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Doctor insights on: What Causes Yellow Feces

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What organ of the body causes the feces to turn brown or yellow?

What organ of the body causes the feces to turn brown or yellow?

Several organs: The brown color is the result of the digestive action of the intestines, coupled with the bile salts and bile acids produced by the liver and transmitted through the bile duct and gallbladder. ...Read more

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What could cause yellow stool?

What could cause yellow stool?

Could be bad: Acholic stools can be normal or caused by a blockage of your common bile duct from a stone or a cancer. See your internal medicine doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause runny yellow stool?

What could cause runny yellow stool?

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

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What causes bright yellow foamy stool?

What causes bright yellow foamy stool?

May be diet related: Usually color and consistency of stool is related to food. But it could also be caused by medications, or problems with liver , pancreas , gallbladder and colon. If after changing your diet it stays the same you need to see a dictor. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of sudden development of yellow stool?

What are some common causes of sudden development of yellow stool?

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

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Causes for yellow stool with an assortment of undigested food in it. Also very soft and unformed.

Causes for yellow stool with an assortment of undigested food in it. Also very soft and unformed.

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

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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?

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

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Is dark brown stool mix with yellow brown normal ? What causes it?

Is dark brown stool mix with yellow brown  normal ? What causes it?

Normal: Any shade of brown is normal. Black stool is abnormal and can indicate bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal area. Iron supplements and Pepto-Bismol can also cause black stools ...Read more

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Is dark brown stool mix with a little yellow brown normal? What causes it?

Is dark brown stool mix with a little yellow  brown normal? What causes it?

Brown /yellow brown: I would not worry. Stool is a combination of bacteria, food residuals,bile . Diet affects color-carrots/ sweet potatoes more yellow. Butterfish orange/ oily .Colors to worry are red current jelly/ black tar ( blood) and chalky whitish ( gallbaldder) and oily gassy stool(pancreas) and if constantly light yellow. f/u/ w/ doc http://www.mayoclinic.org/stool-color/expert-answers/faq-20058080 ...Read more

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My stool was a whitish gray for about 18 hours and now has turned to a grayish yellow. What could be the cause?

My stool was a whitish gray for about 18 hours and now has turned to a grayish yellow. What could be the cause?

Changed stool color: Color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Best case scenario for your specific changes: mucus discharge; worst case: partial biliary obstruction.Unless you correlate color change to a food, get checked. ...Read more