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Orange Oily Substance In Stool
Having yellowish orange liquid coming from my rectum. It's an oily substance. Iam not having any stomach pain and my stools are normal looking.
Oily orange rectal discharge and diarrhea due to consumption of indigestible wax esters found in oil fish and
escolar. Oil fish(a species of snake mackerel) is often mislabeled and sold as Butterfish, Codfish and Tuna. Escolar(snake mackerel).
Consumption causes explosive oily diarrhea. **Sushi restaurants often mislabel escolar as "white tuna If so Report this to heath authority ...Read more
Fat droplet in 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. You are describing steatorrhea--due to maldigestion, pancreatic insufficiency, ingestion of olestra or orlistat, high fat intake... ...Read more
Fatty Foods.: Not normal to have orange oily fat in stools. Body usually absorbs 100% of fats consumed. There is something wrong, either medications like 'orlistat' or Alli, or deficiencies of enzymes are causing this. Sometimes a parasitic infection can cause this. See your doctor about it. ...Read more
My 7 year old just had a stool with orange oily drops but said there was no pain. Should I take to his Dr. or wait to see if it continues?
Fat in stool: I would wait to see if it continues or at least she has it again. There are some foods that can cause this when ingested. The most notorious is the fish Escolar. If it is only once, with no other symptoms, wait and see. ...Read more
My stools always float, are brown/orange in colour, not foul smelling & have a little clear, oily film floating around after. Should i be concerned?
Get it checked.: Foods that can cause orange stools: sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, cilantro, thyme, kale, spinach, turnip greens & collards. Artificial food coloring & some meds (antacids) are other reasons. Inadequate bile, gallstones, blocked bile ducts, irritable bowel & diarrhea are possibilities especially with symptoms like diarrhea, constipation or abd.Discomfort. Stooling change warrants eval. ...Read more
Vitamin Deficiencies: Vitamins A, D, E, K are fat-soluble and having steatorrhea could mean you would not be absorbing these vitamins and could result in deficiencies on these vitamins. ...Read more
Have a lot of gas , go to the bathroom 4 or 5 times a day and its beige stool that has orange oily in tiolet bowl and when i wipe?
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??
Oily orange and loose stool, 9 yr old girl. This is about the 4th repeat of this condition in last six months.
Any ideas on the cause?
Bowel problems: I would worry about problems like malabsorption, or Celiac disease or even a problem with her pancreas. Has she lost weight?? I would recommend having her referred to a pediatric gastroenterologist and having a colonoscopy or at least a sigmoidoscopy to see what's going on, take some biopsies and hopefully find an answer. Best wishes to you and her. ...Read more
I have been having a lot of abdominal discomfort and lower back pain. I have discovered my stool has orange oily droplets. No diet changes or escolar.
Constant pain under ribs, fatigue, nausea, orange oily stool, cant eat. Attacks for 8 months. Gallbladder removed. Still have attacks. Pancreatitis???
For the past 2 days I have seen orange oil substance in my stool. 2 days ago I ate a 600g packet of cashew nuts. Can this cause this to happen?
LIKELY: PROBABLY THAT IS THE CAUSE. THAT IS A LOT OF NUTS. KEEP AN EYE ON THE STOOL. IF CONTINUES AND YOU HAVE OTHER SYMPTOMS SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION. I THINK YOU ARE OK. ...Read more
With IBS,is it normal to have raisin-looking like substances in stool?Easier to gain weight?reddish/orange puffy looking things after eating carrots?
Ibs: You ask good questions to which there are no specific answers. Everyone's stool looks different. If your stool has reddish orange swollen particles after you eat carrots, and you don't digest well, then they may be the carrots. With IBS, there is increased transit time through the gut, so many things do not get digested properly. It is not easier or harder to gain weight with IBS ...Read more
Orange stool: 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
Tx depends on reason: 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
Extremely runny, clear looking stool, liquidy, some sort of orange bits in it,going on for 48 hours, please help!!
Most diarrhea is due to something you ate (a toxin), a virus, or bacteria. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, start with simple BRAT diet (bananas, apple sauce, rice, toast): see http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com/2016/11/can-my-child-go-to-school.html
Have you been on antibiotics recently, if yes, consult with us to discuss as could be serious issue. ...Read more
When i go to the toilet sometimes after I have a stool i wipe and there is an orange jelly on tissue what could cause this?
See a GI doctor: Need a lot more information, examination and tests on the stools. You should definitely be seen and make sure this is not blood. Good luck. ...Read more
I've had orange stools for more than six months with no other identifiable symptoms. Is this something I should be concerned about?
Stool change: Foods that can cause orange stools: sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, cilantro, thyme, kale, spinach, turnip greens & collards. Artificial food coloring & some meds (antacids) are other reasons. Inadequate bile, gallstones, blocked bile ducts, irritable bowel & diarrhea are possibilities especially with symptoms like diarrhea, constipation or abd.Discomfort. Stooling change warrants eval. ...Read more
Tiny black layer on top or orange looking stool what could cause this and could this be associated with the Oreo's I ate last night?
Black/orange stool: Would think this in not related to Oreo's unless you ate several packages. Never seem an orange stool. What else did you eat. I would google causes of orange stools and see what you come up with. Get pictures and show to us. ...Read more
Is recurrent (but only occasional) loose, bright orange stool a bad sign or normal? My diet consists mostly of grains and dairy, with few vegetables.
Stool color: Stool color and consistency can vary across a wide range of normal, and if your symptoms are only occasional, probably are nothing to worry about. If your stool ever appears bloody or black in color, you see your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room. Continue your healthy diet, since a high fiber diet tends to result in consistent stools! Good luck. ...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. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more
Should be evaluated: There can be multiple reasons for mucous in the stool and further reasons why it is orange in color. Causes of mucous in the stool can range from benign to serious. More information would be needed, and you should have this evaluated. It may be irritation in the colon, a polyp, colon inflamation-colitis. Most of the time occasional mucous in the stool may be benign- but must be evaluated. ...Read more