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Nederland, TX
A 55-year-old female asked:

Can your stools turn clay colored from daily use of miralax (polyethylene glycol) and probiotics?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
They shouldn't: Stools get much of their natural color from bile that comes from the gall bladder to help digest fats. Clay colored stools mean there is a lack of bile in the stools. Since neither Miralax (polyethylene glycol) nor typical probiotics cause stools to lack bile, it is most likely a coincidence that one's stool turns clay-colored while using Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and probiotics. One still has to see her doctor to fine the cause.
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Last updated May 1, 2019


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