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What does it mean when you have yellow diarrhea?

What does it mean when you have yellow diarrhea?

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. ...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 does it mean when u have diarrhea and its liquidy yellow ?

What does it mean when u have diarrhea and its liquidy yellow ?

Nothing special: The color of poo is generated by the changes that happen to bile as it becomes changed in the intestines.It starts out dark green , transitions through yellow & may go to brown if it has been totally converted. Yellow doesn't mean any specific disease or process. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u have diarrhea and it's liquidy yellow?

What does it mean when u have diarrhea and it's liquidy yellow?

Fast: The faster it goes thru you, the lighter in color. Dark brown slow moving, green faster, yellow fastest. ...Read more

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I haven been having black balls of stool in yellow watery diarrhea. What does this mean?

I haven been having black balls of stool in yellow watery diarrhea. What does this mean?

Constipation v Other: Viral and bacterial GI infections could cause this. Also, if constipation is bad enough, it can cause a near blockage causing looser, less formed stool to move around the harder stool and can appear as you have described. If you develop fever or pain in the setting of abdominal distention seek evaluation. In the meantime suggest increased hydration, fiber, stool softeners and possibly an enema. ...Read more

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I've had diarrhea for past few days along with stomach pain. And chils. By diarrhea i mean just yellow water. Bloating as well. Is it a stomach flu?

I've had diarrhea for past few days along with stomach pain. And chils. By diarrhea i mean just yellow water. Bloating as well. Is it a stomach flu?

Gastroenteritis: The most common cause of sudden onset of diarrhea and abdominal cramping pain is viral gastroenteritis. It usually gets better in a few days. Imodium AD will help reduce the diarrhea. If you have any blood in the stool or fever, or if not improving in a few days, you need to call or see your physician. It's important to drink plenty of fluids.Children need to use OralRehydrationSolution(Pedialyte) ...Read more

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If a man has a little high bilirubin and takes heptral , inosine, and folic acid 10mg, he is having yellow stool( not diarrhea) what it means?

If a man has a little high bilirubin and takes heptral , inosine, and folic acid 10mg, he is having yellow stool( not diarrhea) what it means?

Jaundice? : Elevated bilirubin level and light-colored stools say jaundice. Important, therefore, to focus on treating the cause of your elevated bilirubin before your symptoms get worse. You should discuss this with your primary medical provider or specialist. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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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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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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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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I have had yellow diarrhea for a month ?

I have had yellow  diarrhea for a month ?

Evaluation: Hi, you need to see an MD to make sure you don't have any infection. ...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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