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Causes Of Light 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
I've been getting light brown stools for about 2 months, is it possible coffee can cause light stools?
The color of Stools: Why are your stools causing you concern? They are brown and they are, i assume, regular? ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Omeprazole cause light loose stool (lightest brown yellow it could possibly be). Started taking Friday - symptoms started on Monday.
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
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