Stool comes in a range of colors. ... Stool color Is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile — a yellow-green fluid that digests fats — in your stool. As bile pigments travel through your gastrointestinal tract, they are chemically altered by enzymes, changing the pigments from green to brown.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Indigestion and gas.
- Severely bad-smelling stool.
- Swelling and bloating in the abdomen.
- Cramping in the abdomen.
Cirrhosis of the liver and hepatitis reduce or eliminate bile salts that help the body digest food and absorb nutrients. Gallstones or sludge in the gallbladder reduce the amount of bile that reaches your intestines. Not only may this cause pain, but it can also turn your stool yellow.