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Doctor insights on: Grey Stools During Pregnancy

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What causes gray stool?

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

Dr. Al Hegab
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Why am I having gray stool all of a sudden?

Why am I having gray stool all of a sudden?

Biliary obstruction : Can cause grey colored stool. So see your doctor. ...Read more

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Please help me, i'm really really worried about my grey stools?

Please help me, i'm really really worried about my grey stools?

See a doctor: Go see a doctor if you are concerned. Simple blood work would help rule out certain causes. ...Read more

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Can i take Accutane again if the previous Accutane experience i have grey stools but my liver test is normal?

Can i take Accutane again if the previous Accutane experience i have grey stools but my liver test is normal?

By all means: If this is the only way to keep your acne under control, you may repeat the course when the disease recurs. Consider a trial of something milder since you are older now. I see that you are a female -- sometimes spironolactone works in this case. ...Read more

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My 3y/o daughter have been passing watery yellow stool or a firm but soft beige color like stool. But today she had a loose gray stool.whats wrong?ty

My 3y/o daughter have been passing watery yellow stool or a firm but soft beige color like stool. But today she had a loose gray stool.whats wrong?ty

Many causes: There are many causes and the only way to come to a diagnosis would be to have her examined and also have microscopic examination of her stools. In addition to bacteria and viruses we also need to look for Giardia and amoebas. This can also happen due to allergy and milk intolerance. So make an appointment and have her seen. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a gray stool? I take 325mg daily of ferrous sulfate (iron) so the stool is usually black. It has been gray for about a week.

What does it mean when you have a gray stool? I take 325mg daily of ferrous sulfate (iron) so the stool is usually black.  It has been gray for about a week.

Good : Good news! the only stool colors we get really concerned about are red (blood from colon), black (blood from small intestine or stomach), or white (liver is not working well). And in your case since you take iron, black stool would be expected and not worrisome. Colors such as brown, yellow, orange, green, gray, even blue (blue kool-aid or blueberries) or purple (beets) can all be normal and usually associated with diet. If you have a persistent change in your stool habits, you should contact your physician since this could be a sign of an underlying disorder, but a short period of strange stools that are not red, black or white is usually of no concern. ...Read more

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What do light brown grey stools mean?

What do light brown grey stools mean?

1: Stool can be of different color normally depending on the conents of our diet and usually brown to green in color. Black stool could mean blood in stool but can also be from taking iron pills, peptobismol etc. Blood is usually easily recognized in stool if fresh and red. Clay colored stool usually suggest liver diseases. Other color typically are non-specific finding and is usually not to worry. ...Read more

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Would iron cause dark gray stool?

Would iron  cause dark gray stool?

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 more

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Hello, I've had a mild fever and strong fatigue for a couple of days and I've just noticed that I also have grey stools. I haven't changed my diet rec?

Hello, I've had a mild fever and strong fatigue for a couple of days and I've just noticed that I also have grey stools. I haven't changed my diet rec?

Need evaluation: There are many possible causes of fever and fatigue. Very light or "clay-colored" stools is a classic sign of hepatitis - which is usually accompanied by very dark urine and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes). There are several different types of hepatitis that vary in their severity and potential complications. ...Read more

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2 year old on miralax (polyethylene glycol) with ash gray stool?

Pancreas? See Dr.: Sounds like an issue with pancreas. Need to be seen by pediatrician for evaluation and possible referral to gastroenterology. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have gray stool? I have had 2-3 abnormal bowel movements in the past few days, mainly gray stool. What does that mean?

What does it mean when you have gray stool? I have had 2-3 abnormal bowel movements in the past few days, mainly gray stool. What does that mean?

Let me explain: Light-colored, white or clay-colored,
this may indicate a bile duct obstruction.

Certain medications, such as large doses of Bismuth Subsalicylate (kaopectate, pepto-bismol) and other anti-diarrheal drugs. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test and got it off its case and i turned it aside and i can see a very faint uncoloured line, its not gray either, am i pregnant ?

