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Yellow Foamy Stool
Why am i gettin yellow foamy stool and I have gas problems after eating my age is 21 may know the apt reason?
Foamy Stool: Foamy diarrhea could indicate various maladies, including ibs, parasitic infections and gall bladder disease. If gall bladder disease is the problem, the foamy diarrhea is often yellow or green in color and can burn coming out of the anus. This is caused by bile acid. Gall bladder disease is often accompanied by a sharp pain in the upper abdomen. Also celiac disease can cause this. ...Read more
What would cause yellow foamy stool and a kind of stabbing pain between the ribs and hips on the left side. Im a 17 year old girl. This is scaring me?
See Dr if no improv.: If yellow diarrhea shows up suddenly, the most common cause is a bacterial or parasite infection (salmonella, E. coli and Giardia lamblia) Pain under the left side suggests pancreas or spleen trouble. The color of feces is directly related to the amount of bile salts excreted from the liver. If the process is inhibited eg. by a gallstone, feces gradually will change color and become yellow. ...Read more
Have yellow foamy stool.Stool varying in texture/color almost 2 months.persistent stomach cramps.bloodwork ok.CT scan ok. Doctors are being dismissiv?
Should exclude EPI: Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is 4xs more likely in males but proven cases are still pretty rare, 8 folks in 100,000. There may be more which are mild or undiagnosed. Typically there are "pale, bulky, and malodorous stools" and can be seen with abd. pain. See: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2121028-clinical Your Dr. can easily exclude this dx. and may just find a more likely cause. ...Read more
What would cause yellow/white foamy stools? Also having lots of gas. Stomach making lots of noises. But no severe pain.
Flora off balance: Could be that your gut bacterial flora is off balance. Try taking acidophilus supplements for a few weeks to see if this restores it. If not better, see MD for some bloodwork. If the stools are hard to flush down, then they are rich in fat which can mean the pancreatic, bile system is off. ...Read more
Im having soft foamy bright yellow stools, also have had uncontrollable itching all over my body for four days, what's going on?
Itching: Have you had a blood test & eosinophil count? Could be eosinophilia or mastocytosis. Mastocytosis is a rare disorder characterized by abnormal accumulations of mast cells in the skin, bone marrow, and internal organs (liver, spleen, gastrointestinal tract and lymph nodes). Consult with us to get an order for lab work asap. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
? Dietary intake: Yellowing of the skin (jaundice) and white stools (acholic) would likely be due to failure of the liver and billiary system. This is seen in newborn infants with biliary atresia and these infants require a great deal of care requiring surgical procedures and finally, if they survive to that point, a liver transplant. White stool without jaundice - maybe diet - white food that is not digested? ...Read more
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
Lotta possibilities.: Without examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health. This is a perfect description of a liver problem (but only if the urine is dark brown !). There's lots of liver problems (infection, irritation, poisoning and many others). Other categories of causes. Not absorbing food (fat, protein, or carbohydrate). Mostly, not serious diet or viral causes. but need dr visit. ...Read more
Yellow stool: Yellow stool is not normal, especially if it's been this way for a while as you state. The yellow color could signify fat in the stool ("steatorrhea") which could be related to malabsorption of fat from the diet, or a medical issue that is preventing such. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is normal for: stool to be anywhere from light yellow to dark brown. Black or white stools are concerning. In the absence of other symptoms this is nothing to worry about and is normal for you and what you eat. ...Read more
Change in bowels: 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