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What causes pale color stools?

What causes pale color stools?

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

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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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I;ve been having floating stools. Their not pale in color or greasy? What could this be?

I;ve been having floating stools. Their not pale in color or greasy? What could this be?

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

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

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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Pale stools why could this be?

Pale stools why could this be?

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

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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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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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What causes extremely pale stools?

See your doctor: If you are describing clay colored stools, you should see your doctor. This may represent a problem with what is called enterohepatic circulation and should be evaluated with blood work and possibly urine testing as well. ...Read more

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What does having pale stools indicate?

What does having pale stools indicate?

Possible causes: Light / pale stool can have a variety of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...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

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What should I do about pale green stool? I've had it for over a week.

Depends: Color of stool without symptoms is usually a reflection of diet. If you develop symptoms seek help. ...Read more

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My daughter has stool that is pale and sometimes white should it be removed?

My daughter has stool that is pale and sometimes white should it be removed?

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

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What causes pale colored stools with upper right abb pain which can be off and on?

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

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Have been eating junk for the past few days. Now I have frequent and pale stools. Help! ?

Have been eating junk for the past few days. Now I have frequent and pale stools. Help! ?

Pale stools: Pale stools could be from bile duct obstruction (output of gall bladder and liver). Could be from fall stones or could be rarely from rumors blocking the duct. Needs eval by a doc if significantly pale. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

Stool Color: Stool color is not important unless there is no color at all or it is bloody. Melena which is black sticky foul smelly stool signifies blood as well and is important. Otherwise green, brown, orange or shades thereof don't mean anything. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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Can constpation cause pale stools?

Can constpation cause pale stools?

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

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What is the reason for occasional pale stools?

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

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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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I started passing tissue like substance in my stools, they are pale and sometimes looks like (salmon color) chunks scared?

I started passing tissue like substance in my stools, they are pale and sometimes looks like (salmon color) chunks scared?

See a doctor: If you are passing what looks like tissue in your stools, please see a doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor will take a full history, perform an examination, and recommend appropriate tests, likely a colonoscopy. ...Read more