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A 45-year-old female asked:

Concerned regarding recent bowel movement. stool was a lot lighter than normal although not white, grey or chalky. should i be concerned?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Stool color change ?: A "one time" change in the color of stool is not concerning, and is related to the intake of certain foods in the recent past. Consistent change to very light color may indicate more serious investigation by a GI specialist or hematologist.

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