How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Arun Phophalia Your Own Question
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 35456
Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Arun Phophalia is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Im passing yellow fatty things in my stool for 4 weeks and

This answer was rated:

hi there im passing yellow fatty things in my stool for 4 weeks and now there red as ive passed a bit of blood in my stool and had the diarreah

Hello Peter,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

Do you have abdominal pain, bloating, gas, indigestion?
Any significant past medical history or surgery?
Any family history?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes my stomach feels bloated all the time with gas and abdominal cramps and my gp give me some lyrica as my food is not being broken down its coming out undigested properly making me feel weak i stopped the lyrica last weak as they made me exausted and give me the runs i also have pain in my back left side behind stomach for a few month but have a pain further across and down to the left side of lung area

Hello Peter,

Following are the likely possibilities of the diagnosis;

1) Diverticulitis
2) Inflammatory bowel disorder (Ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease)
3) Chronic pancreatitis.
4) Worm infestations

The yellow material is likely to be undigested fat. This may occur in all of the three above disorders. Apart from sigmoidoscopy the other investigative modalities to help in the diagnosis are;

1) Stool exam
2) Stool culture
3) CT scan of abdomen
4) Ultrasound
5) Barium meal follow through study and barium enema.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

Thanks for using Just Answer.

I hope that this information is helpful. If you need further information, please just send me a reply asking for clarification. Once you are satisfied, I hope you will enter a positive rating so that I will be credited for assisting you. Thanks again for using this service. Your business is appreciated.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i also should of mentioned that my stools are really smelly with mucos and come out three hours later sometimes its diareah or smelly stools with mucus

Hello Peter,

This points to Ulcerative colitis. A biopsy of the rectum or colon when doing sigmoidoscopy is usually the diagnostic for it.

It is privilege assisting you.
Dr. Arun Phophalia and other Health Specialists are ready to help you