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Dear sir, iam having brown colour and yellow colour stools, no pain no bleeding some times loose stools what does this indicates.

Dear sir, iam having brown colour and yellow colour stools, no pain no bleeding some times loose stools what does this indicates.

Change in stools: Amount, color, frequency, texture 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.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Took my daughter to triage, they said its nothing to worry about, but that's been 2 weeks now she has had very loose stools yellow in colour, not right?

Took my daughter to triage, they said its nothing to worry about, but that's been 2 weeks now she has had very loose stools yellow in colour, not right?

Need much more: You don't mention your daughters age, general health, or any other symptoms she is having. Has she had vomiting, fever, pain? Has she been seen by a doctor at all yet? With only knowing she has had diarrhea for 2 weeks, would say monitor diet to include high protein, low dairy, no simple sugars and lots of water. Would recommend evaluation if this has gone on two weeks already.

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On vanc. Now for c diff. 2nd day on it. Still loose stools. How long till improvement with stool? Also my stool is soft green look. Wipe its yellow

On vanc. Now for c diff. 2nd day on it. Still loose stools. How long till improvement with stool? Also my stool is soft green look. Wipe its yellow

See below: The diarrhea usually improvs after 3-4 days of treatment but you need to complete the full 14 day treatment course. I would also recommend probiotic treatment with vsl#3 and florastor 1 capsule of each 2 time a day for 30 days. Note there is a 25% relase rate that necessitates retreatment.

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Hi I'm 40 and scared I've got panceatic cancer I've had loose stools on and off for about 6 weeks and now there yellow I also drink alcholo a lot?

Hi I'm 40 and scared I've got panceatic cancer I've had loose stools on and off for about 6 weeks and now there yellow I also drink alcholo a lot?

Pancreatitis: The story of loose yellowish stools is sign of steatorrhea. Here there is no pancreatic juice function to dissolve and absorb fat that can be measured by radioactive triolein. Also here is obstruction of bile duct. Steatorrhera not common with pancreatic Ca. More ilkely pancreatitis from common duct stone. Need ERCPand bx of pancreas duct and CAT scan of abdomen.

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My one year old daughter has had whole cow's milk for about 3 weeks now. The past 4 days she has had 3-4 yellow loose stools. Could she be allergic?

My one year old daughter has had whole cow's milk for about 3 weeks now. The past 4 days she has had 3-4 yellow loose stools. Could she be allergic?

Need to see a doctor: It could be lactose intolerance. You could stop using it and see if symptom resolve. If symptom persist you better bring your daughter to see a doctor.

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Last couple of days I have had yellow loose stools? The last couple of days when I go to the bathroom my stools where yellow and then green, loose stools. Should I be concerned? I can't get in to see a doctor until next month on the 14th. I am worried, wh

Last couple of days I have had yellow loose stools? The last couple of days when I go to the bathroom my stools where yellow and then green, loose stools. Should I be concerned? I can't get in to see a doctor until next month on the 14th. I am worried, wh

I: I would call your doctor. The green stools may not be such a big deal because that can occur when feces transits too quickly through the colon. It prevents bile from be adequately metabolised and thus the feces do not from green to their characteristic brown colored. This is usually wet or liquid. However, the yellow stools could be from an absence of bile salts (liver, gallbladder or common bile duct). I would let you doctor know, as it is likely that he or she might want to see you sooner.

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Stomach cramps and diarhea for 4 days. Creamy yellow oily loose stools. What does this mean?

Stomach cramps and diarhea for 4 days. Creamy yellow oily loose stools. What does this mean?

Sounds like: A fat malabsorbtion problem which can be associated with a number of enteric viral infections! Check with your Primary Medical Care Provider if symtoms persist! In the meantime avoid fatty foods!! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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Am recovering from another Diverticulitis infection w/ UTI as well. This is 3rd UTI since Oct. Have had yellow loose stools. See a urologist? Thnx!

Am recovering from another Diverticulitis infection w/ UTI as well. This is 3rd UTI since Oct. Have had yellow loose stools. See a urologist? Thnx!

