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Stomach cramps and diarhea for 4 days. Creamy yellow oily loose stools. What does this mean?

Stomach cramps and diarhea for 4 days. Creamy yellow oily loose stools. What does this mean?

Sounds like: a fat malabsorbtion problem which can be associated with a number of enteric viral infections! Check with your Primary Medical Care Provider if symtoms persist! In the meantime avoid fatty foods!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Dear sir , iam having brown colour and yellow colour stools, no pain no bleeding some times loose stools what does this indicates.

Dear sir , iam having brown colour and yellow colour stools, no pain no bleeding some times loose stools what does this indicates.

Change in stools: Amount, color, frequency, texture 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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Took my daughter to triage,they said its nothing to worry about,but thats been 2 weeks now she has had very loose stools yellow in colour,not right ?

Took my daughter to triage,they said its nothing to worry about,but thats been 2 weeks now she has had very loose stools yellow in colour,not right ?

Need much more: You don't mention your daughters age, general health, or any other symptoms she is having. Has she had vomiting, fever, pain? Has she been seen by a doctor at all yet? With only knowing she has had diarrhea for 2 weeks, would say monitor diet to include high protein, low dairy, no simple sugars and lots of water. Would recommend evaluation if this has gone on two weeks already. ...Read more

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On vanc. Now for c diff. 2nd day on it. Still loose stools. How long till improvement with stool? Also my stool is soft green look. Wipe its yellow

On vanc. Now for c diff. 2nd day on it. Still loose stools. How long till improvement with stool? Also my stool is soft green look. Wipe its yellow

See below: The diarrhea usually improvs after 3-4 days of treatment but you need to complete the full 14 day treatment course. I would also recommend probiotic treatment with vsl#3 and florastor 1 capsule of each 2 time a day for 30 days. Note there is a 25% relase rate that necessitates retreatment. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 40 and scared I've got panceatic cancer I've had loose stools on and off for about 6 weeks and now there yellow I also drink alcholo a lot?

Hi I'm 40 and scared I've got panceatic cancer I've had loose stools on and off for about 6 weeks and now there yellow I also drink alcholo a lot?

Pancreatitis: The story of loose yellowish stools is sign of steatorrhea. Here there is no pancreatic juice function to dissolve and absorb fat that can be measured by radioactive triolein. Also here is obstruction of bile duct .Steatorrhera not common with pancreatic Ca. More ilkely pancreatitis from common duct stone. Need ERCPand bx of pancreas duct and CAT scan of abdomen. ...Read more

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Last couple of days I have had yellow loose stools? The last couple of days when i go to the bathroom my stools where yellow and then green, loose stools. Should i be concerned? I can't get in to see a doctor until next month on the 14th. I am worried, wh

Last couple of days I have had yellow loose stools? The last couple of days when i go to the bathroom my stools where yellow and then green, loose stools. Should i be concerned? I can't get in to see a doctor until next month on the 14th. I am worried, wh

I : I would call your doctor. The green stools may not be such a big deal because that can occur when feces transits too quickly through the colon. It prevents bile from be adequately metabolised and thus the feces do not from green to their characteristic brown colored. This is usually wet or liquid. However, the yellow stools could be from an absence of bile salts (liver, gallbladder or common bile duct). I would let you doctor know, as it is likely that he or she might want to see you sooner. ...Read more

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Am recovering from another Diverticulitis infection w/ UTI as well. This is 3rd UTI since Oct. Have had yellow loose stools. See a urologist? Thnx!

Am recovering from another Diverticulitis infection w/ UTI as well.  This is 3rd UTI since Oct.  Have had yellow loose stools. See a urologist? Thnx!

Question for you?: Is the UTI with the same/recurrent bacteria, and is the bacteria found in your urine native to the gut? If so, could you have a diverticular fistula to the bladder? Might want to check this possibility out-- ...Read more

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My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.

My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.

Need more info: Do not know the age of the baby, what other symptoms may be present, whether she is feeding appropriately, sleeping too much, irritable, or other vital info. Strongly suggest that you take her asap and be seen by a doctor to make certain nothing serious is going on, or at least call and speak with a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Do bright red blood found on tissue aft defecate means sth serious? Especially since you usually have either diarrhea or have blood on tissue

Do bright red blood found on tissue aft defecate means sth serious? Especially since you usually have either diarrhea or have blood on tissue

Read Red Flagg below: Should undergo additional testing regardless of age:all need colonoscopy :(minimal brbpr=bright red blood per rectum): patients with fecal occult blood positive stools, .Patients with family histories suggestive of familial polyposis or hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer syndrome, a change in bowel habits, suggestive of malignancy, dark red blood per rectum.All above should undergo colonoscopy ...Read more

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Diarrhoea when i havent eaten much. i didnt eat much yesterday and havent eaten breakfast but have bad diarrhoea now thats bright yellow. Happens alot?

Diarrhoea when i havent eaten much. i didnt eat much yesterday and havent eaten breakfast but have bad diarrhoea now thats bright yellow. Happens alot?

IBS-D: Irritable bowel syndrome D (=Diarrhea) is a diagnosis of EXCLUSION that it other reasons for recurrent diarrhea without dietary reasons must be ruled out! Discuss this with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) to begin with! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have sickness but only bright yellow bile. I also have diarrhoea only been 12hrs but a virus or more worrisome?

I have sickness but only bright yellow bile. I also have diarrhoea only been 12hrs but a virus or more worrisome?

Dunno but ...: Lasting only 12 hrs is not so long. The major worry is if you get dehydrated or not. Take plenty of fluids. The cause of diahrrea are legion. If it persists your doc can do a workup to find the cause and suggest a treatment plan. ...Read more

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My stool has been green yellow and burns for 3 days now. Diarriea and today i saw it had red inside of it. What does this mean? The stool was also mucisy and hurt alot!

Having : Having mucousy and possibly bloody stool is concerning for a type of infectious diarrhea. It may be viral, but you should be checked for bacterial diarrhea. Please see your doctor. If your doctor can't see you right away, or if you have pain, vomiting, fever, or worsening diarrhea then you will need to go to the er. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 3 years ago and now after eating running to loo with watery bright yellow/orange diarrhoea also have dull ache under right to cage?

Gallbladder removed 3 years ago and now after eating running to loo with watery bright yellow/orange diarrhoea also have dull ache under right to cage?

Your symptoms: are probably not related to your previous cholecystectomy, but to a new problem. If symptoms persist, you need to see a doctor to make sure that you have nothing serious. ...Read more

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Ive had bright yellow diahrrea 4 days w/tummy pain goin into my back. I have to stay n bed most of the time no fever no energy. Any ideas?

Ive had bright yellow diahrrea 4 days w/tummy pain goin into my back. I have to stay n bed most of the time no fever no energy. Any ideas?

Viral GE: One of the most common causes ifs a Viral Gastroenteritis, which usually resolves with flushing of a liquid diet for a good 24 hours, bowel rest, and then slowly increasing your diet to a soft "BRAT" diet. Other causes may be bacterial, or underlying GI issues. If it persists, you will need to see GI for testing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your diarrhea is green?

What does it mean if your diarrhea is green?

Green stools occur : When the feces transits rapidly through your GI tract. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have traveler's diarrhea?

What does it mean if I have traveler's diarrhea?

Diarrhea on a trip: Traveler's diarrhea can be cause by a variety of organisms including bacteria, viruses and parasites. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever and abdominal discomfort. Most cases of traveler's diarrhea can effectively be self-treated with Imodium (loperamide) and fluids. Antibiotics may be prescribed. High fever and bloody stools may indicate a more serious infection and the need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more