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What would cause a white stool?

What would cause a white stool?

Not normal: White stool is usually caused by a lack of bile which is secreted by the gallbladder. It needs to be evaluated by your physician. ...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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My son has white stool what do I do?

My son has white stool what do I do?

Call your Peds: White generally means no bile is emptying into the intestines so the stool will have no color. If an infant, an urgent visit to your pediatrician is needed. There may be need for an urgent surgical procedure that may not help if delayed. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat white stool?

What are some ways to treat white stool?

Warrants med eval: Hello. I recommend prompt medical evaluation. White stool is not normal. There are a number of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Light colored stool can be related to lack of bile salts. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of white stool?

What are the common causes of white stool?

Variety of causes: Hello. I recommend prompt medical evaluation. White stool is not normal. Possible causes include hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). ...Read more

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Is it natural for a 20 months baby to have white stool?

Is it natural for a 20 months baby to have white stool?

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

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I had white stool for 2 days which I ignored was about a month ago hasn't happened since anything to worry about?

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 more

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I had a white stool today; could this be related to eating white powder donuts yesterday? Should I see a DR ASAP or wait to see if it happens again?

I had a white stool today; could this be related to eating white powder donuts yesterday? Should I see a DR ASAP or wait to see if it happens again?

White stool: Do you have pain? Was it mucus/ from strainign ? constipation? usually it is not from white powdered doughnuts ,but may represent gallbladder issues. Would call /be seen over next 48 hours. if pain go to ER ...Read more

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My wife has an occasional grey or white stool. It is not diet or medication related. Is this anything to be concerned about?

My wife has an occasional grey or white stool. It is not diet or medication related. Is this anything to be concerned about?

See MD: See your primary care doctor or gastroenterologist. Consider abdominal ultrasound with attention to pancreas and gallbladder. ...Read more

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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?

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

Feces (Definition)

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