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Light Clay Colored Stool
Gallbladder removed 6 years ago, recently had light clay colored stool few times back to normal the next day, is this is a result of no gallbladder?
No: This is not a result of no gallbladder, but could represent a problem with the pancreas. More likely, it is the result of something you ate. Having said that, you may want to see your primary care provider for Aptekar clnete evaluation. May need to run some blood tests as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Stool is clay colored (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
Light, clay colored stools? I have had no change to my diet, nor have started taking any new medication. Recently suffering from extreme exhaustion.
Medical eval.: 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. Since you also have extreme exhaustion would encourage prompt medical eval. Take care. ...Read more
Im having lower ab pain from belly button down and extreme bloating 4 10 days with light brown/clay colored stool and dr said i need to wait it out?
Abdominal pain: There are several causes of abdominal pain. If it is constant, severe, associated with fever or vomiting then immediate attention is necessary. Clay colored stools can also be associated with liver and gallbladder issues. Since it's been over a week then i would consider further testing with blood tests and abdominal imaging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6weeks pregnant. Notice light clay colored stools 3 days ago. No other symptoms ie abd pain fever etc. Very worried. No meds besides prenatal vitamins
Can iron deficiency anemia cause light/clay colored stools. 6 weeks pregnant, switched prenatal to iron free and since have had clay colored stools.
Is it bad if i'm having light colored, sometime clay colored stool. Noisy stomach, no pain, nausea, or fever.?
White: It appears very pale and can almost be white. ...Read more
Light (clay) colored: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. ...Read more
Gray stool color: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. ...Read more
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