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Dr. Imran Saeed answered:

Black stool with orange cloud. What could this mean?

Black stool

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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.
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Dr. You Sung Sang answered:

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

Fat malabsorption

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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.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

Orange colour stool is normal?

Yes

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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.
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Why would you have orange, oily stool?

Poly stool

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Could be from fat malabsorption also called steatorhea . Can be associated with pancreatic disease or medications.
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Dr. James S. Cain answered:

Why do I have orange oil in my stools?

Malabsorbtion

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the inability to absorb fats, (mineral oil laxatives,) can result in this complaint. also the use of the weight loss agent Orlistat, which blocks fat absorbtion. Several diseases cause malabsorbtion, if you are not taking mineral oil or orlistat talk to your doctor.
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What could cause orange mucus on stool?

Mucus on stool

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Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted.
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What causes orange globules in my stool?

Greasy vs. mucusy?

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Are you seeing oily stools with floating oil droplets (which implies fat maldigestion from use of dietary fat blockers, pancreatic and/or biliary disease, small bowel malabsorption, or excessive dietary fat intake) vs mucusy stool (due to a range of conditions from inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, or "functional" due to rectal dysfunction, colon delay, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome)? Need tests.
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Why would I have dark orange oily stool?

Fat droplet in stool

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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. You are describing steatorrhea--due to maldigestion, pancreatic insufficiency, ingestion of Olestra or Orlistat, high fat intake...
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Dr. Scott D. Lippe answered:

What is wrong when your stool is orange and runny?

We are what we eat

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the orange color can be from your diet or medications - if this happens rarely it is something you are eating and i would not worry about it if this is a regular issue then it is something that needs to be checked out good luck!
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Is having orange oily stools (steatorrhea) serious?

Get it checked.

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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.
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