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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep having pale color stool, I did several liver tests: hepathic comprehensive pannel, cbc, lipase, and amalyse..Everything turned out very normal.?
How pale?: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Yes: 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
Floating stools: 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