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A 33-year-old male asked:

If i was to have clay colored stools 1 time is that normal?

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Dr. Donald Lipkis
Gastroenterology 49 years experience
Not to worry: If this occurred only one time there is nothing to worry about. Persistent clay colored stools if associated with jaundice would be of great concern. Relax.

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A 32-year-old female asked:

What colour is clay colored stool?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Grey: I would think they are grey, although, there are different kind of clay such as white, blue, and black to name a few, but classic one would be grey.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Why would I have clay-colored stool mean?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Gray stool color: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is color of a clay-colored stool?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Light (clay) colored: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food.
Last updated Jun 14, 2018

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