Dark Urine, Yellow Stool??

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Asked by Nettie

Dark Urine, Yellow Stool??

I have had a two week history of right upper quadrant pain radiating to back and flank, loss of appetite and dark to bright yellow urine and yellow stools. Have an appointment with my doctor next week. What could be going on with me? Several weeks ago I saw my doctor for generalized abdominal pain, indigestion and loss of appetite. She thought it was an exacerbation of my GERD and IBS. It did seem to get better and then these new symptoms presented. I have quit taking my MVI and iron to see if that would help, but it hasn't. I have had my gallbladder out. Thanks for any insight you can give me.

Answer

Often the symptoms you describe relate to problems with the liver or pancreas, but there's no way to know for sure without an exam and probably some tests. I'm glad to hear you already have an appointment set up with your doctor. Sometimes GERD can result in yellow stools, but I'm not sure if the dark urine could be related to that as well or not. I wish there was more I could tell you. I hope your appointment goes well and your doctor is able to identify the problem quickly.

Answered by Karen Lee Richards