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I keep having occasional pale stool: did abdominal ultrasound, did several blood test (for liver, pancreas and more) all normal. Could it be gerd?

I keep having occasional pale stool: did abdominal ultrasound, did several blood test (for liver, pancreas and more) all normal. Could it be gerd?

Not likely: Gerd (gastro esopageal reflux disease), has to do with reflux of acid into the esophagus. This has heartburn, regurgitation, nausea, dysphagia, and bleeding, among other things. But not pale stool. Problems with the pancreas might do this. Pancreatic cancer can have clay-colored stools. Unless this presents with other signs and symptoms, it would be hard to say what it is without more tests. ...Read more

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Light Colored Stool (Definition)

Light colored stool is a clinical finding in which the feces are not as dark as normal, often a result ...Read more


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What is the reason for occasional pale stools?

What is the 
reason for occasional pale stools?

Let me help you: Stool comes in a range of colors. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition. A lack of bile in stool. This may indicate a bile duct obstruction. Certain medications, such as large doses of (kaopectate, pepto-bismol) and other anti-diarrheal drugs. ...Read more

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What causes steatorrhoea, highish blood amylase & occasionally lipase, loose pale stools? Normal abdominal ultrasound, CT and colonoscopy.

What causes steatorrhoea, highish blood amylase & occasionally lipase, loose pale stools? Normal abdominal ultrasound, CT and colonoscopy.

Not absorbing fat: Fat in stool can cause bulky foul smelling stool that floats, oily or greasy appearance. Fat in stool is not absorbed by digestive tract. Temporary steatorrhea may result from dietary changes or intestinal infections. Steatorrhea that is persistent may result from block of the biliary tract, pancreatitis or intestinal malabsorption. Need pancreatic lipase to break down ingested fat. ...Read more

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What can cause pale stool?

What can cause pale stool?

Pale stool: 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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Help please? What is causing my pale stool?

Help please? What is causing my pale stool?

Don't know. Are you: ill? Light colored (like clay) stool might be seen w liver problems like hepatitis, liver cancer or cirrhosis. There could be gallstones, biliary duct obstruction, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or mononucleosis. White stools can be seen w malabsorption of fat. White mucus might occur w IBS. Might have light color if you had a recent barium enema or from antacids (aluminum hydroxide). Are you > ...Read more

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What can cause pale stool (almost skin colored)?

What can cause pale stool (almost skin colored)?

Pale stool: 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

Feces (Definition)

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