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Could anxiety cause yellow poop?

Could anxiety cause yellow poop?

Anxiety: Can effect the bowels and cause looser stools but does not effect color. Foods can affect color. ...Read more

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Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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What causes a baby's poop to be yellow? I know its normal but I'm curious.

What causes a baby's poop to be yellow? I know its normal but I'm curious.

Pigment: Bile/digestive pigments constitute to the yellowish, orangish, brownish colors. Early in life the quantities of this pigment can vary. The first stools are black/meconium then once the intestinal tract matures the stool becomes more seedy, yellowish-brown. Good luck. ...Read more

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I been salads anddrinking waterforthe past 3days and I'm having yellow stringy poop. Could a changein my diet cause this?

I been salads anddrinking waterforthe past 3days and I'm having yellow stringy poop. Could a changein my diet cause this?

Yes: The color and consistency of our stool is most commonly a result of what we eat and drink. In your case the addition of almost exclusively vegetable fiber and water has given your stool this appearance, it will regulate as the body adapts to the change in diet. ...Read more

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Does low iron & vitaman b cause yellow poop?

Does low iron & vitaman b cause yellow poop?

Yellow 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. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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She is 4 months old, both breastfeed and formula. Usually has green or yellow poop. 2 days ago changed to clay color, is this bad? What caused it?

She is 4 months old, both breastfeed and formula. Usually has green or yellow poop. 2 days ago changed to clay color, is this bad? What caused it?

Lack of bile: The stool color is from bile which is produced in and secreted from the gall bladder. If your baby is having clay colored stools and spitting up, she may have a problem with her gall bladder. You should take her to her doctor today. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can too much milk cause pale yellow poop in toddlers?

Hello docs. I was wondering can too much milk cause pale yellow poop in toddlers?

NOT REALLY: Too much milk intake is not recommended after 1 year of age. They need more solid food. Give the toddler mixed balanced food. From 1 to 2 year, vitamin-d milk, then 2%, 8 ounces 2-3 times daily is enough.
Bring the stool issue to the attention of toddler's pediatrician, bring some stool during next visit so that the doctor gets a look and comment. ...Read more

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What causes yellow noisy watery poop in breastfed babies? I know its normal but I'm just curious why it's not solid & brown.

What causes yellow noisy watery poop in breastfed babies? I know its normal but I'm just curious why it's not solid & brown.

Breast milk: Is the ideal food for babies. As such, most of it is absorbed in the GI tract, leaving little left over to form a solid stool. Color is dependant on the type of food ingested, how fast it moves through the intestine and the overall functioning of the gallbladder. ...Read more

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My 2 year old child has yellow pasty poop. What is the cause for this? He had a stomach virus recently, but he had this several weeks ago as well for about 2-3 days. It went away. And it just came back again.

My 2 year old child has yellow pasty poop. What is the cause for this? He had a stomach virus recently, but he had this several weeks ago as well for about 2-3 days. It went away. And it just came back again.

Good: Good news! The only stool colors we get really concerned about are red (blood from colon), black (blood from small intestine or stomach), or white (liver is not working well). Colors such as brown, yellow, orange, green, blue, or even purple (beets) can all be normal and usually associated with diet. If he has a persistent change in his stool habits, you should contact his physician since this could be a sign of an underlying disorder, but a one-time strange stool that is not red, black or white is usually of no concern.

If he is having continued diarrhea, or a change in color unrelated to diet, give his doctor a call. They may want to check his stool for bacterial, viruses, parasites, and other things to give clues as to why he is having this ongoing problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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What it mean if your poo is yellow?

What it mean if your poo is yellow?

Steatorrhea.: A yellow, runny bowel movement, especially if it's foamy and floats in the water, is usually due to a high amount of fat in the stool, which could be due to an issue of malabsorption. ...Read more

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My poo has been yellow for a week, what could it be?

My poo has been yellow for a week, what could it be?

Not concerning.: Stool color can vary because of a lot of factors, most notably diet. It is generally not a concern unless the store is bloody or solid black in color, due to bleeding, or rarely very pale due to gallbladder problems. If it persists to be a change in your usual color despite eating your normal diet, you might mention it to your family doctor. Otherwise, it will likely return to normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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

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

Yellow 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. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had a poo today it was brown in colour the at the end I pooed yellow runny poo y was this?

Had a poo today it was brown in colour the at the end I pooed yellow runny poo y was this?

