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Started taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 2 months ago, since than have light stool color. As of a week ago, liver and pancreas enzyme are normal, billirubin is norma?

Started taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 2 months ago, since than have light stool color.  As of a week ago, liver and pancreas enzyme are normal, billirubin is norma?

May not be related: This may not be related to the plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine).Uncertain why you are taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). I would advise a gastroenterology evaluation. I agree with the liver and pancreas tests but if this is really a very light stool one would need a more involved workup. ...Read more

Light Colored Stool (Definition)

Light colored stool is a clinical finding in which the feces are not as dark as normal, often a result ...Read more


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I had a 1 time light color floaty stool and brown urine it hasn't happened again I had a cb can blood work all came bk good ?

I had a 1 time light color floaty stool and brown urine it hasn't happened again  I had a cb can blood work all came bk good
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See below: Drink enough water to keep your urine colorless. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is slightly uniform light red color in stool and urine related to?

What is slightly uniform light red color in stool and urine related to?

Food pigment: It could be vegetable pigment from your food: beets for example. It might be blood from inside lesions: colonic polyps, colonic cancer, urinary bladder benign and malignant tumors. ...Read more

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Bloated, nausea, occasional black and tarry stool, light color stool that makes toilet bowl water cloudy, lower left abdominal pain what could be wrong?

Bloated, nausea, occasional black and tarry stool, light color stool that makes toilet bowl water cloudy, lower left abdominal pain what could be wrong?

Blood?: Blood from high in intestinal tract appears as black tarry stool. It can be from the stomach or from right after the stomach, the duodenum. Your bowel movement should be tested for blood to make sure. Iron can make stool turn black. Avoid Aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs until you know for sure. ...Read more

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Slimy light colored stool?

Slimy light colored stool?

Med eval: Extremely light colored stool might havecauses such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more

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What is slushy light colored stool?

What is slushy light colored stool?

Stool light-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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Is there a concern for light colored stool?

Is there a concern for light colored stool?

Stool light-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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Really light colored stool a cause for immediate concern?

Really light colored stool a cause for immediate concern?

Maybe - see your doc: When stool gets light, ei: grey, white or clay colored, it can be due to an underlying gallbladder/liver issue. Bile is what gives stool its color so if not being produced or blocked for its excretion then can lead to light colored stool. See your doctor. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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