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light coloured stool. does that mean infection?

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Dr. Lawrence Judy
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Light colored stool may be from taking milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or other white, non-absorbed substances. Or it may represent bile duct blockage or problems with the liver's bile production. As a single isolated event with no other associated symptoms it may mean nothing at all. As a constant problem, it needs evaluation.
Answered on Aug 9, 2012

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