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  • Posted By: zion8888
  • May 28, 2009
  • 01:58 AM

I first noticed the change in the colour of my stool about 10 months ago. It stayed yellowish ever since and i am worried. At about the same time is where I experienced a lack of hunger. I loved the taste of food and loved to eat but i just didn't feel hungry. I still ate anyways but probably just not as much. My weight has stayed about the same nonetheless. I also feel colder and find it very hard to keep warm. I went to the doctor after a month of experiencing symptoms and i had a urine and blood test done. The tests were normal and i didnt go back to the doc since. The doc didnt tell me anything of what it could be and it that was frustrating. Is this something that i should be worried about? I am a 19 year old male if that helps.

Any insight on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Please describe your diet in as much detail as you can.Because it sounds like your stool changed color pretty rapidly, and because has it been consistently yellow ever since, I think it could be a bacterial infection in your colon.If you lost weight or if you are experiencing fevers, definitely go back to your doctor and tell him about that.1) What were those blood and urine tests for?2) What's the consistency of your stool? Solid, middle of the road, or diarrhea?That would just be helpful to know.3) Have you lost weight?4) Do you have fever?5) Are you noticeably gassier than you were 10 months ago?If the answer is yes, go back to your doctor and tell him. Heck, go back to your doctor anyway, there's no reason not to.6) Do you get nausea or cramps after meals?The other possibility is a malfunctioning gallbladder. It was a ***l that one of my exes went through, and I remember the symptoms very well. If this is the case, you will tend to feel better if you avoid fat in your diet. Try that and see if it helps.7) Do you get heartburn frequently?I think this is unlikely because you'd probably mention the heartburn if you had it, but another possibility is gastro-esophageal reflux. That should be pretty easy to treat if it turns out to be the case.
    blin.komom 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • i eat a very clean diet.i do not eat: dairy/milk, junk food, processed food, bread or anything that has sugar.i do eat meat, vegetables, fish, nuts, I basically only eat healthy whole foods as much as possible and almost never eat foods that are high on the glycemic index.for breakfast i eat steel cut oatsfor lunch i usually eat chicken/beef/fish with some vegetablesfor dinner i usually eat the same types of food for a snack i usually eat walnuts or some kind of nuts or a sweet potato or avocadoi also take a tablespoon of EFA before breakfast and dinner.i did not experience any fevers or if i did it was only for a day or two at most a while back.my doctor did not mention what the tests were for but i did not get a call back so i assume that everything was normal.i do not have diarrhea. the consistency is usually solid/middle and it usually sinks to the bottom.my weight has remainded about the same. i don't think i lost weight.i am not any more gassier then i was 10 months ago or not noticeably anyway. im not very gassy at all.i do not get nausea or cramps after meals.i do not get heartburn at all.i probably eat a diet that is high in fat considering i take EFA oil and nuts. I don't think the fat is bothering me but it is worth a try. I will avoid eating foods high in fat and EFA oil just to see what happens.thanks for the suggestion i will try it and reply with results
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