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Yellow Foamy Stool
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
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
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
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
My one year old has had diarrhea since yesterday afternoon. it started like really soft stool, then clear liquid. now, yellow/white foamy consistancy?
BRAT diet: Stop drinking milk for at least 1-2 days, then advance solids with bananas, rice, Apple, and tea for the rest of the week ...Read more
Yellow foamy burning liquid with bits of stool. Just had galbladder surgery to remove one stone. Stomach still bloated and hurt. Still have nausea
Can be normal postop: Occasionally after a cholecystectomy one may see bilous (yellow liquidy) stools especially after eating a fatty meal. This should improve with time. As long as there is no fever, chills or significant abdomen pains you should be fine in no time. If symptoms persist i would call your doctor for further evaluation. ...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
"What goes in must..: Since the color you described does not "ring a bell" as signifying any particular disease entity it is likely that your diet may contain clues about the color of your feces. For example certain food coloring dyes will persist through the journey from your mouth to your bowel movements (EG: Orange dyes) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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