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What causes clay colored stools with abdominal discomfort and foul smelly gas?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Several things: These are non specific symptoms that could be as serious as liver problems and as simple as a reaction to what you eat or bacterial imbalance of your intestines. I recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. In the mean time try eating yogurt twice a week to start. Also avoid alcohol until you see a physician.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Clay colored stools: Usually means no bile is getting from your liver to intestinal tract. You might have liver disease or gallbladder disease, so get it checked out with blood work and imaging. I can't tell about your abdominal discomfort or smelly flatus without more details, but you need to get to a doctor.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Please get seen

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