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Recurring White Stool
I had white stool for 2 days which I ignored was about a month ago hasn't happened since anything to worry about?
Steatorrhea: Steatorrhea is the presence of excess fat in feces, which give stools white appearance. Stools may also float due to excess lipid, have an oily appearance and can be especially foul-smelling. Common causes of steatorrhea include: lack of bile acid due to biliary dyskinesis, hypolipidemic medication, celiac disease, pancreatitis or insufficiency. If symptom persists, please consult your physician ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My stepson whos 11 forgot to flush his bowels. I thought i seen a big white stool in there but there were smaller brown ones too, should i be worried?
See Your Doctor: Stool color is affected by the diet and digestive processes. Some diseases interfere with normal digestion which can also lead to abnormal stool color and consistency. More information is needed regarding dietary habits, stool patterns, abdominal pain, and more. Be aware that children may not complain of symptoms. See your doctor for a targeted exam which may also include inspection of his stool. ...Read more
My wife has an occasional grey or white stool. It is not diet or medication related. Is this anything to be concerned about?
White as in "white": The color of stool comes from liver secretions. If the liver is not functioning or its ducts are blocked, then the child will have white (acholic) stools. This rare condition (biliary atresia) is unlikely in a 20 mos old who would have been noted to be ill from infancy. If the baby is well, then the color of the stool likely represents her diet. Too much milk, not enough meat/veg/grains/fruit. ...Read more
Can suppositories cause white stool? I used 1 yesterday morning and 1 in the evening. I woke up today and noticed my stool was mainly white.
Yes: Suppositories can affect the color of your stool. ...Read more
I had white stool this morning. The first part was white and the rest was brown. I ate 3 bananas last night, could that cause it? Or is this serious?
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