Stool color: When intestinal contents have more rapid transit through the intestinal tract, feces become loose and may have tan color rather than normal form and brown color. The older feces had time to pigment, but the looser portion didn't. If yellow loose stool persists with or without diarrhea, bile tract or pancreatic disorders or malabsorption should be considered. ...Read more

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What is bright yellow liquid poo from?

What is bright yellow liquid poo from?

Bright yellow poo: 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. ...Read more

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My son's poo is yellow, like water and foul smelling, why?

My son's poo is yellow, like water and foul smelling, why?

Many reasons.: There are many possible reasons, however most of them are completely benign. History child seems uncomfortable, or is not growing well, please contact her physician. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's and the past 2 days my poo has been runny and and yellow what does this mean?

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I have Crohn's and the past 2 days my poo has been runny and and yellow what does this mean?

Crohn vs Other: It could be an exacerbation of your disease but it could be another issue such as food poisoning. You should contact your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have quite a bit of yellow stickiness in my poo and it smells quite a bit when I take one can you plz tell me what it could be because of?

I have quite a bit of yellow stickiness in my poo and it smells quite a bit when I take one can you plz tell me what it could be because of?

May be dietary: stool color, mucus and odor can be caused by the food you eat, well water can be contaminated with giardia which can cause stool changes, eating a well balanced diet, metamucil daily may help, if blood is noted then you should be seen and some testing done. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have yellow poop?

Is it normal to have yellow poop?

Yes: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more

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What makes your poop watery and yellow?

What makes your poop watery and yellow?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea can be caused from bacterial or viral infections. It can also be the result of certain foods you eat or malabsorption issues. If chronic, best to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter poo has changed, its light yellow and it smells alot. L have just introduced formula few days a go. Is it normal?

My daughter poo has changed, its light yellow and it smells alot. L have just introduced formula few days a go. Is it normal?

Sounds normal: Stool color is made by the bile from your liver. The color range goes from dark green through the yellows and browns based on how the bile is changed in transit. What you describe is well within the range of normal. Any time you change up the feed expect some variation in the poop. ...Read more

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My son has been pooing non stop the last 24hr. He seems fine otherwise. The poo is a yellow and watery and smells sickly. He's 6mths and formula fed?

My son has been pooing non stop the last 24hr. He seems fine otherwise. The poo is a yellow and watery and smells sickly. He's 6mths and formula fed?

Diarrhea: It seems like your son has diarrhea. There are many causes for diarrhea and most common at this time of year is simple rotavirus infection. There are many other viral infections at can cause diarrhea as well as other more complicated issues. If this continues make sure that he is properly hydrated with electrolytes (pedialyte) & get him checked out by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My baby is 4months old he do poo like after or between every feed, stool looks sometimes yellowes green sometime only green with white chuckes inside.

My baby is 4months old he do poo like after or between every feed, stool looks sometimes yellowes green sometime only green with white chuckes inside.

Normal: Breastfeeding infant stool can be yellow, green or brown, runny or oatmeal consistency, and zero to several times per day. Seek medical care if there is blood in the poop or if the poop is all white or grey in color. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have yellow foamy like poop?

What does it mean if you have yellow foamy like poop?

Fat Malabsorption: Yellow foaming stools may be due to fat malabsorption and need to be evaluated dy your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a toddler to have yellow poop?

Is it normal for a toddler to have yellow poop?

Can be: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have runny yellow poop?

What does it mean when you have runny yellow poop?

Diarrhea: It means you have diarrhea and need to change your diet, depending on the severity, you may need clear fluids and gradual increaese in diet
in severe case if associated with vomiting, you may need IV fluids and/or hospitalisation
it may be caused by viruses, or bacteria like e coli, salmonella, shigella or others
most of the time it gets better on its own with change in diet. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your poop is yellow and runny?

What does it mean if your poop is yellow and runny?

Steatorrhea.: A yellow, runny bowel movement, especially if it's foamy and floats in the water, is usually due to a high amount of fat in the stool, which could be due to an issue of malabsorption. ...Read more

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I have green poop and I don't think its natural its like a light yellow dark green color?

Green feces: Green feces can be caused by rapid transit of the stool through the intestines. ...Read more

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Yellow poop during 8 months poignancy - past 18 hours & loose - should I be worried for my Fiancee?

Depends...: Yellow stools can be related to malabsorption. It can be food poisoning. If she has diarrhea, you want to make sure that she remains hydrated with adequate water intake. If she has vomiting as well, it may be worthwhile to see a doctor to get IV fluids. Moderate to sever dehydration can put stress on fetal growth. ...Read more