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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can examine: 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
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Black white or red : Intermittent light colored stools in a healthy 12 yo usually reflect the diet. Light = too much dairy. Green = spinach. Neon colors= food dyes. Red( ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Stools light-colored: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) stool. Lots of other th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
26 years experience Family Medicine
Nah...: Lighter colored stools reflect what you have eaten recently. Unless you are have very loose stools like diarrhea that you have to worry about becomin ... Read More
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe: If the 'light colored stools represent a change - and particularly if especially stinky and/or difficult to flush away - this may represent pancreati ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Med eval: Extremely light colored stool might havecauses such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significa ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Stool light-colored: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Stool light-colored: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Jaundiced?: Jaundice with acholic (light colored stool) can be very serious stuff. Either there has been an acute liver insult (like hepatitis), or early liver fa ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Maybe - see your doc: When stool gets light, ei: grey, white or clay colored, it can be due to an underlying gallbladder/liver issue. Bile is what gives stool its color so ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
No pain, no worry: Typically, you should not worry about the change of stool colors unless red/blood or tarry black and/or abdominal pain/fever etc...Having some color c ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Anything: "occasional" when referring to the color of bowel movements is NORMAL but OVER CONCERN about the appearance of your stools IS NOT! Hope this is helpf ... Read More
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