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Upper stomach discomfort when standing or walking around, gets better when sitting. other symp. gas, pale stool, and feeling of bloating. ?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Abd pain/pale stools: The liver releases bile salts into the stool, giving it a normal brown color. pale, clay-colored stools may be due to liver or biliary tract problems, such as hepatitis or gallstones, possibly accompanied by jaundice or dark urine. Pale,  yellow, greasy, foul-smelling stools may be due to malabsorption of fat as seen with pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or celiac disease.

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