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What can cause the bowel to turn yellow...i had infection and was on antibiotic for some days just recently. am eating well and my skin nails are ok.

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Dr. Corey Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Typically bile

Yellow color in stool is likely from bile, indicating minor changes in rate of passage of stool through the GI tract.
Antibiotic can cause this by changing the microbial flora of the gut. Yogurt with culture or probiotic may help replace "good" bacteria, but the yellow stool is not worrisome and not related to jaundice/liver disease.

In brief: Typically bile

Yellow color in stool is likely from bile, indicating minor changes in rate of passage of stool through the GI tract.
Antibiotic can cause this by changing the microbial flora of the gut. Yogurt with culture or probiotic may help replace "good" bacteria, but the yellow stool is not worrisome and not related to jaundice/liver disease.
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