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Light Coloured Stool
Potentially serious: If your stools are pale & your urine is dark like tea, this may indicate possible potentially serious problems with your liver or pancreas. This needs to be evaluated immediately by a GI specialist, especially if you also notice yellowing of your eyes. Lab tests, ct scan or an ultrasound examination are recommended. ...Read more
Variable: Stool coloring is variable. Black, grey, bright red should cause a call to the doctor. ...Read more
SERIOUS ISSUE: True "yellow" eyes (sclera) need to be assessed for systemic jaundice which signifies liver disease ; need for medical evaluation. Your associated sx's are serious. Please seek out medical evaluation now...More commonly, a yellowish spot in the horizontal area is an actinic degeneration known as a pinguecula...Also pterygium, any eye care physician could quickly determine this with exam. ...Read more
Stool light-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
Jaundiced?: Your symptoms, when considered together, suggest early onset jaundice due to a liver problem, bile duct/gallbladder problem, or pancreatic disease. This can be serious, may worsen, & deserves urgent physical examination & lab testing. Please see a doctor or present yourself to the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Now has green stool: The color 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. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Very fatigue,passing light brown with black spots stool on today,only making bowel movements every other day,strong smelling dark yellow urine.
General symptoms...: There are a lot of things that can cause these general symptoms. If your urine is concentrated and you are constipated, make sure you are drinking LOTS of fluids. If the black spots have any red in them, you should be evaluated. Sometimes Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause both constipation and black spots in stool. If you have a fever or any other focused symptoms, see a doctot. ...Read more
I had very light brown stool yesterday and today i had a normal brown stool with very light brown in it almost pale in color mixed normal brown color?
Constipated | Today passed a normal brown coloured stool although light red blood turned toilet water red and blood also on toilet paper when wiped
Small bleeding: Being constipated and passing a hard stool can cause minor trauma to the lining of the rectum and anus. Other causes of a small amount of blood can be from hemorrhoids. At your age, it is unlikely to be anything more significant. If you have prolonged bleeding or prolonged pain you may want to seek out a physician to perform a rectal exam or a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy. ...Read more
Can loose stools change color of toliet water (dark brown/light brown stools)? Done stool test negative of blood but recently started liquid iron
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
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Light colored stool may be from taking milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or other white, non-absorbed substances. Or it may represent bile duct blockage or problems with the liver's bile production. As a single isolated event with no other associated symptoms it may mean nothing at all. As a constant problem, it needs evaluation. ...Read more
Blood mixed with light coloured stool. String stuff and mucus. Does fresh blood come from higher than the sigmoid colon?
Light coloured stool or black never normal , blood when wipe , very anemic , adominal pain , thin stool , excessive diaherra , what's wrong with me ?
I'm only 21 and have light coloured stools with mucus and nausea after eating. I'm not pregnant, I don't drink or smoke and have not changed my diet!?
POOR DIGESTION: You are having symptoms related to poor digestion. Something has chenged. You need to be seen by a physician. ...Read more
Hi , ive been constipated for about a week and now Ive noticed a small light pink coloured stool. should I be worried?
Maybe: I'd be worried about being constipated for a week. You need more fiber (psyllium husks), water, and bowel stimulation (magnesium, prunes/prune juice). You can't OD on magnesium, because it will give you diarrhea. Take several TBL of Metamucil, 500-1,000 mg magnesium, and enough prunes to get you going. Stay regular. Chronic constipation leads to many illnesses. Also, check your thyroid. ...Read more
My son is 6 yrs old and has continuous light tan / clay coloured stools. They are either type 4, 5 or 6. He rarely has what i would call normal c?
Stools color and ...: ...consistency varied to much to just establish one as normal and the rest abnormal. With respect to color abnormal is considered BLACK, RED or WHITE. In consistence abnormal will be LIQUID or HARD PELLETS. Always important to remember the longer the stools stay in the last part of the colon the drier and bulkier they become...and harder to pass. Probiotics are always a great help. ...Read more
Green stool: One time occurence probably from something you ate. ...Read more
First piece of stool that comes out sinks, next one floats. Normal coloured stool. What does this mean?
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful medication too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more
Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding then the stool may become black. This requires evaluation by your gastoenterlogist as the source of the bleeding must be discovered and corrected. ...Read more
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