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I have soft, clay-like stools and i need to excrete many times a day. is there something wrong with me?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Maybe. See your doc: From the picture, you're a canine? See your vet. If you're a human, see your doc. Clay colored stools can be a sign of serious problems, including blockage of bile as may be seen in tumors of bile ducts or pancreas. Meds, such as antacids, and supplements can cause color change, change in stool consistency, and frequency as well. Get checked..
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Malabsorption?: Clay-like, greasy grey stools can be a sign of malabsorption. If that's what your stools or like, you should see a doctor.

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