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Could hepatitis be the cause of light colored stools?

Could hepatitis be the cause of light colored stools?

Jaundiced?: Jaundice with acholic (light colored stool) can be very serious stuff. Either there has been an acute liver insult (like hepatitis), or early liver failure is progressing. Cholestasis associated with jaundice may mean a blocked bile duct, altered blood flow to &/or away from the liver, or worsening liver disease. In all cases, you need medical attention soon & please avoid drinking any alcohol. ...Read more

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What would cause loose light colored stool that smells very bad?

What would cause loose light colored stool that smells very bad?

Light-colored stool: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) 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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Could too much milk cause light colored stool?

Could too much milk cause light colored stool?

Light stool: An all-milk diet a possible cause for white stool. ...Read more

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I've been drinking about a gallon of milk every day, and lots of white yogurt. Would this cause light colored stool?

I've been drinking about a gallon of milk every day, and lots of white yogurt. Would this cause light colored stool?

Possibly. Watch out!: Milk-alkali syndrome is caused by the ingestion of large amounts of calcium & absorbable alkali resulting in hypercalcemia that can lead to metastatic calcification & renal failure. This syndrome dates to the 1920s during administration of the Sippy regimen (milk & bicarbonate) to treat peptic ulcers. Also, your fat intake is likely enormous. Would recommend at this point reevaluating your diet! ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin cause light yellow stool?

Can amoxicillin cause light yellow stool?

Yes it is possible: Any antibiotics including Amoxicillin can affect the color or consistency of stool and may cause light yellow stool in some after taking Amoxicillin ...Read more

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Can h pylori cause light colored stool?

Can h pylori cause light colored stool?

Usually not: H. Pylori infects only the stomach so should not affect the color of your stools unless there is a coexisting bleeding ulcer. In this case, the stools would look like black tar. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much milk cause your stool light yellow?

Can drinking too much milk cause your stool light yellow?

No. : Pale stools suggests failure to absorb fat... This can be a sign of serious problems. Please seek attention from an actual doctor. You may need to see a GI doc to get 'worked up', ie to investigate the problem more fully. ...Read more