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What are some causes of severe abdominal pain and pale stool?

What are some causes of severe abdominal pain and pale stool?

Some possibilites: Would be gallstones, liver disease, intestinal disorders that are too n numerous to discuss here. Need more background information and medical history such as whether there has been prior surgery or history of hepatitis, etc. ...Read more

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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Abdominal pain, loose pale coloured stools, nausea?

Need to c a DOC: This can b blockage of bile duct or gastroenteritis. If ur urine is much darker than normal or ur eyes are yellow, it's more likely to be bile duct issue. Call ur doctor. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain/cramp and pale stool. What are these symptoms of?

Lower abdominal pain/cramp and pale stool. What are these symptoms of?

Pale stool: Pale stool is a big issue and if it persists you must see a physician - it implies an issue with the biliary system or liver lower abdominal cramps by themselves is too vague to give a useful answer. ...Read more

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What are abdominal pain, lower back pain, pale stools and nausea possible symptoms of?

What are abdominal pain, lower back pain, pale stools and nausea possible symptoms of?

Bile ducts: These symptoms, especially pale stools, are worrisome for problems involving the bile ducts that drain bile from the liver to the intestine. This can happen for a variety of reasons ranging from pancreatic cancer to gallstones. ...Read more

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I've had lower left abdominal pain with black coffee ground stools mixed with formed pale stools. should I go to the emergency room, or can I wait?

I've had lower left abdominal pain with black coffee ground stools mixed with formed pale stools.  should I go to the emergency room,  or can I wait?

Probably: Concerns are for GI bleed. Possibly due to irritable bowel, crohns, ulcerative colitis, ulcers, stomach or liver disease, etc ...need labs checked and possibly CT scan and ultimately an endoscopy(upper and lower) for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had soft stools that are pale and some abdominal pain for a week now, im only 20. I had diarrhea last weekend. When should I see a doctor?

I've had soft stools that are pale and some abdominal pain for a week now, im only 20. I had diarrhea last weekend. When should I see a doctor?

See your doctor: Pale stools can be a sign of gallbladder disease. Abdominal pain and diarrhea are consistent with that as well. See your doctor to be evaluated and treated if needed. ...Read more

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I've had left abdominal pain, clay stools, my skin is now pale and my joints are really sore. What should I do?

I've had left abdominal pain, clay stools, my skin is now pale and my joints are really sore. What should I do?

See a doctor: your symptoms are non specific. They could be passing or something more. please see a doctor very soon. if symptoms persist ...Read more

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My 5yr old has had sporadic diarrhea/low grade fever off/on over 4weeks. Now she has fatigue, no appetite, pale stool, mild abdominal pain.

My 5yr old has had sporadic diarrhea/low grade fever off/on over 4weeks. Now she has fatigue, no appetite, pale stool, mild abdominal pain.

Not sure yet: I strongly suggest you have your child see his/her pediatrician. What you describe could be as simple as a prolonged gastroenteritis (i.e. Stomach bug) but the duration makes me worry that it may be something else. I can't be more specific without an exam and a lot more questions. Be sure to write down the frequency of stools, their color/consistency, and any other symptoms (nausea/vomiting, etc. ...Read more

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