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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?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My stools are somtimes covered with a white/gray colored muscus with the present of small specs of blood. What could this be?
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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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
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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Silver vs. melena?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›