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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 does it mean when your stool is very light in color?

What does it mean when your stool is very light in color?

Let explain: Light-colored, white or clay-colored.A lack of bile in stool. This may indicate a bile duct obstruction. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your stool comes out soft and you go multiple times a day? I also have had Nashua and hunger at the same time.

What does it mean when your stool comes out soft and you go multiple times a day? I also have had Nashua and hunger at the same time.

Frequent stooling: May be food intolerance. Could try avoiding dairy x 1 week, then if that doesn't change it, wheat/gluten for a week and then soy as these are the most likely culprits .May be gastritis/ GERD with H pyloir ( check breath test at Quest or labcorp), or infection like camphlyobacter, gallbladder or inflammatory bowel .Avoid caffeine, alcohol, spicy food f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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What does it mean when your stool is pea green?

What does it mean when your stool is pea green?

Green stool color: The color 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. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your stool is dark charcol colored. Should i be worried.

What does it mean when your stool is dark charcol colored. Should i be worried.

Depends: Black stool can be from pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) irpn pills, charcoal capsles, blueberries or other dark foods ( dark, not black stool) or blood, usually from upper gastrointestinal tract (stomach or duodenum). Call your doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your stool is green? I don't know of anything different that i ate thje past few days.

What does it mean when your stool is green? I don't know of anything different that i ate thje past few days.

Let me explain: Food may be moving through the large intestine too quickly, such as due to diarrhea. As a result, bile doesn't have time to break down completely. Green leafy vegetables, green food coloring, such as in flavored drink mixes or ice pops, iron supplements. ...Read more

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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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What does mean when your stool is almost black all the time I am a colon cancer survivor, but when they discover my cancer my stool was regular color but there was blood around it on the outside and i was feeling very week, now i feel fine but the stool

What does mean when your stool is almost black all the time I am a colon cancer survivor, but when they discover my cancer my stool was regular color but there was blood around  it on the outside and i was feeling very week, now i feel fine but the stool

Need to discuss: Need to discuss this further. You are 33, clearly have a genetic predisposition to colon cancer, have already had surgery and now with black stool. Black stool usually signifies blood from the upper abdominal tract - stomach, duodenum, small intestine. You should definitely not leave this alone and speak with a specialist regarding this further. ...Read more

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What does blue stool mean?

What does blue stool mean?

Ate blue food...: Blue stool probably means you ate or drank something with blue pigments or blue food coloring. ...Read more

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What does black runny stools mean?

What does black runny stools mean?

It might be related: To GI bleeding. Black, sticky, loose with a bad odor - should be medically evaluated. ...Read more