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Gray Colored Stools
I have fatty liver disease, and gray colored stools, and when I press on my liver barely it hurts soooooo bad, what could be causing the pain?
My 3 month old has gray colored stool he also has dark yellow urine be a problem with his liver I have not changed his diet i'm strictly breastfeeding?
My stools are somtimes covered with a white/gray colored muscus with the present of small specs of blood. What could this be?
What does it mean to have light colored stool? What color do they actually mean? Is it gray or white, or is light gold also a concern?
Bile absorption: The color of your stool is dependent on how quickly things move through your intestines and how much bile is excreted. It can also be changed by what foods you are eating or if you have a gastrointestinal infection. Pure white or very light stools can be a sign of a blockage in your bile duct or from some medications. You should contact your doctor to discuss this. ...Read more
Change in bowels: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, ; other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, ; the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
What to do if I have about 5-6 bm's a day! I have noticed now that my stool is like a dark gray/green. is that normal?
Biliary problems: Stool can be gray or clay-colored if it contains little or no bile. The pale color may signify a condition (biliary obstruction) where the flow of bile to the intestine is obstructed, such as, obstruction of the bile duct from a tumor or gallstone in the duct or nearby pancreas. ...Read more