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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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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

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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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Treating Diarrhea (Checklist)

Stay well hydrated
Daily
Try a constipating diet
Daily
Try BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce, and toast)
Daily
See a GI doctor
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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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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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Treating Diarrhea (Checklist)

Keep yourself well hydrated
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Don't take too many antidiarrheal meds, they can make condition worse
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if you don't improve within a couple of days, seek medical attention
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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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Treating Diarrhea (Checklist)

Replace lost fluid, ounce for ounce
Hourly
Make sure you're urinating
once
Don't drink high-sugar drinks
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My two year old daughter has been continuously very cranky, and upset. She has been having bright yellow diarrhea, but no other signs. What is this?

My two year old daughter has been continuously very cranky, and upset. She has been having bright yellow diarrhea, but no other signs. What is this?

Be seen: It is likely a viral gastroenteritis, but possibly something else. She should be seen by her physician for an exam and opinion. However, there are not any meds that are necessarily needed for a child her age, as she is still in diapers, and will clear the virus faster if you allow it to run its course. Keep her hydrated as that is generally what causes hospitalization needs. ...Read more

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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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