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what causes pale color stools?

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Dr. Kevin Gardner
24 years experience Family Medicine
Pale stools: Pale stools can come from different sources. Usually it is due to poor fat absorption, indicationg a problem with the liver or gall bladder. Sometimes in liver failure, bilirubin builds up in the system, and can cause yellowing of the stools. An evaluation of the liver is usually warranted.
Answered on Nov 19, 2018
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Unlikely: Pale stool usually comes from a lack of bile production. If you are having this regularly, i would seek out the help of a gastroenterologist.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Stool texture: Te difference in stool color is due to the food you eat. The light colored stool may be due to dairy products, the darker color to meat products.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not abnormal: You may visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708
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Dr. EMILIA MATOS
44 years experience General Practice
Bile: Abcense of bile.

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