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If i had my gallbadder out and now i'm having orange stool that is oiley what does that mean?

If i had my gallbadder out and now i'm having orange stool that is oiley what does that mean?

Fat malabsorption : Oily stool that floats is classic for malabsorption. This is usually more indicative of chronic pancreatic disorders than gallbladder issues. Talk to your doctor about having some tests done to see if you are truly not absorbing. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have orange spots in my stool?

What does it mean if I have orange spots in my stool?

Maybe food related: Orange stool can be related to rapid transit time through the colon, Liver / gall bladder disease, bile obstruction, inadequate bile production, Foods ( carrots, orange food color, sweet potatoes, winter squash, turnip greens, kale,) & medications(aluminum hydroxide/ beta carotene). ...Read more

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Black stool with orange cloud. What could this mean?

Black stool with orange cloud. What could this mean?

Black stool : Regardless of what color cloud is needs workup. Most commonly its related to an upper GI bleed. You will need a full history to assess other symptoms and then workup. Please see a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Why would you have orange, oily stool?

Why would you have orange, oily stool?

Poly stool: Could be from fat malabsorption also called steatorhea . Can be associated with pancreatic disease or medications. ...Read more

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What should you do if you have orange stool? How do you treat this?

What should you do if you have orange stool? How do you treat this?

Tx depends on reason: Orange stool can be related to rapid transit time through the colon, Liver / gall bladder disease, bile obstruction, inadequate bile production, Foods ( carrots, orange food color, sweet potatoes, winter squash, turnip greens, kale,) & medications(aluminum hydroxide/ beta carotene). ...Read more

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What does a brown orange stool indicate?

What does a brown orange stool indicate?

Orange stool: Orange stool can be related to rapid transit time through the colon, Liver / gall bladder disease, bile obstruction, inadequate bile production, Foods ( carrots, orange food color, sweet potatoes, winter squash, turnip greens, kale,) & medications(aluminum hydroxide/ beta carotene). ...Read more

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Why would I have dark orange oily stool?

Why would I have dark orange oily stool?

Fat droplet in stool: 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. You are describing steatorrhea--due to maldigestion, pancreatic insufficiency, ingestion of olestra or orlistat, high fat intake... ...Read more

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Orange colour stool is normal?

Yes: Stool comes in a range of colors. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition. ...Read more

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When i go to the toilet sometimes after I have a stool i wipe and there is an orange jelly on tissue what could cause this?

When i go to the toilet sometimes after I have a stool i wipe and there is an orange jelly on tissue what could cause this?

See a GI doctor: Need a lot more information, examination and tests on the stools. You should definitely be seen and make sure this is not blood. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had orange stools for more than six months with no other identifiable symptoms. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Stool change: Foods that can cause orange stools: sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, cilantro, thyme, kale, spinach, turnip greens & collards. Artificial food coloring & some meds (antacids) are other reasons. Inadequate bile, gallstones, blocked bile ducts, irritable bowel & diarrhea are possibilities especially with symptoms like diarrhea, constipation or abd.Discomfort. Stooling change warrants eval. ...Read more

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