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What is the possible cause of yellow colored stool or yellow liquid stool.?

What is the possible cause of yellow  colored stool or yellow liquid stool.?

Depends on things...: Yellow is one of the normal stool colors, but usually in babies. For non-babies, stool color changes to more yellow if the stool is looser and is moving through the bowels in a shorter time, but that should be only temporary. Older children and adults don't have yellow stool as their normal stool, so a doctor can check to see if there is an infectious problem or gall bladder (bile) problem. ...Read more

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I've had light yellow colored stools for over 2 weeks. Could this be due to eating too many tangerines? (1-2 a day)

I've had light yellow colored stools for over 2 weeks. Could this be due to eating too many tangerines? (1-2 a day)

Yellow: Please stop taking the tangerines for several days and see if the stool colors go back to "normal". If yes, you know not to take tangerines. If no you must see your doctor. Please let me know what happens. ...Read more

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I've been on amoxicillin for tooth extraction, and today i just let out a loose, yellow colored stool. Is this normal?

I've been on amoxicillin for tooth extraction, and today i just let out a loose, yellow colored stool. Is this normal?

Gastric microflora: If you have been on the antibiotics long enough it could have killed off many of your healthy gut bacteria which may have lead to the stool issue. Try some probiotic infused yogurt such as activa or greek yogurt to replenish some of these healthy gut germs. Eating 2 or 3 of these a day for the next few weeks should help. If not then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my stool yellow?

Why is my stool yellow?

Possible reasons: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. It can be seen in people w gastroesophageal reflux disease as well. ...Read more

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What could cause yellow stool?

What could cause yellow stool?

Could be bad: Acholic stools can be normal or caused by a blockage of your common bile duct from a stone or a cancer. See your internal medicine doctor. ...Read more

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What causes my stools to be yellow?

What causes my stools to be yellow?

Med eval: Yellow stool, especially if light in color can be caused by problems with the liver or gallbladder. Gastroesophageal reflex, celiac disease, intestinal inflammatory disease and malabsorption can also be causes. I recommend that you contact your physician so that this can be evaluated. ...Read more

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What could cause runny yellow stool?

What could cause runny yellow stool?

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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What causes bright yellow foamy stool?

What causes bright yellow foamy stool?

May be diet related: Usually color and consistency of stool is related to food. But it could also be caused by medications, or problems with liver , pancreas , gallbladder and colon. If after changing your diet it stays the same you need to see a dictor. ...Read more

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Why are stools brown but when you wipe it's yellow?

Why are stools brown but when you wipe it's yellow?

Bile pigment: Stool contains, among other things, a substance called bile which is produced by the gall bladder. Bile helps digest dietary fat. When a thin layer of stool is spread across toilet tissue, the greenish yellow color of bile is more readily visible than it is when it's in, well, a scoop of poop. ...Read more