what does it mean when you have yellow diarrhea

What does it mean when you have yellow diarrhea?

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Usually rapid


transit time of stool through the intestines. Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. It can be seen in people w gastroesophageal reflux disease as well.
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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.

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Dr. Charles J. Cattano
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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.
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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

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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.
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Do use a topical liquid anti-fungal to the toenails if thick and/or yellow.

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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

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Dr. Michael E. Ein
Infectious Disease
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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.
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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.

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Dr. Martin Raff
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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.
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More green leafy vegetables, more yellow vegetables. Less fats, less red meat, more fish and chicken.

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My one year old daughter has had whole cow's milk for about 3 weeks now. The past 4 days she has had 3-4 yellow loose stools. Could she be allergic?

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Need to see a doctor


It could be lactose intolerance. You could stop using it and see if symptom resolve. If symptom persist you better bring your daughter to see a doctor.
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Upper abdominal pain, yellow skin (hands, feet, face, eyes are white), yellow loose stools. Bilirubin normal, HIDA, abdominal CT, stool tests clean. This done by GI. What areas to investigate further?

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Dr. Charles J. Cattano
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Probably not GI...


You're not describing jaundice, so unless you have sebaceous adenomas (Torre's syndrome) you likely don't have a GI problem. Systemic disorders can be characterized by yellow-colored skin plaques or papules--hyperlipidemia (xanthomas), gout (tophi), diabetes (necrobiosis lioidica), pseudoxanthoma elasticum, myeloma (normolipemic flat xanthomas can be >12cm in size on upper trunk & neck). Be well--
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Liver tests, enzymes


It's important to do liver function tests to check for hepatic injury or involvement as this can help discern the cause of the pain and yellow skin. Enzymes, especially pancreatic enzymes are also useful to help rule out pancreatitis, etc.. There are other important markers, like hepatitis antigen/antibody(s), and anti-mitochondrial antibodies for primary biliary cirrhosis. Liver biopsy also.
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Is loose stools considered diarrhea?

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No absolute


answer here, but most would consider very loose stool with a prominent watery component to be diarrhea
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Advice? I am having loose stools/ diarrhea everyday?

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Dr. Raj Borade
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Diarrhea


Hi, Loose stools everyday, depending upon the duration and frequency and the time of the day or night, can have various causes. If theres is blood, mucus, fevers, wt loss or pain while defecating then you need to see your pcp/GI. Keeping a food chart to see a temporal co-relation to certain foods will help (esp with lactose intolerance). Blood work & stools studies will help for clarification.
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Loose stools or diarrhea each day for 2wks now. help?

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Dr. Jason M. Hemming
Gastroenterology
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See a doctor


If your diarrhea is persistent after several weeks, you should be evaluated.
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