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Pale Stool And Nausea
Bile problems: White stools can be associated with gallblader disease.
I am having upper abdominal pain below ribs but above navel, painful gas after eating, intermittent pale stools, occasional nausea but no weight loss?
Abdominal pain: It's time to see a gastroenterologist to make sure all is OK. Have your doctor refer you.
I took cold medicine and am now constipated, have pale stinky stools, no fever or nausea, at what point am I in danger? Letting it resolve on its own
Let resolve: I am not sure what cold medicine you took, but if it had a narcotic in it it is very constipating. It is allergy season so treating a runny nose with claritin, (loratadine) benedryl, zyrtec or allegra over the counter might work better and they don't cause constipation. your doctor has prescription medicne that also might help.
I had nausea three times in a week, 1 severe vomiting in hospital, released bladder inf, now pale pale stool still lots of pains in tummy like bad gas?
Find symptom's cause: Nausea/vomiting may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Find & treat cause.
Ranitidine: ranitidine is not reported to cause pale stools. I would not worry about it unless you are noticing other symptoms along with it. If you develop yellowing of the skin or eyes, you should report it to your physician, although this is a very rare side effect. Good luck.
Billiary disease: A large dose of diarrhea medications containing bismuth subslicylate, such as kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) or pepto-bismol, may cause stools to temporarily turn white. Stool may also turn white after swallowing barium sulfate before receiving a barium enema test. Anything that prevents the bile to reach the intestines may cause it (narrowing, stricture, tumor, or billiary cirrhosis.
I'm taking pariet rabeprazol. I often have a pale stool while taking this medicine. Is it serous problem?
No it is not a Probe: This is a safe medicine that should not affect the color of you stool. Stop looking at it as you do not have anything serious unless your doctor who prescribed you this medicine tells you so.
I have had very light brown (but completely brown) stools lately. Would a 'pale stool' actually be white/ grey?
Stools now "pale"?: Bile ; your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color ; volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, ; the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food.
Last month had pale stool for few days then normal same this mnth no other symptoms had recent full blood test everything normal should I be concerned?
No: What you described is not a cause for concern.
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 >