Question about color

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So since all this has started back in December being told I have IBS or SIBO and taking a round of xifaxin my stool have gotten better. I've had change in frequency,color and pains. For the past couple of months things have become much better the only thing now I notice that hasn't changed is my stools are lighter brown not yellow but light brown but when I wipe it's constantly a yellowish very light brown color all the time. I don't have diahhrea and go normal in the morning like routine . Is my bacteria balance off or something ?

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    Maybe you are passing mucus or it's a reaction to your medication?

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      Well I took xifaxan back in beginning of February so it's been awhile . I take florstor now as a supplement. Not sure if xifaxan through off my bacteria ? My stools aren't 100% firm they still are softer just not solid so maybe they are still have a faster transit ?

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      Maybe the supplement is causing faster transit and doesn't suit you.  It might  be worth coming off the supplement for a couple of weeks to see if your stools firm up a bit. If you had improvements with xifaxan, it would suggest that if you had an imbalance of bacteria, this has been successfully dealt with.

      Have you tried a food diary or the Low Fodmap diet to see if a particular food is not digesting properly?  Food intolerance is sometimes the problem when you are having altered bowel movements. Colour, size and consistency can change with IBS.

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      The problem is after a couple months off of xifaxan I started to have problems again so prob IBS. I haven't gone on a full fodmap so that is something I will look at next . All this increases my anxiety too so I know it doesn't help my issues as well

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