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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Pale stools?: The pale stools are concerning because that implies that bile is not making it into your intestines. This is most often caused by a stone or sludge i ... Read More
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Dr. Cynthia Archer
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe/Maybe not.: The anatomy of the gallbladder, pancreas and liver needs to be assessed, possibly using ultrasound to look for problems in the region. If you are not ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on details: A primary care doctor can check to see why some stools are very light colored. He'll want to know the circumstances around the light colored stools, s ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
22 years experience General Surgery
Bile ducts: These symptoms, especially pale stools, are worrisome for problems involving the bile ducts that drain bile from the liver to the intestine. This can ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Jaundice?: Pale stool, yellow skin, & dark-colored urination suggests biliary obstruction--due perhaps to a gallstone in bile duct &/or from pancreatic inflammat ... Read More
A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
37 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Toddler' diarrhea: This is most like a harmless process called toddler's diarrhea. There are frequently several watery stools per day with frequent bits of undigested fo ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Upper GI: The studies done on you focused on your lower bowel when your upper GI area appears to be impacted. Consult a GI doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. EMILIA MATOS
44 years experience General Practice
Bile: Abcense of bile.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pale stools: 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 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
Bile blockage: One possible cause is obstruction of the bile duct from gallstones, tumor or swelling. The normal color of the stools comes in large part from the bil ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possible causes: Light / pale stool can have a variety of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any ... Read More

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