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What may cause yellow diarrhea and yellow bile in vomiting?

What may cause yellow diarrhea and yellow bile in vomiting?

Yellow GI fluids: Both the yellow diarrhea and the yellow bile color in vomitus are due to the same chemical, bile, which is produced by the liver. Normally you never see it in the stomach because normal eating keeps it moving down the GI tract. But when you vomit, and if your stomach has no food, then all there is to see is the bile. When you're not eating regularly, the same bile will make your stool yellow. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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My 12month old has had yellow diarreah for 5 weeks all stool samples are clear now this week he has started vomitting green bile! Help!

My 12month old has had yellow diarreah for 5 weeks all stool samples are clear now this week he has started vomitting green bile! Help!

Lot of possibilities: Cannot say in your particular case, but basically, at 1 year and under dehydration is often fatal and with more out than in it would be an emergency that needs immediate intervention. ...Read more

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Vomited yellow bile, even though I've eaten and drink fluids! Constipated for 5 days (chronic/ green diahrea after reg bm hot flashes weak headaches?

Vomited yellow bile, even though I've eaten and drink fluids! Constipated for 5 days (chronic/ green diahrea after reg bm hot flashes weak headaches?

Viral gastroenteriti: Five days is getting a little beyond the acceptable time for this to resolve spontaneously. If you are not better in the next 24-48 hrs would definitely seek medical advice. ...Read more

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I hav barretts oesophagus & vomit a lot, bile acid malabsorption with loose stools recently been getting a fever after eating a meal what cud this be?

I hav barretts oesophagus & vomit a lot, bile acid malabsorption with loose stools recently been getting a fever after eating a meal what cud this be?

Fever: Your fevers are nonspecific and not clearly related to the barretts or malabsorption syndrome as neither of these conditions are usually accompanied by post prandial fever. Are other symptoms like abdominal pain, sweats and chills or cough also occurring then? Infection or noninfectious inflammation are to be considered. See your MD for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter has been vomiting and diarrhea for 3 days and can't hold down anything. Last night, she vomited what looks like green bile.

My 4 year old daughter has been vomiting and diarrhea for 3 days and can't hold down anything. Last night, she vomited what looks like green bile.

Concerning: Bile is always concerning and can be a sign of bowel blockage. While vomit and diarrhea can be from common infections, when bile is present it is much more concerning. How is she today? If no improvement you need to go to the Emergency Room right now. ...Read more

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I got sudden onset vomiting and diarrhea Tuesday afternoon. I can't keep anything down, not even water, but I have severe diarrhea. Looks like bile.

I got sudden onset vomiting and diarrhea Tuesday afternoon. I can't keep anything down, not even water, but I have severe diarrhea. Looks like bile.

Needs a doctor: You need a medical attention between the vomiting and the diarrhea you will end up with severe dehydration you are going to need IV hydration and proper work up stay on liquid diet and treat the symptoms eat yogurt and banana and stay hydrated ...Read more

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I've been suspect to have hepatitis. I've been vomiting yellow bile and having continuous diarrhea. Are there any connections?

I've been suspect to have hepatitis. I've been vomiting yellow bile and having continuous diarrhea. Are there any connections?

Not necessarily: Vomiting and yellow bile vomiting may have multiple reasons other than hepatitis. In the initial phase of hepatitis the symptoms are like a mild flu, and may include diarrhea, fatigue, loss of appetite, mild fever, muscle or joint aches, nausea, slight abdominal pain, and vomiting. Later, patient develops yellow skin and eyes, light stool, dark urine, itchy skin and headache. ...Read more

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Yesyerday I started getting sharp pains like as if I had gas. It is radiating into my back. I have diarrhea with it and vomiting green bile now.

Yesyerday I started getting sharp pains like as if I had gas. It is radiating into my back. I have diarrhea with it and vomiting green bile now.

...See the PCP: 33 y/o Female says, Yesterday I started getting sharp pains like if I had gas. It is radiating into my back. I have diarrhea with it and vomiting green bile now. It is possible you ate/drank something that is contaminated /causing indigestion. Any Peptic Ulcer history? Gall bladder could also be the issue with green bile vomiting. If symptoms persist it might be a good idea to see the PCP ...Read more

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My bf is vomiting all night and all day. It prevents him from sleeping. He even vomits bile, and has diarrhea. All endoscopies say normal. Please help.

My bf is vomiting all night and all day. It prevents him from sleeping. He even vomits bile, and has diarrhea. All endoscopies say normal. Please help.

Gastritis: If he has been endoscoped must assume that he has been seen by a gastroenterologist, and if they cannot find an organic cause for this condition one must consider the possibility of this being a psychogenic disorder. Discuss with the GI doctor and ask if consultation with a therapist might be of value. ...Read more

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Rolling, sharp, crampy stomach pains, vomiting bile, diarrhea, gas?

Rolling, sharp, crampy stomach pains, vomiting bile, diarrhea, gas?

Probably gastroenteritis: You should be seen to assess for dehydration and more serious conditions such as appendicitis or cholecystitis, especially if you have never had anything surgically removed. ...Read more

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Vomiting green bile, severe upper left quadrant stomach pain, diarrhea?

Go to ER: This could be something as simple as a gastroenteritis, but the severity of symptoms suggest that you need to get an urgent evaluation. You are at high risk of getting dehydrated due to fluid loss (from both ends!), which could be a critical problem. ...Read more

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2 mos preg. Started vomiting severely yesterday, can't keep food down, bile coming up & having diarrhea which is now neon yellow. Lower back pain.?

2 mos preg. Started vomiting severely yesterday, can't keep food down, bile coming up & having diarrhea which is now neon yellow. Lower back pain.?

See a doctor: This may be a viral gastroenteritis, but since you are pregnant you want to make sure it is not anything else which may be harmful to your baby. Suggest you get checked soon. ...Read more

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Yesterday I was vomiting green bile and have had diarrhea with it since sunday evening. My abdomen hurts very badly. Er doctor said it was uti. What's wrong?

Yesterday I was vomiting green bile and have had diarrhea with it since sunday evening. My abdomen hurts very badly. Er doctor said it was uti. What's wrong?

Could be UTI, but...: Bile is typically a golden yellow to green color. It mixes with food to help digest dietary fats. When bile backs up into the stomach, it may appear in your vomitus. Lots of common things can cause bilary emesis and affect GI function (causing altered stooling) but if persistent, worsening, or associated with pain, tenderness, weight loss, blood then please have it further evaluated by your doc. ...Read more

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I've had diarrhea for 8 days (1-5 was normal, 5-8 water) and throwing up for 2 days (all bile and this morning white foam). Not much nausea, more like?

I've had diarrhea for 8 days (1-5 was normal, 5-8 water) and throwing up for 2 days (all bile and this morning white foam). Not much nausea, more like?

Recommendation : Diarrhea for 8 days, vomiting with bile definitely requires doctor's evaluation. If you still have some of these problems make appointment, please. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder removed 3weeks ago now having pain in ribs cage and threw up some bile and diarrhea. Dr doing liver tests, should I be concerned?

Had gallbladder removed 3weeks ago now having pain in ribs cage and threw up some bile and diarrhea. Dr doing liver tests, should I be concerned?

Retained stone: Your doctor is making sure you don't have a stone in your common bile duct. It is unlikely but possible. If your enzymes are elevated he/she may want to further study you. You need to avoid dehydration first. If you are holding down food for the most part then you will continue to follow up. Your surgeon who removed the gallbladder will want to know that you had this problem so call please. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Bile (Definition)

Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats ...Read more