changes shades, last wipe is yellowish. Normal? Stool is not yellow.

Normal brown stool bowel movement. When wiping it starts brown and changes shades, last wipe is yellowish. Normal? Stool is not yellow.

Normal stool: Normal stool contains many components that vary in appearance and color. If normal stool is spread thin (such as on a microscope slide), a yellow color is completely normal. ...Read more

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Almost every time I have a bowel movement first I pass a lot of mucus (yellow-brown, not clear), the stool is normal.Why that excessive mucus?

Almost every time I have a bowel movement first I pass a lot of mucus (yellow-brown, not clear), the stool is normal.Why that excessive mucus?

Exam - Lab work: To know 'why?' you need to have an exam and lab work. It's possibly something a bit like IBS, but w/o other symptoms it would luckily be very mild/early. Intestines have glands that make mucus to avoid membrane irritation. See your Dr and follow advice. ...Read more

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Very fatigue,passing light brown with black spots stool on today,only making bowel movements every other day,strong smelling dark yellow urine.

Very fatigue,passing light brown with black spots stool on today,only making bowel movements every other day,strong smelling dark yellow urine.

General symptoms...: There are a lot of things that can cause these general symptoms. If your urine is concentrated and you are constipated, make sure you are drinking LOTS of fluids. If the black spots have any red in them, you should be evaluated. Sometimes Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause both constipation and black spots in stool. If you have a fever or any other focused symptoms, see a doctot. ...Read more

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My son is 17 months old. He had a bowel movement that that's things mixed in that looked like yellow gel capsules. He has not ate anything different. ?

My son is 17 months old. He had a bowel movement that that's things mixed in that looked like yellow gel capsules. He has not ate anything different. ?

As an expert: In toddler poops, I can tell you the only two kinds of stools we worry about are those that are chalky gray and those that contain blood. The body churns up food, processes it, and our bacteria metabolize bits and pieces, so one can see all kinds of weird stuff in there. Don't let it freak you out. ...Read more

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Pig blood with meat is a delicacy in my culture I had a bowel movement and my stool was dark brown can that be a reason? Is dark brown stools normal?

Pig blood with meat is a delicacy in my culture I had a bowel movement and my stool was dark brown can that be a reason? Is dark brown stools normal?

Yes in your case: The color of the stool is influenced by what you eat. In the scenario you describe the bloody meet can be the reason for your stool's dark brown color (it is like having stomach bleeding) but you must make sure that the source of the dark color is not a bleeding ulcer in the stomach ...Read more

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Ate a pretty big slice of watermelon, next day had bowel movement and saw small red pieces in parts of my stool. Is the watermelon the cause of this?

Ate a pretty big slice of watermelon, next day had bowel movement and saw small red pieces in parts of my stool. Is the watermelon the cause of this?

Red spots: You would have to ingest a very large amount of watermelon fiber for red objects to appear in the toilet bowl. If there is any doubt that the spots were from blood, your physician can easily test a stool specimen in his office and detect blood. If the test is negative,I would rest assured. ...Read more

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Ate cooked butternut squash & cooked carrots. 4.5 hrs later had bowel movement & saw it in my stool.Does it make sense that it passed thru so quickly?

Ate cooked butternut squash & cooked carrots. 4.5 hrs later had bowel movement & saw it in my stool.Does it make sense that it passed thru so quickly?

Bowel transit time: Normally takes ~ 2.5 -5 hours in the stomach and 2.5-5 in the intestines, then 12 + in the colon. But if you have only a diet of vegetables and drink water/coffee which is a cathartic, it is possible to get more rapid transit time, as by 4-5 hours there is food in colon. Alternatively could be from yesterday. http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/basics/transit.html ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more