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Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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?

Dr. Leslie Sanchez-goettler
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
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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?

See a provider: If you have liver cirrhosis or fatty liver, you are high risk for an infection in your abdomen, a GI bleed, and certain types of cancer. See a healthcare provider as soon as possible as you may need further testing or even admission into the hospital. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

Dr. Jay Park
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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?

Doubtful: Transient stool color change is very common and is hardly a serious problem. Dark yellow urine is a concentrated one. True liver disease results in chalk colored stool with dark tea color urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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My stools are somtimes covered with a white/gray colored muscus with the present of small specs of blood. What could this be?

Dr. Kenneth Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
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My stools are somtimes covered with a white/gray colored muscus with the present  of small specs of blood.  What could this be?

Stools: See your physician this requires further evaluation. Proctitis colitis and yes cancers can be the cause for these changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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My stools are brown and gray. What could cause that?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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My stools are brown and gray. What could cause that?

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

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Board Certified, Pediatrics
4 years in practice
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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

Dr. Samuel Freedman
Board Certified, Pediatrics
4 years in practice
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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

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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Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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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?

Abnormal stools: Malabsorption comes to mind which can be intestinal like celiac sprue or pancreatic like chronic pancreatitis; also colonic problems, infection, inflammatory bowel disease are in the differential diagnosis-see your gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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What causes gray stool?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What causes gray stool?

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

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Why am I having gray stool all of a sudden?

Dr. Jason Hemming
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
12 years in practice
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Biliary obstruction : Can cause grey colored stool. So see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Love
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14 years in practice
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