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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Denk
20 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: Significant color changes that persist could be a sign of serious problems with you GI tract and you should see a doctor for a physical exam and get l ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not normal: Hello. Prompt medical evaluation is warranted for extremely light stool. There are a number of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstru ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
40 years experience Anesthesiology
Blocked biliary tree: The brown color of stool comes from the bilirubin and bile that comes from the liver. No bile, no color... Means something is going on in the biliary ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wujek
20 years experience Family Medicine
Duct Blockage: Gallstones can cause pale stools and jaundice when they block ducts leading from the gallbladder and liver to the small intestine. Bile is largely re ... 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 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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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not abnormal: You may visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Pale bulky stools: Pale bulky stools are due to steatorrhoea, or called malabsorption syndrome.It is due to failure to absorp nutrients from gastro intestinal tract.Ther ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably...: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for the color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) stool. Lots ... 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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