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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeoffry Gordon
54 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Pale stools with normal labs and ultrasound usually are not worrisome and most likely represent rapid transit in the intestine. "gerd" or gastroesopha ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Gerd (gastro esopageal reflux disease), has to do with reflux of acid into the esophagus. This has heartburn, regurgitation, nausea, dysphagia, and b ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help you: Stool comes in a range of colors. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially seriou ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Pancreatitis: Have gastroenterologist do ERCP to rule out sphincter of Oddi stenosis or CBD stenosis
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not absorbing fat: Fat in stool can cause bulky foul smelling stool that floats, oily or greasy appearance. Fat in stool is not absorbed by digestive tract. Temporary ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pale stool: Have clay / pale colored stools checked out. This can occur when the liver does not produce enough bile or when bile is blocked from leaving the live ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes: Yes it can
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know. Are you: ill? Light colored (like clay) stool might be seen w liver problems like hepatitis, liver cancer or cirrhosis. There could be gallstones, biliary duc ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Most likely was due to something different in your diet the day before.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. EMILIA MATOS
44 years experience General Practice
Bile: Gall bladder disease.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: No.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Ranitidine : ranitidine is not reported to cause pale stools. I would not worry about it unless you are noticing other symptoms along with it. If you develop yello ... Read More

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