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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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What causes bright yellow diarrhea?

What causes bright yellow diarrhea?

Diarrhea: That's not an unusual color for a diarrhea. The causes of diarrhea, however, can be as many as you can think starting with infection (stomach flu) to functional such irritable bowel syndrome to malignancy. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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What could be causing bright yellow diarrhea?

What could be causing bright yellow diarrhea?

Many causes: Diarrhea has many causes! bright yellow is a common color for diarrhea from viral or food related causes, but the color yellow does not tell you what the cause of the diarrhea is. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Ng
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I frequently have diarrhea that had undigested food and a bright yellow liquid, what is or could be the cause?

I frequently have diarrhea that had undigested food and a bright yellow liquid, what is or could be the cause?

Time to see your doc: Diarrhea illnesses are a cause of dehydration. The cause of your diarrhea could range from an infection to a chronic inflammatory condition. Even a viral gastroenteritis can give you these symptoms. See your doc so he can take stool samples and check your blood and your bp. ...Read more

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Dr. Tri Huynh
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Gallbladder removed two months ago. Some fatty foods will cause bright yellow diarrhea right after. Why? Is this normal?

Gallbladder removed two months ago. Some fatty foods will cause bright yellow diarrhea right after. Why? Is this normal?

Gallbladder/Diarrhea: Some patient after having gallbladder surgery will have postprandial diarrhea. This is likely related to bile overflow since your gallbladder is removed and now bile is being stored in the duodenum (could lead to overproduction). Aka post-cholecystic syndrome. Majority of patients will have symptoms resolved within 3 months. If not, can use Cholestyramine to control the diarrhea. ...Read more

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
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What are the causes of yellow diarrhea?

Bile: Bile, a fluid secreted by the liver to assist in fat absorption is often poorly absorbed when you have diarrhea. This liquid has a yellow-green color and is responsible for the yellowish-green color often seen with diarrhea. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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I have bright yellow liquid diarrhea for the past 24 hours. What is that and what should i do?

Can't tell: From the color but clear liquids keep hydrated if it persists see your doctor for a culture ...Read more

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Dr. Nela Cordero
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My infant has had diarrhea for two weeks and now its bright yellow?

DIARRHEA: Two weeks of lbm for an infant? He can be dehydrated if not seen by md asap. No advice for diet this time. Pls. See md. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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I take balsalazide and I have bright yellow diarrhea i been havering a lot of diarrhea hi dr said it ok because i'm in a new medication?

Balsalazide: In four controlled clinical trials patients given a Balsalazide dose of 6.75 g/day frequently reported adverse reactions: headache (8%), abdominal pain (6%), diarrhea (5%), nausea (5%), vomiting (4%), respiratory infection (4%), and arthralgia (4%). Withdrawal from therapy due to adverse reactions was comparable among patients on Balsalazide and placebo. A small number had worsening of colitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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I have been experiencing bright yellow diarrhea off and on for a few weeks. Is there reason to be concerned? I feel fine other than that. Troubing..

I have been experiencing bright yellow diarrhea off and on for a few weeks.  Is there reason to be concerned?  I feel fine other than that. Troubing..

Yellow diarrhea: This unexplained change in your regular bowel movements should be evaluated by your doctor. Make an appointment for a check up. ...Read more

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Dr. Aruna Mani
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I had my gallbladder out 2 weeks ago and yesterday started having severe diarrhea that was bright yellow even when I hadn't ate. What could be goingon?

I had my gallbladder out 2 weeks ago and yesterday started having severe diarrhea that was bright yellow even when I hadn't ate. What could be goingon?

Floating stool?: Hi, did it look like fluorescent floating fat? When you no longer have a gallbladder you may not be able to absorb fats properly and what you are describing may be fatty stool. It may have reflected the last meal you had. If it doesn't respond to a low fat diet, follow up with your internist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


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