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What does light colored stools mean?

What does light colored stools mean?

Light-colored stool: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) 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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Loose and light colored stools now why?

Loose and light colored stools now why?

Light colored stool: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) 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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I was sick and had light colored stools?

I was sick  and had light colored stools?

Stools light-colored: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) 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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Are light colored stools a sign of illness?

Light-colored stool: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) 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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I was sick around cats and had light colored stools. Related?

I was sick around cats and had light colored stools. Related?

Probobly not: You should be tested for bowel infection or parasites if you have become ill with gastrointestinal symptoms. You may have had contact with other animals or travel? Blood and stool tests are recommended. Also, take a complete list of your medications and supplements to the medical appointment for review. ...Read more

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I am having tan / light colored stools? Should I be concerned? Thanks.

I am having tan / light colored stools? Should I be concerned? Thanks.

Maybe: If the 'light colored stools represent a change - and particularly if especially stinky and/or difficult to flush away - this may represent pancreatic problems. See a GI md if this is a change... ...Read more

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What causes pale color stools?

What causes pale color stools?

Pale stools: Pale stools can come from different sources. Usually it is due to poor fat absorption, indicationg a problem with the liver or gall bladder. Sometimes in liver failure, bilirubin builds up in the system, and can cause yellowing of the stools. An evaluation of the liver is usually warranted. ...Read more

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What causes extremely pale stools?

What causes extremely  pale stools?

See your doctor : If you are describing clay colored stools, you should see your doctor. This may represent a problem with what is called enterohepatic circulation and should be evaluated with blood work and possibly urine testing as well. ...Read more

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