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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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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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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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What causes pale bulky stool, ?

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

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Can powdered donuts cause pale color stool?

Can powdered donuts cause pale color stool?

Unlikely: Pale stool usually comes from a lack of bile production. If you are having this regularly, i would seek out the help of a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when most of my stool is a pale brown with some darker brown bits in it?

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

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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?

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