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Pale Color Stool
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
I had a pale color stool today, is this possible that it is cancer or something life threatening? I am 16 years old.
Common: Stool color runs through the spectrum of colors from deep green through variations in light or dark yellows and browns. This reflects the changes in the color producing bile caused by germs in your gut, influenced by the time it takes for something to move through. It will pass. ...Read more
I keep having pale color stool, I did several liver tests: hepathic comprehensive pannel, cbc, lipase, and amalyse. Everything turned out very normal.?
Blockage to flow of bile, within or outside the liver can cause pale (clay-colored) stool. Obstruction can be intermittent. If no sono done yet, might consider it as a screen for dilated bile ducts, stones, masses, etc. Might need additional tests. Meds? Diet? Other symptoms?
Discuss with your doc. ...Read more
My 3 yr old has had pale sand paper clay color stool for 2 weeks, she is more tired then usual. (occasionally complains of " tummy hurting)?
See pediatrician: The most common cause of the symptoms you describe is over use of dairy products (particularly milk) to exclusion of other foods such as beef & vegetables. Is she still using bottle? Excessive dairy product intake leads to constipation and pale stools. Your pediatrician can ascertain this or another cause for the symptoms, and then counsel you in the proper diet to present to a three year old. ...Read more
3y/o w/diarrhea 14 days. Now pale clay color soft stool for 3 days. Low appetite, mild dehyd, lower abd crmps, no fever. No diet change, no milk. Ok?
Diarrhea: Your child may have toddlers diarrhea which can cause light to clay colored stools. The basic cause is unknown but it is postulated that it may be due to the fructose or sorbitol sugars that are present in fruit juices and other foods. Try to avoid sugar containing juices or sugar containing foods. ...Read more
What foods can make your stool paler in color. My stool has been paler than normal for the past day. I've eaten a lot of cashews. Could that be it?
Light colored foods, foods high in fat can cause your stools to be lighter in color.
Also, foods with artificial dyes can alter the color of your stools, and sometimes your urine. Eating/drinking foods that have added blue food coloring, can give a bluish to greenish tint to your stools/urine. Same with reds and purples. ...Read more
The two most common causes of floating stools are excess gas and malabsorption, or poor absorption, of nutrients.
Certain foods can cause gas in your stools. Foods that commonly cause gas contain large amounts of sugar, lactose, starch, or fiber.
I would see a GI specialist. ...Read more
Color doesn't matter: Color is not important in stool. It can vary depending on what you eat. If you are concerned that there may be blood in the stool then go to your doctor to get it tested for blood. It would be important to investigate where the blood is coming from. ...Read more
Pale bulky stools: Pale bulky stools are due to steatorrhoea, or called malabsorption syndrome. It is due to failure to absorp nutrients from gastro intestinal tract. There are at least 200 causes of the syndrome.Celiac disease is one of the most common inherited malabsorption syndrome. ...Read more
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
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
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
Pale / white stool: White pale stool may reflect significant biliary obstruction or profound liver disease (often with accompanying jaundice). Or the white may be just a coating of mucus (a colon lubricant) which when present in large volume may signal problems with colon spasm (ie. Irritable bowel syndrome), partial obstruction, infection, and even sloughed colon lining due to a variety of diseases. Get her checked. ...Read more
Gallbladder: Gallstones, problems with the gallbladder, or blockage of the flow of bile (a substance created by the gallbladder which is responsible for changing the color of ones feces) may lead to upper right abdominal pain and a change in stool color. It is important to see your physician in order to properly diagnose and treat your symptoms. ...Read more
Today I had pale colored stool, normally its light brown to dark brown. Can eating a lot of corn chips cause this?
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I just had a pale-colored stool. This is the second time it happened. The last time was a month ago. Should I be concerned?
See your MD:
34 year old lady with concern of pale-colored stool.
You should absolutely visit your MD please. Pale colored stools can indicate problems with bile, which is a substance elaborated by your liver cells and stored in your gall bladder.Bile is used in the absorption of fat & bile contains bilirubin, a waste prod of red blood cells that makes stool green/brown. See your MD for a full exam. Good luck. ...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?
I recently noticed my stool was a mix between pale and brown. When I wiped I saw only brown on the paper. Also my stools seems to be pieces. I am 26.?
Do not worry:
Your stool is okay. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
My son is 3.5.he takes milk four times a day. Does not eat much. His stool is usually pale. It sometimes turns to light brown but not regular brown. T?
Pale rider: No - constipation by itself cannot change the color of stools - that is either a function of what you eaten or sometimes from blockages of the liver ducts. Pale is subjective - you must see a physician for this as pale stools can be the sign of a serious problem - but not always. ...Read more
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
A formal evaluation: It is probably just something you are eating but to be on the safe side I would have a complete physical exam and perhaps blood tests and stool test if it persists. If the stool changes back to brown and stays that way then likely no further testing needed. ...Read more
I started passing tissue like substance in my stools, they are pale and sometimes looks like (salmon color) chunks scared?
My 4 year old son had very pale stools today along with normal-colored stool. It is the first time this has happened. Should I be concerned?
No reason to worry: There is no reason to worry for pale stools it is normal and don't cause any problem and is not due to any medical condition ...Read more
Hi. The colour of my stools are often pale coloured or slightly clay in colour. I am a drinker. Will they go back to normal if I stop drinking?
Not certain: I can't be certain clay colored stools can be due to intestinal or liver problems even gallstones could do this, so you need to see your physician and maybe see a gastroenterologist ...Read more
Hi my two year old keeps having a slight temperature then going off her food then her stools go really pale for a few days, can you offer any reason?
More info needed: We need to have more information. For example how high her temp gets, any food causing temp increase. ...Read more
Hi there, Is it possible for one to live with pale coloured stool if several tests by a gastroenterologist confirm that nothing is wrong with the aff?
Probably...: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for the color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (like peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from the gut, infection, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. ...Read more