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Doctor insights on: Clay Coloured Stools In Children

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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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Hi, My son is 6 yrs old and has continuous light tan / clay coloured stools. They are either type 4, 5 or 6. He rarely has what i would call normal c?

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My son is 6 yrs old and has continuous light tan / clay coloured stools. They are either type 4, 5 or 6. He rarely has what i would call normal c?

Stools color and ...: ...consistency varied to much to just establish one as normal and the rest abnormal. With respect to color abnormal is considered BLACK, RED or WHITE. In consistence abnormal will be LIQUID or HARD PELLETS. Always important to remember the longer the stools stay in the last part of the colon the drier and bulkier they become...and harder to pass. Probiotics are always a great help. ...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

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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