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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Clay Colored Stools

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Can iron deficiency anemia cause light/clay colored stools. 6 weeks pregnant, switched prenatal to iron free and since have had clay colored stools.

Can iron deficiency anemia cause light/clay colored stools. 6 weeks pregnant, switched prenatal to iron free and since have had clay colored stools.

Not likely: Did you consult your doctor before switching the medication? It is important to take iron. Iron deficiency does not cause clay colored stools. Please consult your doctor for both issues, i.e, clay colored stools and about continuing to take iron. Read more

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What could cause headaches and clay-colored stools?

Clay-colored stool: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. Read more

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What might cause bellyaches and clay-colored stools?

What might cause bellyaches and clay-colored stools?

Bile obstruction?: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. Read more

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What might cause stomachaches and clay-colored stools?

What might cause stomachaches and clay-colored stools?

1: Clay colored stool is classically described in patients with jaundice secondary to obstruction of bile duct. It can happen with pancreatic cancer, bile duct tumors, stones and strictures etc. All these can cause abdominal pain (commonly known as stomach pain). Read more

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What causes clay colored stools with abdominal discomfort and foul smelly gas?

What causes clay colored stools with abdominal discomfort and foul smelly gas?

Several things: These are non specific symptoms that could be as serious as liver problems and as simple as a reaction to what you eat or bacterial imbalance of your intestines. I recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. In the mean time try eating yogurt twice a week to start. Also avoid alcohol until you see a physician. Read more

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Had bad diarrhea and vomitting lastin about 12 hours can that cause clay colored stools? I took some antacids to help! 2 days later I still feel week

Had bad diarrhea and vomitting lastin about 12 hours can that cause clay colored stools? I took some antacids to help! 2 days later I still feel week

Med eval.: Clay colored stool is usually associated with lack of bile salts in the stool. Have the whites of your eyes or your skin turned yellow? Possible causes include: gallstones, hepatitis, biliary cirrhosis, as well as issues occlusions of bile ducts or biliary tree. Please seek medical attention. Read more

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If I was to have clay colored stools 1 time is that normal?

If I was to have clay colored stools 1 time is that normal?

Not to worry: If this occurred only one time there is nothing to worry about. Persistent clay colored stools if associated with jaundice would be of great concern. Relax. Read more

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Having clay colored stools for past week, gallbladder removed January 1995. Normal?

Having clay colored stools for past week, gallbladder removed January 1995. Normal?

Malabsorption: Clay colored stools often signifies malabsorption of fats due to lack of bike secretion caused by biliary tract disease, pancreatic insufficiency or liver disorders. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to find the cause. Read more

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Light, clay colored stools? I have had no change to my diet, nor have started taking any new medication. Recently suffering from extreme exhaustion.

Light, clay colored stools? I have had no change to my diet, nor have started taking any new medication. Recently suffering from extreme exhaustion.

Medical eval.: Clay colored stool is usually associated with lack of bile salts in the stool. Have the whites of your eyes or your skin turned yellow? Possible causes include: gallstones, hepatitis, biliary cirrhosis, as well as issues occlusions of bile ducts or biliary tree. Since you also have extreme exhaustion would encourage prompt medical eval. Take care. Read more

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About 7 years ago my surgeon found on hiatal hernia the size of a quarter. Now takin 2 prevavid daily. Why I experience clay colored stools w ab pain?

About 7 years ago my surgeon found on hiatal hernia the size of a quarter. Now takin 2 prevavid daily. Why I experience clay colored stools w ab pain?

Pancreas: Sounds like it is not your hiatal hernia, rather a problem with your pancreas, possibly chronic pancreatits. See your primary doctor to get started, and you may need to see a GI specialist, or ultimately a surgeon if that's the case. Good luck. Read more

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Why does a patient having hepatic jaundice would pass clay colored stools when his urine is dark colored and his body produces urobilinogen?

Why does a patient having hepatic jaundice would pass clay colored stools when his urine is dark colored and his body produces urobilinogen?

Bilirubin: Bilirubin is a yellow breakdown of hemoglobin from old red blood cells. It is cleared normally from the body by the liver and is passed in the bile to help digest fats; it gives stool a brown color. When the liver can't clear bilirubin, it builds up in the body and the skin turns yellow (jaundiced). Elevated levels are excreted in the urine (urobilinogen=brown urine) while stool turns clay color. Read more

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What colour is clay colored stool?

Grey: I would think they are grey, although, there are different kind of clay such as white, blue, and black to name a few, but classic one would be grey. Read more

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What is color of a clay-colored stool?

What is color of a clay-colored stool?

Light (clay) colored: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. Read more

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Why would I have clay-colored stool mean?

Why would I have clay-colored stool mean?

Gray stool color: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. Read more