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What are the causes of yellow diarrhea?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Bile

Bile, a fluid secreted by the liver to assist in fat absorption is often poorly absorbed when you have diarrhea.
This liquid has a yellow-green color and is responsible for the yellowish-green color often seen with diarrhea.

In brief: Bile

Bile, a fluid secreted by the liver to assist in fat absorption is often poorly absorbed when you have diarrhea.
This liquid has a yellow-green color and is responsible for the yellowish-green color often seen with diarrhea.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine

In brief: May be normal

Yellow diarrhea is not necessarily a problem. It may be based on your diet and the transit time through the bowel.
If it is associated with mucus or blood or there is a bad odor, check a stool sample. Color to the stool indicates the liver is working properly.

In brief: May be normal

Yellow diarrhea is not necessarily a problem. It may be based on your diet and the transit time through the bowel.
If it is associated with mucus or blood or there is a bad odor, check a stool sample. Color to the stool indicates the liver is working properly.
Dr. Katharine Cox
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