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Old 08-18-2014, 06:41 PM   #1
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Yellow Stools

I have been having yellow stools off and on for a while. I had an ultrasound done which showed a sludge in my gallbladder but everything else was fine.

I also get a sharp pain every once in a while where my gallbladder is located. Can a sludge in my gallbladder cause yellow stools?

My doctor doesn't seem too concerned.

The whites of my eyes are still white.

I would have normal brown stools then yellow for a while then brown again.

If there was anything going on, wouldn't it stay yellow at all times?

Any information will be appreciated.

Thank you,


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Old 08-18-2014, 08:45 PM   #2
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Re: Yellow Stools

Yellow stool may indicate problems with the gallbladder and liver. Bile salts from the liver gives stool its brownish color and when bile output is diminished, it often first appears as yellow stool.

When my US showed sludge, my surgeon ordered a HIDA scan, which showed my gallbladder was non-functioning. I had surgery 3 days later.

You could also have a malfunctioning gallbladder, If chronically inflammed, it cannot release bile properly, meaning a back up of bile, which when sudenly released can make you feel sick.

I would avoid fatty foods, it will make your problem worse.

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