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   Posted 4/20/2007 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I know, always a pleasant topic ;-)
Just wanted to know has anyone ever had yellow stool during or not during a flare up?
Thanks much

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   Posted 4/20/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Jen, I haven't had that happen, but hopefully someone might have some answers for you as to why you get this during a flare. I know that lupus can cause GI problems. It sounds like it would be worth asking your doctor about this and see what he/she thinks.

Are you flaring now? If you are, I really hope you get some relief soon.

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   Posted 4/20/2007 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you may be having too much bile in your stool especially if it burns. If this persists it could possibly indicate a problem with your liver or your gallbladder. Some people with chronic diarrhea could have this too so it may not be serious but I would suggest talking with your doc about it.

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   Posted 4/20/2007 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
this also can mean that you are not absorbing fat, and that it is passing right on through.
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   Posted 4/21/2007 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
It could also be due to your meds, have you started a new one lately? I had a bad reaction to a NSAID one time, the color of the pill was orange/yellowish and it came out the same color! It is definitely worth calling your doctor about. Let us know

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   Posted 4/21/2007 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jen--
I have something called NAFLD, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and I have it because I'm overweight and developing diabetes. I have had this for a long time. It is a very common condition, especially with anyone who is overweight or takes meds regularly, and it causes you to have a lot of bile in your stool and not absorb fat really well. Most docs don't know that there is any tx and don't bother to diagnose anyone because they believe that it is a benign condition, which is not necessary altogether true. Recently some hepatologists have begun diagnosing people and treating them for it usually with glucophage or another diabetes medicine. They have noticed that people who have fatty liver also have metabolic syndrome x or pre-diabetes caused by eating too much carbs and sugar, which often gets stored in the liver instead of processed, and producing too much insulin and your cells become immune to insulin. Anyway, I'm doing much better and don't have yellow stools since going on the metformin. Just wanted to let you know that if it becomes troublesome and persistent, you may want to look into this as it could be a sign of early onset of preventable problems. Also, following my diabetic diet helps, of course. I also seemed to have it worse when I flared and when I had a lot of acid in my stomach.

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   Posted 4/23/2007 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
HI everyone, thanks for all the input.
I am not currently on any meds. I rarely take meds even when I have period cramps or a headache.
I see my Rheum this wed in which he will have all my blood work and from there he will determine which meds I should take, if I should even take any.

When I did have this yellow stool (Had it for 3 days), I was having a "flare". I'm not even sure anymore what is a flare or what is maybe a virus.

Marji, I am very thin and fit. I work out quite a bit and eat very well so not sure my liver would be involved, but hey, ya never know.

I see the rhuem this week so will ask him. I'm suspecting it's not lupus related and maybe was something with my gall bladder.

Thanks again for all the helpful guys are awesome!

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