Why am I Having Orange Bowel Movements?

Orange bowel movements can sometimes be mistaken for red bowel movements. So, if you are experiencing this condition, a careful inspection is the first step. If you are sure there is no blood involved, then your intestinal track is not bleeding and that’s a good sign!

Causes of Orange Bowel Movements
If you have been or on, any source of vitamin in the form of vegetables or supplements, the orange bowel movements could be linked to it. Beta carotene is a form of Vitamin A that causes orange bowel movement as a side effect, so if the orange color continues, monitor your diet and any supplements taken. If the stool is pale orange in color it could be an indication of lack of bile salt which is the source of the usual brownish color of the stools.

Watch out for the Oily Orange Bowel Movements
If you have a loose bowel movement which leaves an oily orange film like substance floating on top of water, it might be a good idea to see your doctor. Sometimes, when the gall bladder or the liver is having problems, insufficient bile secretion can have an effect on bowel movement. If the condition persists, your doctor may administer a blood test known as liver function testing (LFT) for further analysis.