A 29-year-old female asked:
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slipped up and purged for two days, stool is now pale, green and grey. constipation as well. should i be concerned?

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Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
About purging? yes: Stool isn't the real concern. It's purging. Sounds like you're trying to battle bulimia, which is commendable. Make sure you're battling w/all tools available. Work closely w/eating disorders specialist. Stool changes likely related to vomiting bile instead of letting it pass into stool, &from dehydration. If stool changes persist several days after resuming normal diet, seek medical care.
Answered on Jan 3, 2016
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