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QUESTION}for the last two days my stool has been yellow and

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QUESTION}for the last two days my stool has been yellow and greasy and I have felt like I need the toilet when I go it is just gas and small greasy stool. Should I be concerned
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


It is usually dietary.

In some cases it can represent gallbladder problems, but you would typically have other symptoms.

Viral infection can do it, as can liver problems.

I should point out that at age 50 a colonoscopy for screening is recommended.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Yellow greasy stool means fat is present in stool.

Not normal.

Fat is digested by the bile emulsification released from gallbladder nd then from pancreatic enzyme release.

So you may have problem in the gallbladder or pancreas.

Gallbladder problem is more likely.

Hence, you should see your doctor for gallbladder scan.

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