why is my poop yellow?
anything spicy gives me terrible stomachaches and my poop is yellow
- Agent D ( MIB )Lv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
What then did you expect? a rainbow coloured poop?
- 1 decade ago
The best answer would (as almost always) be to talk to your doctor, but here's some information from About.com:
Yellow stool can indicate that food is passing through the digestive tract relatively quickly. Yellow stool can be found in people with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Symptoms of GERD include heartburn, chest pain, sore throat, chronic cough, and wheezing. Symptoms are usually worse when lying down or bending. Foods that can worsen GERD symptoms include peppermint, fatty foods, alcohol, coffee, and chocolate.
Yellow stool can also result from insuffient bile output. Bile salts from the liver gives stool its brownish color. When bile output is diminished, it often first appears as yellow stool. If there is a greater reduction in bile output, stool lose almost all of its color, becoming pale or grey.
If the onset is sudden, yellow stool can also be a sign of a bacterial infection in the intestines.