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I'm 25 years old and I have blood in my stool for the last 3-4 months, for the last month i had constipation and abdominal pain, can it be cancer?

I'm 25 years old and I have blood in my stool for the last 3-4 months, for the last month i had constipation and abdominal pain, can it be cancer?

Unlikely need tests: Cancer of colon is rare at 25 , but age is no exception , your symptoms warrants serious investigation, it could be a simple problem see your doctor after examination will order tests including colonoscopy , will treat you depending on findings, do not delay ...Read more

Light Colored Stool (Definition)

Light colored stool is a clinical finding in which the feces are not as dark as normal, often a result ...Read more


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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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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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Abdominal pain, loose pale coloured stools, nausea?

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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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'm 4 weeks post c-section & tubal ligation & I'm having nausea after eating, bloating, abdominal pain (mostly after eating), and pale stools (started?

I'm 4 weeks post c-section & tubal ligation & I'm having nausea after eating, bloating, abdominal pain (mostly after eating), and pale stools (started?

4 wks s/p/ c/s abd: Please call your doctor today or go to ER. May be related to c/s -adhesions ( can occur after any surgery), abscess, or may be gallbladder ( especially with pale stools) , gastritis. ...Read more

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What causes steatorrhoea, highish blood amylase & occasionally lipase, loose pale stools? Normal abdominal ultrasound, CT and colonoscopy.

What causes steatorrhoea, highish blood amylase & occasionally lipase, loose pale stools? Normal abdominal ultrasound, CT and colonoscopy.

Not absorbing fat: Fat in stool can cause bulky foul smelling stool that floats, oily or greasy appearance. Fat in stool is not absorbed by digestive tract. Temporary steatorrhea may result from dietary changes or intestinal infections. Steatorrhea that is persistent may result from block of the biliary tract, pancreatitis or intestinal malabsorption. Need pancreatic lipase to break down ingested fat. ...Read more

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What does having pale stools indicate?

What does having pale stools indicate?

Possible causes: Light / pale stool can have a variety of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more

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Can constpation cause pale stools?

Can constpation cause pale stools?

Pale rider: No - constipation by itself cannot change the color of stools - that is either a function of what you eaten or sometimes from blockages of the liver ducts. Pale is subjective - you must see a physician for this as pale stools can be the sign of a serious problem - but not always. ...Read more

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What is the reason for occasional pale stools?

What is the 
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Let me help you: Stool comes in a range of colors. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition. A lack of bile in stool. This may indicate a bile duct obstruction. Certain medications, such as large doses of (kaopectate, pepto-bismol) and other anti-diarrheal drugs. ...Read more

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I have had yellow and pale stools for about 2 months. I am 17 years old and I am afraid I have cancer or something else that is serious whatsacommonc?

I have had yellow and pale stools for about 2 months.  I am 17 years old and I am afraid I have cancer or something else that is serious whatsacommonc?

Need to assess: Pale stools could be related to foods and poor bile flow. If transient it can be normal. If you have juandice associated it needs eval right away. Mal absorption of fats can cause that too. So as you you see there are many causes. Do place a consult with us so we can better help you . I am available today. ...Read more

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What causes extremely pale stools?

What causes extremely  pale stools?

See your doctor : If you are describing clay colored stools, you should see your doctor. This may represent a problem with what is called enterohepatic circulation and should be evaluated with blood work and possibly urine testing as well. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain for 3weeks, mostly left side upper and lower. My stool was pale white last week and bright green the past few days?

I am experiencing abdominal pain for 3weeks, mostly left side upper and lower. My stool was pale white last week and bright green the past few days?

See your Dr!: Some changes in stool color are normal, due to variations in diet, however if you are also having abdominal pain, you should see your Dr. Sometimes gallbladder disease can cause stools to be a light white-clay color from lack of bile, whereas too much bile can make the stools green! Pain is located on the rt side, but it is worth ruling out. A good exam and labwork should help determine the prob. ...Read more

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