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Dr. Dean Giannone
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What does it mean if your poop is yellow and runny?

Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What does it mean if your poop is yellow and runny?

Steatorrhea.: A yellow, runny bowel movement, especially if it's foamy and floats in the water, is usually due to a high amount of fat in the stool,,which could be due to an issue of malabsorption. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does it mean if your poop is yellow and runny is that a symptom of pregnancy?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does it mean if your poop is yellow and runny is that a symptom of pregnancy?

Yellow, loose stool: Is not a pregnancy sx. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Dr. Darrell Herrington
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What does it mean when you have runny yellow poop?

Dr. Darrell Herrington
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What does it mean when you have runny yellow poop?

Hard to say: Many dietary and biliary variations can cause that, without underlying pathology. If this or other bowel symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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What does it mean when your poo is runny and yellow?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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What does it mean when your poo is runny and yellow?

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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Dr. Ziad Akl
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I have Crohn's and the past 2 days my poo has been runny and and yellow what does this mean?

Dr. Ziad Akl
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I have Crohn's and the past 2 days my poo has been runny and and yellow what does this mean?

Crohn vs Other: It could be an exacerbation of your disease but it could be another issue such as food poisoning. You should contact your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
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What does it mean when your stool is yellow and runny?

Dr. Matt Wachsman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What does it mean when your stool is yellow and runny?

Lotta possibilities.: Without examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health. This is a perfect description of a liver problem (but only if the urine is dark brown !). There's lots of liver problems (infection, irritation, poisoning and many others). Other categories of causes. Not absorbing food (fat, protein, or carbohydrate). Mostly, not serious diet or viral causes. but need dr visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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What does it mean when your poop is yellow and it's watery like diarrhea ?

Dr. Martin Raff
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Stool: It means you should go and be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What does it mean if you have yellow foamy like poop?

Dr. Yash Khanna
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What does it mean if you have yellow foamy like poop?

Fat Malabsorption: Yellow foaming stools may be due to fat malabsorption and need to be evaluated dy your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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My son is 2 months and formula fed. He is taking between 3.5 - 4 oz each feed. Today his poop was thick and green usually runny and yellow. Normal?

Dr. James Ferguson
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My son is 2 months and formula fed. He is taking between 3.5 - 4 oz each feed. Today his poop was thick and green usually runny and yellow. Normal?

Sounds normal: Stool color is made by the bile from your liver.The color range goes from dark green through the yellows and browns based on how the bile is changed in transit. What you describe is well within the range of normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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What does it mean when you try to poop yellow watery stuff comes out?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What does it mean when you try to poop yellow watery stuff comes out?

Loose watery stools: Loose watery stools are also called diarrhea and can be due to a virus, bacterial or prtozoal infection.And sometimes a side effects of antibiotics, lactose intolerance or malabsorption of food like celiac disease depends if it is acute which is self limiting and just needs oral fluids to prevent dehydration if it is chroniv it needs to be evaluated and checked in detail to find the cause. ...Read more

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