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St. Paul's , NC
A 56-year-old male asked:

Can bacterial overgrowth in the colon or small bowel cause loose or watery stools which are. sometimes pale?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Pale stools: Pale stools can be caused by bacterial infection, infestation with parasite, yeast overgrowth, liver/gallbladder dysfunction and other diseases. Certain foods and medications can also affect the consistency and color of stools.
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