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What might cause stomachaches and clay-colored stools?

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Dr. Sanjay Jain
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
1: Clay colored stool is classically described in patients with jaundice secondary to obstruction of bile duct. It can happen with pancreatic cancer, bile duct tumors, stones and strictures etc. All these can cause abdominal pain( commonly known as stomach pain).

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A 32-year-old female asked:

What colour is clay colored stool?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Grey: I would think they are grey, although, there are different kind of clay such as white, blue, and black to name a few, but classic one would be grey.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Why would I have clay-colored stool mean?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Gray stool color: 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 things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is color of a clay-colored stool?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Light (clay) 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 things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food.

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