On the phone to NHS Direct now and they havent a clue what it is, rang MW too and they dont know so freaking out a bit so wondered if anyone has experienced this.
Been having problems with bad piles etc and finally was prescribed steroid cream last week. Anyway for the past two days I've had bright orange oil on the toilet paper when I have a BM.
The only thing online I can see are things like 'liver disfinction' or 'bowl disfunction' and it's got me scared. NHs direct confirmed wasn't to do with the cream. And I don't eat nuts or fish (another reason it can happen)
On phone to docs now TRYING to get appointment - they're hopeless!!!
I used to take a slimming tablet (prescription) that worked by not allowing your body to absorb fats so when you went to the loo it came out like orange oil gross sorry but this sounds exactly like what u described have u lost weight as well? It could be your body is struggling to absorb your food properly and if that's the case u really should be taking multi vits as baby will take whatever your body is absorbing and it will leave u with nothing which can lead to malnutrition and dehydration
that was my first thought too...those slimming tablets (begins with A - Alli I think??) caused that as they didn't allow fat to be absorbed by the body, perhaps your metabolism is having a hard time processing certain foods at the moment?
Sounds exactly like what you get from Alli/Xenical/Orlistat (Alli being the brandnamed one - the others the GP-named versions) - basically (apologies to those eating lunch) - the fat that's not absorbed comes out the other end and it looks like the orangey oil you sometimes get around the edge of your spag bol - best way I can think of to describe it!
If you're not taking anything like that - could it be that your body's not absorbing fat from your food for whatever reason?
Yeah, we'll obviously not taking any slimming tablets at the moment so I'm wondering why it's happening.
Rang MW back and they have no idea! Great help!
So I'll see the GP tonight and request a full blood count maybe? Don't even think I've eaten anything massively high in fat lately? Been really careful to eat healthy. Thanks ladies for chatting to me was in a right state!
I sometimes get this if I've been constipated. Sounds gross but it comes a few mins after my BM. I also have coeliac disease (inability to process gluten) which can sometimes cause this liquidy mucousy stuff. It's not serious but if it is that you may have to follow a gluten free diet.
Just wanted to give you some other possibilities besides the scary ones you mentioned. I'm sure you'll be ok. Good luck xx
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