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I have had the hyda? Test and a dr wanted to remove the gallbladder right away but since then I have only had chalky light stools. Problem.....?.?

I have had the hyda? Test and a dr wanted to remove the gallbladder right away but since then I have only had chalky light stools.  Problem.....?.?

Yes it is a problem: It may mean that all of your bile is being blocked. If you develop a fever, severe abdominal pain or your whites of your eyes become green, go to the er. Of not, call your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Found corn like objects in stool. Haven't ate corn recently. Also have light stool. Possible gallbladder issue?

Found corn like objects in stool. Haven't ate corn recently. Also have light stool. Possible gallbladder issue?

Unlikely: Undigested corn is normal. The fact that some kernels took longer then others is not surprising. This is unrelated to your gallbladder. ...Read more

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Petechiae on three-year-olds neck? . Should I be concerned? Very fair skin. No other symptoms other than light stool this morning.

Petechiae on three-year-olds neck? . Should I be concerned? Very fair skin. No other symptoms other than light stool this morning.

Are you sure?: Petechiae can be serious. Was there a long, hard fit of howling? Choking or coughing? Fever? Any skin signs elsewhere? Sick? Vomiting? ARE YOU SURE THEY ARE PETECHIAE? Take the baby to the DR. ...Read more

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I've had 2 bouts of diarrhoea in 2 weeks last being yesterday which was watery with temperature n off food and now today i've had light stools?

I've had 2 bouts of diarrhoea in 2 weeks last being yesterday which was watery with temperature n off food and now today i've had light stools?

Maybe all one thing: Following an episode of gastroenteritis, it's not unusual to have a relapse within the following week or so. In these cases it's probably just an indication that the gut was not totally healed from the original episode. A probiotic may be helpful if not already tried. ...Read more

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Hi doctors if a person were to have a tumor on thier pancrease what would come first jaundace or dark urine and light stools?

Hi doctors if a person were to have a tumor on thier pancrease what would come first jaundace or dark urine and light stools?

All come together: Jaundice is a consequence of a lesion in the head of t he pancreas. The main bile duct comes from liver to pass in a groove under head of pancreas to enter intestine. When tumor begins in pancreatic duct, 1 cm. of growth outside of duct results in blockage of duct which causes regurgitation of bile back to liver and results in jaundice, dark urine and light stool. ...Read more

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3 yo has small petechiae on neck.Cry fits frequently. Had pneumonia wk ago. Fair skin. No other sx. Light stool this morning. Acting and eating fine.

3 yo has small petechiae on neck.Cry fits frequently.
Had pneumonia wk ago. Fair skin. No other sx. Light stool this morning. Acting and eating fine.

No worries!: This a very common problem in young children, almost slways caused by protracted vomiting or crying. as long as the petechiae are located only on the neck and face I would not worry. ...Read more

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Started taking plaquenil 2 months ago, since than have light stool color. As of a week ago, liver and pancreas enzyme are normal, billirubin is norma?

Started taking plaquenil 2 months ago, since than have light stool color.  As of a week ago, liver and pancreas enzyme are normal, billirubin is norma?

May not be related: This may not be related to the plaquenil.Uncertain why you are taking plaquenil. I would advise a gastroenterology evaluation. I agree with the liver and pancreas tests but if this is really a very light stool one would need a more involved workup. ...Read more