Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

Why have I developed a yellow watery stool?

By Anonymous June 17, 2018 - 2:08pm
Rate This

I have recently developed a runny stool, alternating occasionally with a yellow stool and gas

Add a Comment1 Comments


Hello. Thank you for posting.

It’s normal for your stool to change color. A varied diet and changes in your diet impact your stool. But yellow stool, sometimes called pale stool, can also indicate a number of health problems.

Yellowish (or greenish) stools that are greasy and foul smelling may be due to malabsorption disorders, such as celiac disease, or parasites such as giardia when accompanied by diarrhea. Tan colored stools suggest difficulty digesting fats, which causes congestion in the liver and gallbladder. IBS and yellow stools sometimes occur together. Stress, diet, and certain medications can also impact your stool, among other causes.

If the color persists for several days or is accompanied by other symptoms, you may want to contact your doctor.


June 17, 2018 - 2:47pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.