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Pale Colored Feces
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Today i had pale colored stool, normally its light brown to dark brown. Can eating a lot of corn chips cause this?
Yes: You are what you eat.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 dont cause any problem and is not due to any medical condition ...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
I have heard the term "pale colored" when referring to stool color. What color are they talking about when they say "pale colored" and what is normal?
My 3 year old has had pale/light colored stool for 3 days, watery to very loose. No recent diet change; still active; no fever; no other symptoms?
Toddler' diarrhea: This is most like a harmless process called toddler's diarrhea. There are frequently several watery stools per day with frequent bits of undigested food. If the pale color persists, or the condition worsens, you will want to have your child checked by a primary care provider. ...Read more
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