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Hi 19 years old been having yellow stools for a while now almost all my life recently found out on internet that could be pancreatic cancer scared!!

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Relax

Stool color is determined by two basic factors.
The first is the colorant,which is the bile made by your liver & added early in digestion.It is ultra green.The second is the action of germs in the gut that gradually changes the bile through shades of green to yellow to brown depending on how long your poop takes to go through. You can check with your doc,but are likely normal.

In brief: Relax

Stool color is determined by two basic factors.
The first is the colorant,which is the bile made by your liver & added early in digestion.It is ultra green.The second is the action of germs in the gut that gradually changes the bile through shades of green to yellow to brown depending on how long your poop takes to go through. You can check with your doc,but are likely normal.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Marek Bozdech
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Very unlikely

Stool color is determined by diet, bile, and sometimes by bleeding.
The most common cause of a lighter stool color, if there are no symptoms, is the food you eat. Do you eat meat? If you have abdominal pain and very light stools, you could have blockage of the bile duct by gallstones or narrowing. Pancreatic or bile duct cancer is very rare at age 19. if worried, see your doctor.

In brief: Very unlikely

Stool color is determined by diet, bile, and sometimes by bleeding.
The most common cause of a lighter stool color, if there are no symptoms, is the food you eat. Do you eat meat? If you have abdominal pain and very light stools, you could have blockage of the bile duct by gallstones or narrowing. Pancreatic or bile duct cancer is very rare at age 19. if worried, see your doctor.
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