what does it mean when your stool is yellow

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What can yellow/green stools mean?

Fast gut movement

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Green/ellow stool could be due to a viral gastroenteritis where the stool is moving through your intestines quickly causing cramping and the green/yellow color because not enough transit time was available for turning the stool to brown.
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Dr. Kenneth Smith answered:

pregnant and have yellow stools with seeds in them does it mean im not digesting properly?

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Yellow color to stools is usually caused by bile. Seeds are very difficult to digest so find them intact does not surprise. Malabsorption is more commonly associated with diarrhea and stools that float in the water. Additionaly weight loss is common
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

Can flu cause yellow stools?

Not dark yellow stoo

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You may have normal pale yellow stools and not dark yellow stools
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What causes my stools to be yellow?

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Yellow stool, especially if light in color can be caused by problems with the liver or gallbladder. Gastroesophageal reflex, celiac disease, intestinal inflammatory disease and malabsorption can also be causes. I recommend that you contact your physician so that this can be evaluated.
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What could be the cause of yellow stools?

Change in bowels

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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.
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Dr. John J. Fung answered:

Does gallbladder removal cause yellow stools?

Sometimes

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when the gallbladder is removed, the normal storage of bile and excretion in response to meals, is interrupted. Instead, the liver will constantly make bile and excrete this directly into the GI tract. Without food present, this can cause irritation of the intestine, causing diarrhea in about 20% of cholecystectomy patients. This may be yellow, since there may not be accompanying solid stool.
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What would be the reason for bright yellow stools?

Absence

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of bile. This is probably related to gluten sensitivity and needs diagnosis
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

If you have yellow pasty stools, is that an infection or what?

Colitis

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It is possible that some forms of intestinal infections will present with pasty stools, although the color is usually immaterial. If you think you may have an infectious diarrhea you should see a doctor and have the stool examined. Good luck.
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Pale yellow stools, lower abdo pain, bloating, nausea. Very tired?

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Yellow stool, especially if light in color can be caused by problems with the liver or gallbladder. Gastroesophageal reflex, celiac disease, intestinal inflammatory disease and malabsorption can also be causes. I recommend that you contact your physician so that this can be explored.
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My 6 month old baby passing greenish yellow stools.any reason for that?

Normal variation

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The color of poo is derived from the waste pigment that end up in the bile, which is added to the intestines from the liver. It starts out an intense green & over time may change thru yellow to brown. The germs of the intestine convert the pigment as it transits the digestive tract. The less germ action the less color change.Loose stools are often a greenish color for this reason.
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