Question for you?: Is the UTI with the same/recurrent bacteria, and is the bacteria found in your urine native to the gut? If so, could you have a diverticular fistula to the bladder? Might want to check this possibility out--

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My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.

My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.

Need more info: Do not know the age of the baby, what other symptoms may be present, whether she is feeding appropriately, sleeping too much, irritable, or other vital info. Strongly suggest that you take her asap and be seen by a doctor to make certain nothing serious is going on, or at least call and speak with a pediatrician.

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I have burning diarrhea. I went and it was mainly acid, but there was some stringy white pieces that looked to be dancing. Is it tapeworms?

I have burning diarrhea. I went and it was mainly acid, but there was some stringy white pieces that looked to be dancing. Is it tapeworms?

Mucus in diarrhea: Seems like mucus. If lasting > 3-4 days or occurring 3-4 months of the year, you should be evaluated for food intolerances, inflammatory bowel disease or infection like giardia, amebiosis, camphylobacter or H pylori. F/u/ w/ gastroenterologist.

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I get stringy mucous diarrhea that burns, there is still some blood rarely but I don't have health insurance, what can I do?

I get stringy mucous diarrhea that burns, there is still some blood rarely but I don't have health insurance, what can I do?

BRAT diet: Try what we use for young patients. A BRAT diet. Bananas, rick, apple sauce, and toast do this for 2-3 days, or until the diarrhea is gone; then gradually re-introduce your regular diet. If this is not effective, then you will need to see a DR

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I am chronic diarrhea big time. I have tried many things to stop it. Added fiber, cut out certain foods, etc. My stool is stringy with mucos....any?

I am chronic diarrhea big time. I have tried many things to stop it. Added fiber, cut out certain foods, etc. My stool is stringy with mucos....any?

Probiotics: I have found the use of probiotics to be very useful to treat many forms of diarrhea. Probiotics are the good kinds of bacteria that are needs for proper function of your intestines. Probiotics may be obtained by drinking kefir. Eating yogurt or various fermented vegetables like sauerkraut. There are also probiotic supplements available from health food stores.

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Prone to stomach problems. However tonight have had diarrhea 5 times in the last hour, and have a red stringy almost plastic line floating.

Prone to stomach problems. However tonight have had diarrhea 5 times in the last hour, and have a red stringy almost plastic line floating.

Follow up with ur: Gi and get evaluated for ibs, ibd, bacterial infection. Get reassurance from him that ur parasite infection last year was effectively treated. Take care! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-diarrhea. http://www. Webmd. Com/ibd-crohns-disease/default. Htm? Names-dropdown= http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs/.

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On bcp. 2 light periods 2 weeks apart-light brown stringy w/some red. Yesterday- wave of nausea. Diarrhea, no appetite, ab pain for couple days. Why?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous.

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I have had diarrhea for about 4 months now with loose, at times stringy, stool that seems yellow. My stomach rumbles at times but no pain, reasons?

I have had diarrhea for about 4 months now with loose, at times stringy, stool that seems yellow. My stomach rumbles at times but no pain, reasons?

Help define problem: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), ; duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis.

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Couple hours with diarrhea, bowel movement turned bloody with stringy stuff attached. What could that be a symptom of? (Mom is 89; Mex food that night

Couple hours with diarrhea, bowel movement turned bloody with stringy stuff attached. What could that be a symptom of? (Mom is 89; Mex food that night

Go to the ER: If you have diarrhea (or someone else has it) that becomes bloody - this needs urgent medical evaluation. It could represent an invasive food borne pathogen, or possibly some ischemic issue with the gut (as in an older person). Blood losses from the GI tract can be significant and need proper evaluation. I would try to get seen by a doctor ASAP.

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What causes stringy diarrhea I am having fatigue, vomiting, eye pain, and now stringy diarrhea?

What causes stringy diarrhea I am having fatigue, vomiting, eye pain, and now stringy diarrhea?

Viral syndrome!: Sounds like viral syndrome. Hydrate, get plenty of electrolytes and rest.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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