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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Gardner
24 years experience Family Medicine
Pale stools: Pale stools can come from different sources. Usually it is due to poor fat absorption, indicationg a problem with the liver or gall bladder. Sometim ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Unlikely: Pale stool usually comes from a lack of bile production. If you are having this regularly, i would seek out the help of a gastroenterologist.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Unusual: Can be starting, but is usually of no significance if that is the only sign. Should go back to normal in a day or two. If colorless stools continue, ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Common: Stool color runs through the spectrum of colors from deep green through variations in light or dark yellows and browns.This reflects the changes in t ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
How pale?: Blockage to flow of bile, within or outside the liver can cause pale (clay-colored) stool. Obstruction can be intermittent. If no sono done yet, mi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Get it evaluated: You should be speaking with your pediatrician or family doctor about this rather than an on-line physician who has never seen or examined your child. ... Read More
A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Diarrhea: Your child may have toddlers diarrhea which can cause light to clay colored stools. The basic cause is unknown but it is postulated that it may be due ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Light colored foods, foods high in fat can cause your stools to be lighter in color. Also, foods with artificial dyes can alter the color of your s ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
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Floating stools: The two most common causes of floating stools are excess gas and malabsorption, or poor absorption, of nutrients. Certain foods can cause gas in your ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
11 years experience Pediatrics
Color doesn't matter: Color is not important in stool. It can vary depending on what you eat. If you are concerned that there may be blood in the stool then go to your do ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Stool texture: Te difference in stool color is due to the food you eat. The light colored stool may be due to dairy products, the darker color to meat products.
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