clay colored stool after gallbladder removal

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Dr. Kirpal Singh answered:

Why am I having green stool after gallbladder removal?

It's bile

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Before gallbladder removal, it stored bile and emptied when u are food. So the bile was mixed in with food. Now the bile is running through ur GI tract even without food hence change in color. It may get better over a yr or so. It is not harmful to u, however.
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Dr. Daniel J. Para answered:

Tender upper stomach with diarrhea after gall bladder removal. It's been over a year. Diarrhea or loose stools seems to be persistent. Stomach upset.

See your surgeon

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Loose stools and diarrhea after gallbladder surgery can be effectively managed with a bile acid binding resin medication in many cases. Questran is a brand name. See your surgeon about this, and consider upper and lower endoscopy as well for a complete evaluation of your GI tract.
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What colour is clay colored stool?

Grey

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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.
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Pale stool normal after gallbladder removal?

Concern

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You should be concerned that you could have blockage of the biliary ducts. Changes in stool after CCY is not uncommon but further evaluation reasonable.
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Dr. John J. Fung answered:

Does gallbladder removal cause yellow stools?

Sometimes

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when the gallbladder is removed, the normal storage of bile and excretion in response to meals, is interrupted. Instead, the liver will constantly make bile and excrete this directly into the GI tract. Without food present, this can cause irritation of the intestine, causing diarrhea in about 20% of cholecystectomy patients. This may be yellow, since there may not be accompanying solid stool.
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Dr. Richard K. Orr answered:

Does gallbladder removal cause mucus in the stool?

No

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Some patients develop some diarrhea after cholecystectomy, but should not have mucus in stool.
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What could cause headaches and clay-colored stools?

Clay-colored stool

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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.
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What might cause bellyaches and clay-colored stools?

Bile obstruction?

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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.
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Dr. Sanjay Jain answered:

What might cause stomachaches and clay-colored stools?

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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).
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Dr. Travis Kidner answered:

What color is clay colored stool I mean besides light?

White

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It appears very pale and can almost be white.
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