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Embarrassing question, but what does pale or lighter-colored faeces indicate?

Embarrassing question, but what does pale or lighter-colored faeces indicate?

See a doctor: Significant color changes that persist could be a sign of serious problems with you GI tract and you should see a doctor for a physical exam and get lab work done. Light colored or gray colored stool, especially if it floats, could mean a blockage of the bile duct that prevents the normal amount of bile from mixing with food and gives it it's normal color. Bile duct blockage can come from cancer. ...Read more

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My 2 year old child has passed two large 5-8cm pale white/pink nematode worms in its faeces. where will they have come from?

My 2 year old child has passed two large 5-8cm  pale white/pink nematode worms in its faeces. where will they have come from?

Worms: Most worms are passed as eggs from feces to mouth and through the body to pass out in the feces as worms. See your doctor for medication to treat these. Practice good handwashing to prevent recurrence of the infections. ...Read more

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What do?Pale feces indicate?

What do?Pale feces indicate?

See a doctor: Significant color changes that persist could be a sign of serious problems with you GI tract and you should see a doctor for a physical exam and get lab work done. Light colored or gray colored stool, especially if it floats, could mean a blockage of the bile duct that prevents the normal amount of bile from mixing with food and gives it it's normal color. Bile duct blockage can come from cancer. ...Read more

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White/pale feces for a week? Had liver blood tests prior from concerns from doctors all negative results i researched pale feces it said liver, why?

White/pale feces for a week? Had liver blood tests prior from concerns from doctors all negative results i researched pale feces it said liver, why?

Blocked biliary tree: The brown color of stool comes from the bilirubin and bile that comes from the liver. No bile, no color... Means something is going on in the biliary tree. You need to see your doctor asap. ...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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Pale stools why could this be?

Pale stools why could this be?

Pale stools: Have clay / pale colored stools checked out. This can occur when the liver does not produce enough bile or when bile is blocked from leaving the liver. Some possible causes include: gall stones, bile duct cysts, strictures of bile ducts, hepatitis, some medications, cancer, etc. ...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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What does having pale stools indicate?

What does having pale stools indicate?

Possible causes: Light / pale stool can have a variety of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more