How does your stool (poop) change during POIS?

5 (26.3%)
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1 (5.3%)
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Sicky/greasy (adhesive)
4 (21.1%)
It doesn't change
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4 (21.1%)
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3 (15.8%)

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How does your stool (poop) change during POIS?
« on: November 22, 2020, 06:30:18 PM »
Both me and Journey are experience yellowish and sticky stool during pois.  For me the feces gets yelllowish, sticky and possible more smelly at around day 4-5 after pois and can either become better after some day or stay yellow/sticky for weeks. The normal brown color of stool occurs due to the presence of bilirubin. Bilirubin is formed as a breakdown product of hemoglobin (from red blood cells) in the liver and is secreted into the bile, which enters the intestines.

There are a variety of reasons why stool will be yellow, greasy, and foul smelling. It can be due to the intestine's inability to digest and absorb fat because of diseases of the intestinal lining (such as in celiac disease and cystic fibrosis) because the pancreas is unable to manufacture adequate digestive enzymes (such as with chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer that blocks the pancreatic duct, or there is not enough bile being delivered to the intestine (such as in cancer of the liver or bile ducts that are blocked). The yellowness, greasiness, and foul smell is due to the undigested fat.

So either the liver or pancreas (or both) are temprarily compromised because of the POIS-inflammation - just confirming the inflammatory sideeffect of POIS (and maybe putting weight on improving the digestive system).

Please also tell me how long time this last on pois and when you did notice it the first time (has it become more noticable over the years?)!

Turmeric in the diet can turn stool yellow. What a person eats can affect the color of their stool. Carrots, sweet potatoes, turmeric, and foods that contain yellow food coloring may turn someone's stool yellow. A diet high in fat or gluten can also lead to yellow stool.
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