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My 3 yr old has had pale sand paper clay color stool for 2 weeks , she is more tired then usual .( occasionally complains of " tummy hurting )?

My 3 yr old has had pale sand paper clay color stool for 2 weeks , she is more tired then usual .( occasionally complains of " tummy hurting )?

See pediatrician: The most common cause of the symptoms you describe is over use of dairy products (particularly milk) to exclusion of other foods such as beef & vegetables. Is she still using bottle? Excessive dairy product intake leads to constipation and pale stools. Your pediatrician can ascertain this or another cause for the symptoms, and then counsel you in the proper diet to present to a three year old. ...Read more

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Ultrasound shows normal panc, galbldr, and liver. Clay color stool. Internal vibration. Clarithromycin and metronidazole causing discoloration?

Ultrasound shows normal panc, galbldr, and liver. Clay color stool. Internal vibration. Clarithromycin and metronidazole causing discoloration?

What's the question?: Sorry, i'm not sure what you are asking. Clay-colored stool is normal. What does "internal vibration" mean? What sort of "discoloration" (of what?) are we talking about? Please clarify. ...Read more

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3y/o w/diarrhea 14 days. Now pale clay color soft stool for 3 days. Low appetite, mild dehyd, lower abd crmps, no fever. No diet change, no milk. Ok?

3y/o w/diarrhea 14 days. Now pale clay color soft stool for 3 days. Low appetite, mild dehyd, lower abd crmps, no fever. No diet change, no milk. Ok?

Diarrhea: Your child may have toddlers diarrhea which can cause light to clay colored stools. The basic cause is unknown but it is postulated that it may be due to the fructose or sorbitol sugars that are present in fruit juices and other foods. Try to avoid sugar containing juices or sugar containing foods. ...Read more

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I have soft, clay-like stools and I need to excrete many times a day. Is there something wrong with me?

I have soft, clay-like stools and I need to excrete many times a day. Is there something wrong with me?

Maybe. See your doc: From the picture, you're a canine? See your vet. If you're a human, see your doc. Clay colored stools can be a sign of serious problems, including blockage of bile as may be seen in tumors of bile ducts or pancreas. Meds, such as antacids, and supplements can cause color change, change in stool consistency, and frequency as well. Get checked.. ...Read more

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During last year I have basically had clay/grey colored stools, what gives?

During last year I have basically had clay/grey colored stools, what gives?

Not sure: 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 have this change in bowel habitus medically evaluated. ...Read more

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I started weight watchers this week and I noticed my stool is a clay color. Could this be due to a change in diet?

I started weight watchers this week and I noticed my stool is a clay color. Could this be due to a change in diet?

Yes, possibly: The change you see in the color of your stool could be from your new healthier eating choices. I would not worry, though, since this color does not represent any health risk, and better eating is certainly a plus. Congratulations! Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My 15 month boy's stool has been light gray (clay like) for about 4 days now, what can be the cause of this? And what should I do? Thnx

My 15 month boy's stool has been light gray (clay like) for about 4 days now, what can be the cause of this?  And what should I do? Thnx

Grey stools: Have his liver enzymes and bilirubin checked. Could be a sign of a problem with liver or gall bladder called acholic stool., . ...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