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I had a bowel movement and my stool was sorta yellow. Could it be something I ate?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not to worry

Possible. Either way i would not be too worried.

In brief: Not to worry

Possible. Either way i would not be too worried.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Martin Raff
Unless your stools are jet black, streaked with bright red blood, totally colorless or coated with mucous, and they are formed, they should be fine.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Changed stool color

The color 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.
Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if yellowish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor.

In brief: Changed stool color

The color 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.
Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if yellowish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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