Okay - WARNING - kind of gross topic. difficult child just called me freaking out because she had a bowel movement and her poop was BRIGHT NEON ORANGE. I looked it up, of course, and this is what I found: If your stool shows orange coloring, it can usually be attributed to foods or medications that you may be taking. Certain medications with beta-carotene (such as a form of vitamin A) can cause orange coloring of your stool. Antacids which contain aluminum hydroxide can also cause orange stool. Foods that are high in beta-carotene can have the same orange effect on your stool. These include; carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, turnip greens, winter squash, collard greens, cilantro and fresh thyme. Lastly any foods that have yellow or orange artificial colorings can also cause orange colored stool. If you can't attribute your orange stool with anything you ingested, then it may be caused by a lack of exposure to bile salt. Stool starts out as green, and then turns to a yellow-orange in color before being exposed to bile and bacteria which turns the stool brown. Low exposure to bile salt can be caused by a couple different factors. First, your transit time is so fast that your stool is being pushed through your digestive system too quickly. This quick movement of stool reduces the exposure to bile salt resulting in orange stool. Second, your liver may not be producing enough bile salt or your bile glands may be obstructed. If it's the latter, you may want to consider liver cleansing or liver support supplementation. difficult child hasn't eaten anything out of the ordinary or taken any supplements, medications, etc. When she was diagnosed years ago with a lactose intolerance the Dr also diagnosed her with IBS. I've had her thyroid checked over the years and it's always fine. She really hasn't had any symptoms of IBS for years and she's not much of a milk/dairy person anyway, so this has been a non-issue for a long time. But now this. I know some of you have various liver & digestive issues. I'm hoping some of you can chime in with your 2 cents. I'd appreciate it. by the way, she already called the Dr and is going to try and get in today/tomorrow. I'm guessing they may want a stool sample. Thanks~!