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Is surgery indicated for gallbladder that causes tenderness, pale stools? Symptoms intermittent over years. Had sand yrs ago. Also have hiatal hernia.

Is surgery indicated for gallbladder that causes tenderness, pale stools? Symptoms intermittent over years. Had sand yrs ago. Also have hiatal hernia.

Maybe/Maybe not.: The anatomy of the gallbladder, pancreas and liver needs to be assessed, possibly using ultrasound to look for problems in the region. If you are not having pain, or symptoms are not thought to be related to a problem with your gallbladder then the answer wouln't be cholecystectomy. The best answer to your question would be to have a discussion with your doctor in person about this. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Light Colored Stool (Definition)

Light colored stool is a clinical finding in which the feces are not as dark as normal, often a result ...Read more


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What are abdominal pain, lower back pain, pale stools and nausea possible symptoms of?

What are abdominal pain, lower back pain, pale stools and nausea possible symptoms of?

Bile ducts: These symptoms, especially pale stools, are worrisome for problems involving the bile ducts that drain bile from the liver to the intestine. This can happen for a variety of reasons ranging from pancreatic cancer to gallstones. ...Read more

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What could cause these symptoms: pale stool, yellow skin, flank pain, acid in mouth, and more urination than usual?

What could cause these symptoms: pale stool, yellow skin, flank pain, acid in mouth, and more urination than usual?

Jaundice?: Pale stool, yellow skin, & dark-colored urination suggests biliary obstruction--due perhaps to a gallstone in bile duct &/or from pancreatic inflammation. Consider significant liver disease (viral, familial, medication or alcohol-related, budd-chiari etc). Regardless of cause, please don't wait longer to get now a formal physical exam, appropriate lab studies, & if necessary medication or surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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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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 causes extremely pale stools?

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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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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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?

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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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 don't cause any problem and is not due to any medical condition ...Read more

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I have had yellow and pale stools for about 2 months. I am 17 years old and I am afraid I have cancer or something else that is serious whatsacommonc?

I have had yellow and pale stools for about 2 months. I am 17 years old and I am afraid I have cancer or something else that is serious whatsacommonc?

Need to assess: Pale stools could be related to foods and poor bile flow. If transient it can be normal. If you have juandice associated it needs eval right away. Mal absorption of fats can cause that too. So as you you see there are many causes. Do place a consult with us so we can better help you.
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