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Orange Poop Causes
Cefuroxime: According to CDC there are 12 reports of Ceftin (cefuroxime) associated gallbladder dysfunction among 1166 reports of all side effects for a percentage of 1.0292%. This doesn't mean that ceftin (cefuroxime) caused the disorder, only that it is assocated. Your stools being orange in color may or may not have any relevance. Suggest if you are concerned about this you have basic labs run. ...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
Greasy vs. Mucusy?: Are you seeing oily stools with floating oil droplets (which implies fat maldigestion from use of dietary fat blockers, pancreatic and/or biliary disease, small bowel malabsorption, or excessive dietary fat intake) vs mucusy stool (due to a range of conditions from inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, or "functional" due to rectal dysfunction, colon delay, or irritable bowel syndrome)? Need tests. ...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
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
? Irritable bowel: Orange jelly-like stool often means that the mucous lining of your intestines is sloughing off and getting mixed in with your bowel movements. The common cause of this is irritable bowel syndrome. In IBS--a very common condition among us highly-stressed folks who maybe are not eating the healthiest diet--the body can alternate between constipation, normal bowel movements, and diarrhea. ...Read more
Hi lately when I pass wind I have funny orange leakage out of my anus and when I wipe it smells fishy I also have a haemorrhoid what is the cause?
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
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
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
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
What can cause a lot of orange/yellow mocous on stool? It happend only once, my blood and stool test are normal.
What can cause orange oil discharge from anus? The last thing I ate was popcorn, kit-kat and a little bit of nachos.
Likely normal: Orange color can be the digestive biles from your normal digestion and the foods you have eaten. Should there be more concern, pain, or difficulty defecating a more thorough exam by your doctor would be reasonable. Good luck ...Read more
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
Can xifaxan (rifaximin) & probiotics cause your stool to smell "chemically"? It almost smells like motor oil. Stool looks brownish/orange. No visible blood. Stool culture/o&p = neg.
Stools: The color, odor, consistency, etc. Of stool can be changed by anything taken orally. This is usually dietary materials, but drugs also possible. Not probiotics which generally make stools like those of breastfed babies and are not malodorous. ...Read more
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
Xifaxan (rifaximin) cause orange stools? Loose stools x1 a day for 11 days. Dr. Ordered xifaxan (rifaximin) 3x a day for 3 days. Day #2, this morning, had loose orange stool. Also have gallstone. Abd xray, stool samps norm
Bad stooling: Call the doctor or if it can't wait call the nurse line and get a hold of the online doctor to help you with this acute problem. ...Read more
What would cause stomach discomfort and maroon/orange watery stool? Discomfort is a mix of pressure, sharp, and achey.
Many causes: What you describe are symptoms common to many gastro-intestinal disorders. The best action is a consultation with a gastro-enterologist Physician for examination, tests and treatment. ...Read more
Yellow-orange oil in stool for last 2 days. Lower abdominal pressure; no pain. On Cabergoline for Pituitary microadenoma for past mth. Possible cause?
Oily stool: Please see your doctor to check your liver. This could be liver related side effect of Cabergoline. ...Read more
What is the cause of mucousy orange stool, that occurs with normal BM but is onset with stomach pain? Can IBS develop anytime? When to see doc? Thanks
Mucus with 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. See doc for definitive diagnosis, particularly if mucus is persistent or accompanied by other concerning symptoms. ...Read more
I have been pooping an orange colored liquid... Feels like fire...Uses to only a bm oly once every 2-3 days... Now its 5 times a day. Any ideas?
Get it checked out: You should get it checked out. You might be bleeding or have an infection. ...Read more
Consider these...: 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 should help address if mucus white bits you're seeing are "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more
Orange liquid in my underwear didn't feel it, and while pooping there was orange like oil liquid, I eat very much shawerma and chocolate cookies?
I have experienced the poops direaha for about a month now now the last couple days it's turn to orange water it doesn't matter what I eat?
When I poop I am seeing dark orange / light red discoloration of the toilet water at the bottom. The poop is normal color brown.
? Blood: Have your physician check your stool for blood. That is the only worrisome thing that could be happening. See your doctor as soon as possible ...Read more
My 7yr old had orange and blood come out when she tried to poop but no poop came out she said it hurts to much to try and poop again?
My 3 year old daughter has been having orange colored poop mixed with brown for over a week. She's not eating many orange colored foods.?
Orange colored poop: It may be caused by beta carotene that can be found in your child's vitamins or a variety of foods ...Read more
I just noticed and orange oily dicharge in my poop I have been taking med for an uperespitory infection is this normal?
What medicine: Are you taking for your upper respiratory condition? It'll help us better understand your situation. Thanks ...Read more