Pancreatitis green stool

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Avatar n tn Loss of appetitie and vomiting can occur. There may be yellow eyes, dark urine and pale stool. In general terms, if you have pancreatitis then you should contact your doctor when you have any of the above symnptoms or a change in your usual abdominal pains.
467797 tn?1216214857 I have random bouts of yellow/green liquid with my stool, which is somewhat yellow in color. Sometimes when I go to the bathroom, which is hardly ever firm, some of the stool will stick to the bowl. I also have random pain, just below my ribs and sometimes it feels like it wraps around to my back just under the ribs. I also get slightly nauseous. I have mentioned all this to my GI but he just tells me it's my acid reflux and to increase my Prilosec.
902019 tn?1249865014 I was diagnosed 2 years ago with AIP, have a 25 year history of autoimmune disorders (eosinophilic vasculitis, mild Sjogren's). Usually have done well with prednisone for the various flare-ups but with AIP, still recurring symptoms and the elevated IgG4 periodically. Next step may be Imuran. Is there anyone out there who has had good results with Imuran for autoimmune pancreatitis?
Avatar n tn Bacteria in the colon and bile pigments also play a role in determining stool color. Yellowish brown, green, tan and orange colored stool have all been described and are considered normal. Black, tarry stools or red, burgundy colored stools are indicative of recent gastrointestinal bleeding. Clay colored stools indicate a blockage of the bile ducts.
266195 tn?1215314011 Stool that is pale or grey may be caused by insufficient bile output due to conditions such as cholecystitis, gallstones, biliary dyskinesia, giardia parasitic infection, hepatitis, chronic pancreatitis, or cirrhosis. Bile salts from the liver give stool its brownish color. If there is decreased bile output, stool is much lighter in color. Reflux can be a symptom of some of these as well. Personal experience: I was getting the same thing, heartburn, pale stools, etc.
Avatar n tn The location of your pain sounds very much like where mine was located before my first attack of acute pancreatitis. I now have chronic pancreatitis. I also had the yellow stools, either fatty or so oily that they would float. Also had the weight loss and inability to eat. Back ache is also a common complaint, but not everyone gets it. You need a second opinion.
Avatar m tn I have been on this diet for two weeks straight. About 1 week ago, my stool started having almost a neon green color to it, that has now turned to a duller green color. But starting yesterday, I have had a brownish/orange oil along with my stool that looks almost like the oil used in Italian dressing. My stool has a strange odor to it, and I can't pass gas without also having some of the oil like substance come out. I don't cook any food in oil, and I don't eat any fatty foods.
Avatar f tn For now, shes quite stable, and the blood on the stool happens every few days. This morning the stool was good, no blood. If this food doesn't help, I'll look into a biopsy and official IBD diagnosis. God knows I'm familiar enough with it. Ugh. Thanks!
Avatar n tn Slight elevation of amalayse and white count. Dr sent me to hospital poss d/x pancreatitis. Cat scan normal. ER Doc d/x gastritis. On Levbid & Previcid. Over last 2 wks, vomiting, every 3-4 days, several times in a row. Emesis ranges from undigested food that had been eaten up to 8 hrs prior to green/grey fluid. Always nauseated. Appetite erratic- some days I can eat, others not. Also now severely constipated. If I use an enema, I have a hard stool with a small amount of blood.
Avatar f tn hi, im a 20yr old female and i was diagnosed with pancreatitis and was hospitalized and placed on medicines that later on, had to stop taking due to some side effeccts, such as, unable to get up in the morning and nausea. while, as those problems persisted, i now have light headedness, shortness of breath, headaches, back pain, and gas/olive green stool. what could this mean?
Avatar m tn At about the same time my stool began to turn green. I suspect Metronidazole-associated pancreatitis? Should I discontinue metronidazole?
Avatar n tn 4 months ago I had my gallbladder removed after being hospitalized for 3 days with a severe attack which turned into pancreatitis. I also have kidney disease which was diagnosed 15 years ago. Since my surgery I have suffered from severe heartburn, nausea and diarrhea. Often waking up in the middle of the night to vomit. My stools are either black or often green usually no more that liquid. Is there anything I can do to eliminate the need to stay close to home after eating a meal?
Avatar m tn For example, if the traveling time through the intestine is too rapid, then bile won't have the time to go through additional color changes and the stool color may be close to green. The color of stool can change for other reasons as well. Many changes in stool color may not be of much importance, especially if the change happens once and is not consistent from one stool to the next. Sudden major changes in stool color that persist may suggest an underlying medical problem.
Avatar n tn Have you seen a gastroenterologist for this problem? If the stool cultures came back "normal" why does your doctor suspect malabsorption? It surely sounds like malabsorption and the other complaints, (abdominal pain, pain and nausea after eating, pain behind left shoulder blade, gas, yellow stools, etc.) certainly are all conditions common with chronic pancreatitis. Was bloodwork done to check your amylase and lipase levels?
Avatar n tn Have the doctors checked for coeliac disease and pancreatitis? Just clutching at straws here. Ask if they can do a calprotectin stool assay test. I have had Crohn's for 37 yrs and this test has only been available in England (where it was developed) for about 4 years. If the calprotectin level is out of range (norm is 20) this shows inflammation in the digestive tract - but not where.
