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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 your diarrhea is yellow?

What does it mean when your diarrhea is yellow?

Yellow stool: 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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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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What does it mean when you have food poisoning diarrhea and you wipe and its yellow?

What does it mean when you have food poisoning diarrhea and you wipe and its yellow?

Nothing: Food poisoning often results in vomiting and diarrhea. It is the body's way of literally purging something that is noxious. Wiping yellow poop most likely means the diarrhea spread up the butt area and is just stool. I hope you are better now. ...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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Colonoscopy prep.I have yellow liquid diarrhea.Does this mean bile ducts/organs are working properly?Thank you very much..

Colonoscopy prep.I have yellow liquid diarrhea.Does this mean bile ducts/organs are working properly?Thank you very much..

Yes: The yellow color of your loose stools means that your bile ducts are open but because of the rapid transit through the intestines the bile doesn't have enough time to make the stools brown. With no bile , the stools would be pale colored or clay colored. ...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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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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