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What do mucus look like in stools ? Stools i made a bowel movement one day i'm not sure what i saw but stools look a pale green . No jaundice

What do mucus look like in stools ? Stools  i made a bowel movement one day i'm not sure what i saw but stools look a pale green . No jaundice

No short answer: Stool mucus is usually clear to creamy. Bile is usually greenish in coloration and if you have a greasy or fatty meal sometimes more bile will be produced. It is not unusual. ...Read more

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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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What could cause these symptoms: pale stool, yellow skin, flank pain, acid in mouth, and more urination than usual?

What could cause these symptoms:
pale stool, yellow skin, flank pain, acid  in mouth, and more urination than usual?

Jaundice?: Pale stool, yellow skin, & dark-colored urination suggests biliary obstruction--due perhaps to a gallstone in bile duct &/or from pancreatic inflammation. Consider significant liver disease (viral, familial, medication or alcohol-related, budd-chiari etc). Regardless of cause, please don't wait longer to get now a formal physical exam, appropriate lab studies, & if necessary medication or surgery. ...Read more

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56 years old male, pale yellow stool for 1 wk, bloating after food, doll ache in the right in the area below ribs. Taking xanax (alprazolam). No jaundice. Cancer?

56 years old male, pale yellow stool for 1 wk, bloating after food, doll ache in the right in the area below ribs. Taking xanax (alprazolam). No jaundice. Cancer?

Gall bladder?: Pale stool can be caused by bile not getting into the intestine from the gall bladder. In any case, rather than worrying about cancer or trying to figure it out yourself, you need to go see your doctor. That will be the only way to figure it out. ...Read more

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How do gallstones produce pale feces and jaundice?

How do gallstones produce pale feces and jaundice?

Duct Blockage: Gallstones can cause pale stools and jaundice when they block ducts leading from the gallbladder and liver to the small intestine. Bile is largely responsible for the brown color of feces. Bile duct obstruction prevents bile from entering the small intestine. When the duct from the liver are blocked, bilirubin can't be secreted so it backs up into the blood stream leading to jaundice. ...Read more

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Discomfort near the liver and gall bladder area, pale eyes and thick white acidic tongue what is it? Had a history of jaundice and acidity

Discomfort near the liver and gall bladder area, pale eyes and thick white acidic tongue what is it? Had a history of jaundice and acidity

See a doctor: These symptoms sound too complex for this forum. You should see a doctor asap for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Chronic generalised itchy skin , weight loss , Lumps under arms , Swollen stomach , Pale or jaundice , Chronic sweats?

Chronic generalised itchy skin , weight loss , Lumps under arms , Swollen stomach , Pale or jaundice , Chronic sweats?

See a Dr. in person: You definitely sound like you need to have an in-person visit with your physician for a physical and lab tests. Don't put it off, do it today. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm 20 years old. I have yellow skin but white conjunctiva, i don't eat that much carrots! what could be the cause of this pallor?

Hi, i'm 20 years old. I have yellow skin but white conjunctiva, i don't eat that much carrots! what could be the cause of this pallor?

Beta Carotene??: People on high dose vitamin supplements can get too much beta carotene that can give a yellow orange skin discolorations. Certainly if you are asian or a person of "color" this may be your normal pigmentary pattern. If any doubts i would see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Yellow Eyes And Skin (Definition)

Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow pigment is from bilirubin, a byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. Jaundice is also a ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Yellow Skin (Definition)

Yellow skin may be seen in jaundice, which is an increased level of bilirubin in the blood, generally caused by liver disease, gall bladder ...Read more