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What does it mean when your stool is yellow and runny?

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 it mean when stool is loose and bright yellow?

What does it mean when stool is loose and bright yellow?

Nothing: Yellow reflects bile in stool, can be green or brown. If loose all the time then something not right. ...Read more

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My son is 3 months, and he has got a greenish yellow stool, what does it mean.?

My son is 3 months, and he has got a greenish yellow stool, what does it mean.?

Not Much: Not much if he is healthy, happy and growing..The color is how he digests what he is eating. ...Read more

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What can yellow/green stools mean?

What can yellow/green stools mean?

Fast gut movement: 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. ...Read more

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What does a stool of yellow watery mean? I've been fine stool wise all day, and have eaten normal healthy food

What does a stool of yellow watery mean? I've been fine stool wise all day, and have eaten normal healthy food

Something you ate: didn't agree with you. A single stool of watery yellow has very little clinical significance. Colon transit time determines stool color and consistency. The faster the transit time, the more watery and lighter in color the stool. If the loose stools continue for more than 24 hours or if you see blood in stools you should seek medical attention. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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

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

Digestion: 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. ...Read more

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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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My stool has been green yellow and burns for 3 days now. Diarriea and today i saw it had red inside of it. What does this mean? The stool was also mucisy and hurt alot!

Having : Having mucousy and possibly bloody stool is concerning for a type of infectious diarrhea. It may be viral, but you should be checked for bacterial diarrhea. Please see your doctor. If your doctor can't see you right away, or if you have pain, vomiting, fever, or worsening diarrhea then you will need to go to the er. ...Read more

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Stool colour yellow with brown patches , and pain below the belly button .what does it mean?

Stool colour yellow with brown patches , and pain below the belly button .what does it mean?

Colitis: The yellowish stools usually are caused by more rapid transit through the intestinal tract and are soft. The abdominal discomfort suggests irritability and/or inflammation of the colon. A viral infection is more common than a bacterial or parasitic one. See your physician if symptoms persist or significant abdominal tenderness,fever,or vomiting develop. ...Read more

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What does a yellow stool mean? Just got over food poisoning a day or two ago, and now I have a yellow stool.

Hello. : Hello. Yellow stool, especially if light in color ca be caused by problems with the liver or gallbladder. Gastroesophageal reflex, celiac disease and malaborption can also be causes. I recommend that you contact your physician so that this can be explored. ...Read more

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