Avatar n tn As food moves through the digestive tract, it turns from green to yellow-orange to brown. Bile and bacteria is what gives stool its final brown color. If stool is still green when it is eliminated, it could mean that it is not being exposed to, or absorbing enough, bile salt. So definitely these two possibilities have to be ruled out.I would suggest a gastroenterologist,s evaluation and an ultrasound or CT abdomen. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar m tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including microscopic sludge/stones in the common bile duct, gallbladder problems, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, mininal change chronic pancreatitis, etc., etc., etc. There are two relatively non-invasive procedures: 1) Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and 2) MRCP-S (Secretin). The EUS can image the pancreas and ductal system.
Avatar f tn My sister that died from cirrhosis never had elevated pancreatic enzyme levels either yet part of her pancreas was necrotic. In addition to the pain, my stool is always orange, green, or yellow. It is thin and ribbon like and short and looks like it is full of holes like a sponge. My sister's bowel movements looked just like this. In the last month, the pain has spread to the right side. I had a CT scan which revealed abnormalities in my liver.
Avatar f tn I took Prevacid for about four months but have been off of it for three months now. I recently had a bout of lime-green colored stool that lasted for 24 hours and then cleared up. My primary doctor can find nothing wrong with me and I am still living with this little bee stinging sensation in my side. Can anyone help?
Avatar m tn Since my stomach pains a little over a month ago I've been having discolored stool. Pale, then more yellowish but not really yellow, brownish-orange, brownish-yellow and then green. I was looking at blood work from about 6 months ago and my Lipase level was at 258. The reference range was from 140 to 286. Could I be having some sort of problem with my pancreas causing the odd colored stool for so long now OR does that go more towards an IBSish diagnosis?
Avatar m tn , it starts with slight bloating in my stomach followed by horrible disgusting sulphur smelling burps all the while the bloating gets worse then approx 6 hours after i get the most awfully painful stomach cramps it is excruciating there is only a 1 second temp relief at the exact moment i pass wind or burp this is followed by severe vomiting which is a green brown bile colour which itself smells of rotten feces, the final stage is gallons of diarrhea, usually when i eventually finish, the pain s
Avatar n tn 00AM Oily or floating stools (steatorrhea) suggests malabsorption or chronic pancreatitis. I would suggest tests to look for this. For chronic pancreatitis, one can obtain a plain abdominal film to look for any calcifications. Serum amylase and lipase levels can also be obtained. If this is the case, pancreatic enzyme supplementation (using medication) is indicated. For malabsorption, it would be a good idea to send the stool off for analysis.
Avatar n tn i have had alot of stomach problems all my adult life but what can make the color of your stool green have pains in left and right side into back and have the dumping problem thankyou
Avatar n tn Eight years ago, I had my first incident of vomiting green bile coupled with extreme pain in my upper left quadrant. They initially thought it was pancreatitus, but all the bloodwork came up good. Then they thought I had a gallbladder problem, but I never had any gallstones. Several months later my brother passed away, and two days after that, the doctor in Las Vegas removed my gallbladder.
382209 tn?1199831271 You can still consider malabsorption as a cause - and this can be tested with a variety of stool tests. Another cause of mucous in the stools would be chronic pancreatitis. Imaging the pancreas and obtaining appropriate pancreatic enzymes can be done to investigate this cause. Otherwise, irritable bowel syndrome can lead to chronic loose stools in the absence of findings in the tests. These options can be discussed with your personal physician.
Avatar n tn it has been 7 weeks since my surgery, and i am still running a fever, i can eat about once every 3 days, then i have nauseau, vomiting, followed by two solid days of green/yellow stagnat liquid stool w/out any fecal matter. i am on reglan and prevacid, and have been removed from all pain meds for over 3 weeks. following the Dr.s orders, i have attempted to modify my diet and lifestyle in an attempt to cope with the complications i am having now.
Avatar n tn I am a 65 yr old female and have been having severe attacks of excruciating lower abdomen pain that starts like gas pain, then gets harder (just like labor pains)then eventually to diarrhea & vomiting to dry heaving up a vile tasting dark green liquid (after all food substance is gone). I have had 6 of these attacks starting in late October, Jan, March, 2 in April and 1 this week each ending up in the E.R. with demoral & phenegran after x-rays & CT Scans.
Avatar m tn I'm in a similar situation as you in that i'm alternating between taking it our or not. Stool colors range from clay to gray to green to brown (usually the last 3). Occasional bloating and heartburn. Got the nausea thing, too, though I find it's usually caused by too much acid in my stomach (I also feel a discomfort in my back).
Avatar f tn I'm hoping someone will read and reply with some sort of response. I do have a question to add. Lately my stool has been BRIGHT green. I've been taking Acidophilus, Benefiber (two teaspoons once daily), and a stool softener with a stimulant laxative in it (just 1 pill per day). I know that the bright green color can mean that the stool is going through my digestional tract too quickly. So the stimulant laxative might be the cause.