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tweeks2010

Yellow Stool...after Going Gluten Free?

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Just wondering is anybody has had yellow stool before and after going gluten free.

I have had yellow stool, soft, foul smelling sometimes since May 2010...I went gluten free as soon as I found out that it could be celiac disease (May)...it also varies between that and once a week for about 2 days I will get constipated....when I can finally go to the bathroom...it will be dark, pebble like and white mucus will come out with/after it.

Not to mention when the stool is yellow...I have midly undigested food in it...for instance..bean sprouts...i can't digest those for some reason. Like I said above...I have had this since May of this year..so 6 months now. I have also lost 28lbs since then as well. I am not worries about cross contamination as I am extremely careful with my food. And I am aware of malabsorbtion...could it be that? Or could it be another problem.

If anyone has this...please give me some info or details on your symptoms...the doctors here really suck...so I have been needing to do alot of my own research before I go in there.

Some infor would help...anything would....maybe even things to try to make it stop.

*Fibre supplements dont help...I just make more yellow poop.

Thanks....

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The yellow is likely bile that has been processed by your normal bacteria in your intestine (although with malabsorption issues, you may have extra bacteria right now because they're eating all your food). It's more normal for your poop to be brownish than yellowish, but the yellow pigment could just be a result of the bacteria.

What about any other food intolerances, aside from Celiac? Have you tried getting rid of dairy, soy, etc? You should talk to some of the other members of this forum who have had to get rid of multiple types of food before they were able to heal properly. If you've had bad Celiac damage to your intestines, you may need some time to heal before you can go back to a more normal diet.

You said the doctors out there are bad ... I assume you've already seen an actual gastroenterologist about this. If not, that's at least something to try. If you have, then scratch that idea.

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Tried dairy free, tried soy free...doesn't make a bit of difference....I am even yeast free. I have not seen a gasterointesterologist(spellin?)...none of the doctors have sent a referral to one yet. I am starting to get extremely frustrated with the doctors here, so much that if they end up finding something bad that I can't recover from...I will sue them. my medical file is huge and in the last 2-3 years I have been in there about 80 times...enough for them to figure it out. For example....I wanted to be tested for Candida(bacterial over growth) and the doctor told me it's impossible to test for and the people who get it are only people with hiv. That's a was of bs. I have read many of times on here how people have been tested and treated for it. Also that it comes hand in hand with intestinal parisites...(may have those). I have read tons about celiac and malabsorbtion of all kinds...I just wanted to know if anyone else had the same thing.

Thank you though. :)

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I am really sorry you've had all this trouble and the docs haven't been helpful. It always breaks my heart a little when that happens - I'm a med student (soon-to-be-doctor myself) and I feel really bad when the system fails a patient like it has for you.

Maybe ask for a GI referral? They should know more about your poop than the idiots you've seen so far and they might have more access to testing (because their heads aren't buried in the sand ... I hope ... )

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Hi tweeks

I have had a very similar story to you. Sice quitting gluten they have been yellow and usually very dense. Have you had any progress? I'd really appreciate an update if you can?

Thanks

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This is an old topic. Neither of the original participants have been here in over a year.


Peter

Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000. I was retested five years later and the biopsy was normal. You can beat this disease!

Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986

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