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Been having pale brown poop for past week or so.Much lighter in color than normal. What cocould be wrong?

Been having pale brown poop for past week or so.Much lighter in color than normal.  What cocould be wrong?

Pale stool : Pale stools are most often a reflection of your diet. What you eat is most definitely reflected in your stools. But if pale stools are associated with other symptoms (e.g., jaundice, weight loss, colicky abdominal pain), this could indicate that the bile is not being excreted into your small intestine from the gall bladder correctly. I would recommend a wait-and-see approach for the next few days. ...Read more

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He is 16 months. Only put 10lbs on since birth. Eats a lot. Poops a lot. Is very small. Looks pale. Complains of head pain ?

He is 16 months. Only put 10lbs on since birth. Eats a lot. Poops a lot. Is very small. Looks pale. Complains of head pain ?

See A Doctor NOW: These are very serious symptoms pointing to malnourishment and possible anemia which are life-threatening conditions. It is unknown if baby has seen a doctor since no other info is given. There can be many causes such as infection, congenital defects, genetic syndromes, and more. Your baby needs URGENT medical care. See a doctor NOW or go to an emergency room NOW for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hello, my poop was really pale yesterday and today there is a burning sensation when I poop, but it's now a marble pale/regular brown. Thoughts?

Hello, my poop was really pale yesterday and today there is a burning sensation when I poop, but it's now a marble pale/regular brown. Thoughts?

Stool color: Stool color can vary because of a lot of factors, most notably diet. It is generally not a concern unless the store is bloody or solid black in color, due to bleeding, or rarely very pale due to gallbladder problems. If it persists to be a change in your usual color despite eating your normal diet, you might mention it to your family doctor. Otherwise, it will likely return to normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 28 days baby is having pale green poop? Is this normal?

My 28 days baby is having pale green poop? Is this normal?

Pretty common: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. If whitish, I would have baby checked. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can too much milk cause pale yellow poop in toddlers?

Hello docs. I was wondering can too much milk cause pale yellow poop in toddlers?

NOT REALLY: Too much milk intake is not recommended after 1 year of age. They need more solid food. Give the toddler mixed balanced food. From 1 to 2 year, vitamin-d milk, then 2%, 8 ounces 2-3 times daily is enough. Bring the stool issue to the attention of toddler's pediatrician, bring some stool during next visit so that the doctor gets a look and comment. ...Read more

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16 month pooping 6 times a day for 10 weeks taking off milk poop is green to pale always runny with low grade fever 99.9 to 100.3 is normal?

16 month pooping 6 times a day for 10 weeks taking off milk poop is green to pale always runny with low grade fever 99.9 to 100.3 is normal?

Toddlers diarrhea: Your child seems to have toddlers diarrhea. This can be brought on by sugars in the form of fructose or sorbitol found in juices.This would include kool aide and various sodas. Also food with varios dyes in them can also cause diarrhea. Keep a diet diary and then discuss it with yourdoctor. ...Read more

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5yr old with diarreha every other night now. No fever. Poop is very watery and yellow /pale colored?

5yr old with diarreha every other night now.  No fever.  Poop is very watery and yellow /pale colored?

Could be virus: If your doughtier has diarrhea just for few day most probably it's stomach virus. Give her plenty of water, banana, rice toast(brat diet) .Do not give her milk products! ...Read more

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My 1yr old has been havin pale yellow watery poop for 5 days now at times looks orange.Da poop smells bad.He has no fever.Poops 4or5 times a day?

My 1yr old has been havin pale yellow watery poop for 5 days now at times looks orange.Da poop smells bad.He has no fever.Poops 4or5 times a day?

Diet and bowels: What is he eating daily? Is he having any stomach pains? How much veggies does he eat daily? Consult with us to help you see if this is a serious condition. ...Read more

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What causes pale bulky stool, ?

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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I have white chunks in my stool. My stool is often very pale. Is this cause for concern?

I have white chunks in my stool. My stool is often very pale. Is this cause for concern?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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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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