I took a pregnancy test and got it off its case and i turned it aside and i can see a very faint uncoloured line, its not gray either, am i pregnant ?

Need to repeat: If the results are not clear cut and you do not get a period in 3-4 days, re do the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Are evaporation lines on a EPT pregnancy test blue or gray?

Are evaporation lines on a EPT pregnancy test blue or gray?

I don't know: specifics about the EPT test but the evaporation lines that I have seen were gray. ...Read more

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What does a gray negative line mean on a pregnancy test?

What does a gray negative line mean on a pregnancy test?

See the package: There are many different home pregnancy tests available. The package insert is the best way to find out what exactly the different results mean for the brand you are using. hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are frequent urination and feces symptoms of pregnancy?

Are frequent urination and feces symptoms of pregnancy?

No: One symptom of pregnancy is frequent urination. Not so with bowel movements. The symptom is associated with known pregnancy, it would be unlikely to have it as the presenting symptom. ...Read more

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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 am suffering from myopia.I wud like to correct my vision by lasik. Can I do t during pregnancy. Hw long s the viability f lasik? I heard only 8 yrs.

I am suffering from myopia.I wud like to correct my vision by lasik. Can I do t during pregnancy. Hw long s the viability f lasik? I heard only 8 yrs.

Viable long term: The effects of lasik do not wear off. Once your eyes have fully healed after surgery, the results are pretty permanent. There is certainly no 8 year time limit. And definitely wait until your pregnancy is over and your hormone levels have returned to normal before having lasik surgery. ...Read more

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Is eating dates s bad during pregnancy?

Is  eating dates s bad during pregnancy?

Why?: Would be in the newspaper. Or the product would have a disclaimer on the package. Dates are eaten regularly in many arabic countries. ...Read more

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What s the solution for the constipation during pregnancy thanks?

What s the solution for the constipation during pregnancy thanks?

Drink: More fluids and tolerate the frequent urination, avoid caffeine and alcohol and exercise regularly within the limits set by your ob. ...Read more

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Was told my BP rose to 257 during my ectopic pregnancy surgery . It’s 3 days after n it’s 117/79. Should I be worried ?

Was told my BP rose to 257 during my ectopic pregnancy surgery . It’s 3 days after n it’s 117/79. Should I be worried ?

Blood pressure.: Your reading of 117/79 is thankfully fine and normal. But you may want to speak to your doctors about what exactly occurred during your operation. BP numbers? Heart rate? ...Read more

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My u/s dates correspond with my LMP during pregnancy but i still doubt that my LMP was implantation bleeding since it was for 3 days. Is that possible?

My u/s dates correspond with my LMP during pregnancy but i still doubt that my LMP was implantation bleeding since it was for 3 days. Is that possible?

Yes: If us agrees with your LMP then dating is perfect, it was your lmp. 'implantation bleeding' is all the rage on the internet now, it's mostly nonsense. It's not common to see and is usually not 'implantation' but breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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I got an implanon inserted a year ago. I never saw any spotting during that year. Within this past month I have started to see s i took a pregnancy test to see if maybe the bleeding was because of that but it came back negative.

I got an implanon inserted a year ago. I never saw any spotting during that year. Within this past month I have started to see s i took a pregnancy test to see if maybe the bleeding was because of that but it came back negative.

Spotting : Spotting can occur with Implanon and varies from patient to patient. It was wise to take a pregnancy test to be sure. Please discuss this with your provider who inserted your implanon. If you have pain, increased bleeding, or new complaints you will have to be seen immediately. Also please be sure your pap smear is up to date. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Gray Stool (Definition)

Gray stools is a symptom in which there is not enough yellow, brown, or green color in the stool, meaning that there is not enough bile (from the liver and gall bladder) in the stool. Gray stools can be due to a blockage in the flow of ...Read more


Feces (Definition)

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