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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
? 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
Faster stool transit: Stool color is dependent on bile. Green bile gets excreted from the liver into the stool. As it travels through the bowel, the bile is acted on by gut bacteria and gradually changes color from green to yellow to brown. If the stool moves faster through the gut, bacteria have less time to change the bile color. This is not a problem unless having persistent diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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