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Intermittent Yellow Stool
I've been living in Cambodia for 1m and for the past 12 days, my stool is yellow with white clumps/streaks (for the past 3). Should I be worried?
Evertime time I have yellow stool, I have pain on my lower right side, what's down there that would cause this pain and should I have it checked out?
Have it checked: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
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
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
Don't know: But 4 months means it is time to see the doctor and find out what is the cause. ...Read more
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
I've had light yellow colored stools for over 2 weeks. Could this be due to eating too many tangerines? (1-2 a day)
Please stop taking the tangerines for several days and see if the stool colors go back to "normal". If yes, you know not to take tangerines. If no you must see your doctor.
Please let me know what happens. ...Read more
The last three days I have had yellow clear liquidy coming out instead of stool, and I am in a lot of pain. I would like to know why please.
Concerning: You did not mention where the pain is, but assuming its in the proximity of the yellow clear liquid. This is concerning for rectal abscess, or other bacterial infections, including some std's. You should get seen asap as infections are easier to take control of the sooner you get to them. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Everytime I eat out my stools are yellow oily and foul smelling. Sometimes have pain in my back. Started happening 2 months ago. Is it gallbladder?
Possibly: If you have any serious concern about your gallbladder, start by seeing your doctor. An ultrasound or certain blood tests might be in order. There are other possible causes that are worth checking as well. ...Read more
Hi akash, age 21.Whenever I goto toilet in a day I watch color of my stools. The color is always yellow. Is it normal? I don't think so color must yello
This last week I've found that my stool is light yellow but also a little silverish - very odd. I was wondering can high doses of ibuprofin cause this?
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
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
? Dietary intake: Yellowing of the skin (jaundice) and white stools (acholic) would likely be due to failure of the liver and billiary system. This is seen in newborn infants with biliary atresia and these infants require a great deal of care requiring surgical procedures and finally, if they survive to that point, a liver transplant. White stool without jaundice - maybe diet - white food that is not digested? ...Read more
Bile pigment: Stool contains, among other things, a substance called bile which is produced by the gall bladder. Bile helps digest dietary fat. When a thin layer of stool is spread across toilet tissue, the greenish yellow color of bile is more readily visible than it is when it's in, well, a scoop of poop. ...Read more
Without examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health.
This is a perfect description of a liver problem (but only if the urine is dark brown!). There's lots of liver problems (infection, irritation, poisoning and many others).
Other categories of causes.
Not absorbing food (fat, protein, or carbohydrate).
Mostly, not serious diet or viral causes.
but need dr visit. ...Read more
It is normal for: Stool to be anywhere from light yellow to dark brown. Black or white stools are concerning. In the absence of other symptoms this is nothing to worry about and is normal for you and what you eat. ...Read more
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
Faster stool transit: Stool color is dependent on bile. Green bile gets excreted from the liver into the stool. As it travels through the bowel, the bile is acted on by gut bacteria and gradually changes color from green to yellow to brown. If the stool moves faster through the gut, bacteria have less time to change the bile color. This is not a problem unless having persistent diarrhea. ...Read more
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