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yellow stool color?

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  • Posted By: shayde
  • November 23, 2006
  • 09:21 PM

A little history about me, i have a 12 years of alcohol abuse "binge drinking" and have sobered up for a while now, i am 29, I have received help for my condition, but i have some physical symptoms that freak me out, As of the past two weeks i have had frequent sometimes loose sometimes bulky yellow stools the past couple of days they have been "trying to get darker". i have had one normal bowell movement. Today they are kindof a olive yellow brown? The test i have ran so for are a full liver panel, which came out perfect, i have had a urine sample taken, perfect no bilirubin in the urine and my bilirubin blood level was normal, alkaline phosphate perfect, ALT,AST perfect, I do pass mucus in my stool it is a yellow color. I do not have any abdominal discomfort or pain. I also have had them run all hepatitus check, all is well, no yellow disoleration od the skin and eyes, i do have severe GAD "generalized anxiety disorder" and have since freak out the last couple of weeks about this' lost sleep i am hungry but am fearful to eat cause im sick of looking at this, im also a hypocaudriac, that blows things way out of proportion, I should also mention that i had a full stool parasite and culture work done, this is perfect as well. So my question is what could be wrong, i know it is possible my damaging past could be catching up with me. And any and all advice would be very appreciated.

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  • You should ask for a colonscopy. Yellow stool is a sign of things moving to fast. You could be experiencing the starting symptoms of IBD. IBD is not curable, but fully treatable. Get it looked into.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 08:55 PM
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  • thanks for the reply PiaSava,i will look into it i have done further evaluation on my liver and everything looks fine, i asked for a biopsy and my doctor looked at me as if i were wearing a red clown suite, and told me every test i received came back with flying colors, i will look into the colonoscopy, thanks again.
    shayde 1 Replies
    • November 28, 2006
    • 02:04 AM
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  • yellow stool is a sign of malabsorption, it might sound crazy to test you for celiac disease (gluten intolerance) but it is way more common than you think, in fact its said that 1 in 133 people have celiac disease, mostly without any gastrointestinal symptoms, try not eating wheat for a few days, but ONLY for a few days, see if the stool color changes, you should notice a change soon if you have celiac, go back to a wheat containing diet soon if you plan to get tested because otherwise it would come back negative.
    the_one 39 Replies
    • December 5, 2006
    • 04:52 PM
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  • Hi! Did you find out what was your problem? Well... I have that symptom too (and only symptom), since more than one month, always hoping that the feces turn darker... What I have in common with you is that I suffer from GAD too.I don't know what's going wrong with me :S I'm scared...
    karaixx 1 Replies Flag this Response
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