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Yellow Stool: Is it Normal? – Yellow Bowel Movement

With the exception of newborns and infants, yellow stools rare and can be caused by various digestive disorders and biliary or liver problems. Pancreatic insufficiency and malabsorption system disorder can also be a cause. Usually, yellow stool indicates a serious liver, intestinal, or stomach condition. In infants, it is normal for a change in stool […]

Floating Stools: Is it Normal Stool?

Floating stools are generally associated with some degree of difficulty digesting or absorbing nutrients (sugars, fats, proteins, or vitamins) from food or excessive gas.  Stools that float occur in a variety of situations although most are diet-related or caused by diarrhea due to a gastrointestinal infection. Certain foods or a change in overall diet can […]

White Stool, Pale Stools: Bowel Movement Color: What Does it Mean?

White stool at any time is not normal and should be promptly evaluated by a doctor. There may be medications that may cause pale, light colored stool. Other than certain medications, white or pale colored stool may indicate a serious underlying problem in the liver or biliary tract. Bile is a digestive fluid produced by […]

Stool Color – Bowel Movement Color – What Does it Mean?

Stool can vary in shape, size, color, and texture. Green, red, maroon, pale or yellow stool may raise alarm. Examining stool after a bowel movement can you tell you a lot about your digestive system, from what you have recently eaten to the presence of blood in your stool. Be sure to pay attention to […]

Green Stool – Green Bowel Movements – What Does it Mean?

Stool comes in a variety of colors. All shades of brown and green are considered normal and rarely indicate possible serious condition. Stool color is typically caused by the foods you digest and the amount of bile in your stool. Green stool can also be caused by iron supplements. Bile is a brilliant yellow-greenish liquid […]