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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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Orange colour stool is normal?

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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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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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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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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What is wrong when your stool is orange and runny?

What is wrong when your stool is orange and runny?

We are what we eat: 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! ...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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I have oily orange stool with no major changes to my diet. Should I be concerned.

I have oily orange stool with no major changes to my diet. Should I be concerned.

See your doctor: See your doctor to discuss this. Sometimes stool can change from diet, medications, infection, or other problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Extremely runny, clear looking stool, liquidy, some sort of orange bits in it, going on for 48 hours, please help!!

Extremely runny, clear looking stool, liquidy, some sort of orange bits in it, going on for 48 hours, please help!!

Diarrhea: Most diarrhea is due to something you ate (a toxin), a virus, or bacteria. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, start with simple BRAT diet (bananas, apple sauce, rice, toast): see http://eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com/2016/11/can-my-child-go-to-school. Html
Have you been on antibiotics recently, if yes, consult with us to discuss as could be serious issue. ...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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Tiny black layer on top or orange looking stool what could cause this and could this be associated with the Oreo's I ate last night?

Black/orange stool: Would think this in not related to Oreo's unless you ate several packages. Never seem an orange stool. What else did you eat. I would google causes of orange stools and see what you come up with. Get pictures and show to us. ...Read more

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Is recurrent (but only occasional) loose, bright orange stool a bad sign or normal? My diet consists mostly of grains and dairy, with few vegetables.

Stool color: Stool color and consistency can vary across a wide range of normal, and if your symptoms are only occasional, probably are nothing to worry about. If your stool ever appears bloody or black in color, you see your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room. Continue your healthy diet, since a high fiber diet tends to result in consistent stools! Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes orange globules in my stool?

What causes orange globules in my stool?

Greasy vs. Mucusy?: 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. ...Read more

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Why do I have orange oil in my stools?

Malabsorbtion: 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. ...Read more

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What could cause orange mucus on stool?

What could cause orange mucus on stool?

Mucus on stool: 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. ...Read more

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What foods cause orange oily fat in stool?

What foods cause orange oily fat in stool?

Fatty Foods.: Not normal to have orange oily fat in stools. Body usually absorbs 100% of fats consumed. There is something wrong, either medications like 'orlistat' or Alli, or deficiencies of enzymes are causing this. Sometimes a parasitic infection can cause this. See your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Orange, cloudy, liquid like stool. What could be wrong?

Orange, cloudy, liquid like stool. What could be wrong?

Infection: May be a simple gastroenteritis or just something you ate. I would not be concerned by color alone. If it continues / worsens call your doctor. ...Read more

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My stools are watery and a dark orange reddish color. Should I be concerned?

Yes, if it persists.: If happened only once, probably caused by something you are. But if it's happening over and over you need to be evaluated. It may be some kind of colitis. Need to check if the red color is blood. ...Read more

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What can cause my stool to be orange in color and not be solid, just small pieces?

? Irritable bowel: Orange jelly-like stool often means that the mucous lining of your intestines is sloughing off and getting mixed in with your bowel movements. The common cause of this is irritable bowel syndrome. In IBS--a very common condition among us highly-stressed folks who maybe are not eating the healthiest diet--the body can alternate between constipation, normal bowel movements, and diarrhea. ...Read more

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My 7 year old just had a stool with orange oily drops but said there was no pain. Should I take to his Dr. Or wait to see if it continues?

My 7 year old just had a stool with orange oily drops but said there was no pain. Should I take to his Dr. Or wait to see if it continues?

Fat in stool: I would wait to see if it continues or at least she has it again. There are some foods that can cause this when ingested. The most notorious is the fish Escolar. If it is only once, with no other symptoms, wait and see. ...Read more

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I have been having dark orange stool with dark red flakey stool it doesn't happen everyday but the days I have the problem I get alot of pain?

I have been having dark orange stool with dark red flakey stool it doesn't happen everyday but the days I have the problem I get alot of pain?

Intestinal bleeding: Can be a real emergency and unless you are eating a lot of beets is the only thing I know of that could cause red stool. Never heard of orange stool, but if your stool were light light brown and had some blood I suppose it could look orange. If you drink alcohol, stop drinking immediately. Go to the ED when you get this again. ...Read more

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What causes orange mucus in stool?

Should be evaluated: There can be multiple reasons for mucous in the stool and further reasons why it is orange in color. Causes of mucous in the stool can range from benign to serious. More information would be needed, and you should have this evaluated. It may be irritation in the colon, a polyp, colon inflamation-colitis. Most of the time occasional mucous in the stool may be benign- but must be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is having orange oily stools (steatorrhea) serious?

Get it checked.: 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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Why is my stool loose and yellow-orange? I need some advice.

Why is my stool loose and yellow-orange? I need some advice.

Not sure: 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