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Orange Stool

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i can't remember if i posted this question before...but here it goes....does anyone suffer from orange colored stool? i have been gluten-free for 10 years and the past couple of years things have gotten worse.....i have noticed for quite some time that pretty much every day, no matter what kind of stool i have, it's generally on the orange side.....help??!!

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Foods that can cause orange stool include:

Any food with artificial yellow or orange coloring

Carrots

Cilantro

Collard greens

Fresh thyme

Kale

Sweet potatoes

Spinach

Turnip greens

Winter squash

If stool is still orange when it is eliminated, it could mean that it is not being exposed to, or absorbing enough, bile salt. Bile is yellowish green, and when it reacts with enzymes in the bowel, it turns stool brown.

One reason that stool may not be absorbing enough bile is that the stool is moving through the body too quickly. This could be caused by a variety of reasons, including diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, or short bowel syndrome. A second cause is a lack of bile, which could mean that the body is not making enough bile, or that the bile ducts are blocked. A blockage in the bile ducts can be caused by gallstones, inflammation, cysts or tumors.

If you can not attribute the color of your stool to a dietary reason, or if you have other symptoms (such as diarrhea, constipation, weakness, or dizziness), consult your physician.

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I would suggest you try a digestive enzyme per the mostly likely non-dietary reasons Mummyto3 mentioned. NOW Super Enzymes have helped me a lot.

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Cashew nuts can do that also if you eat a lot of them.

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