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    What causes orange stool when diagnosed with diarrhea?

Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I was constipated and I took senokot. the next morning I had orangish liquid with loose stools.
Answered by Dr. Sunil 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Most likely due to laxative

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for query.

Supplements and medications that can cause orange-colored stools include those containing beta-carotene and aluminum hydroxide (which can be found in antacids). Any food with an artificial yellow or orange coloring can also cause orange stools.As stools are orange after taking laxative it is some how related to it only.
Don't worry once you would stop medications thing would become normal.

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