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A 43-year-old male asked:

Since three weeks i removed gallbladder, stool color was normal dark color recently i noticed the stool is light color near yellow. is it normal?

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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Biliary stricture?: If the liver is unable to get bile into your intestine, it can cause you to have pale or yellow stools. Bile is what makes stools brown. This can sometimes occur after gallbladder surgery which can cause the bile ducts to narrow and cause a stricture. Sometimes stents are needed to open the ducts back up and allow free-flowing bile. See your surgeon if this continues to be a problem for follow up.

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Last updated Mar 13, 2017

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