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I have been having watery yellow stools past three days.

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I have been having watery yellow stools for the past three days. Morning stools are a little more firm but by the third bowel movement-it is running out of me. It is bright yellow, watery, has yellow mucus, and some red mucus also. Today it started within minutes upon drinking something this morning. I have had some stomach cramps but would not rate them as severe and some are more like a stabbing pain on the upper right abdomen--uncomfortable but not severe. Stool smells foul. I have little appetite but am trying to eat something and drinking water to stay hydrated. My gallbladder was removed in 2006. I have fibromyalgia and experience several symptoms that could be masking an issue with this. I normally experience constipation from the medications I take however I do have occasional bouts of diarrhea. This yellow, watery, mucus stool has never occurred prior to this and there has been no change in medications. I do not have a fever.
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Customer: I'm not sure. I have fibro so I have a lot of little issues and a few big issues and have no idea what would be fibro related or connected to this.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This is definitely due to the bacterial or parasitic infection.

You need stool tests.

Antibiotics cipro and flagyl should be started soon for treatment.
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