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12-year-old son has very light-colored stool periodically. Lasts for a day or two, then returns to normal. Any reason for concern?

12-year-old son has very light-colored stool periodically. Lasts for a day or two, then returns to normal. Any reason for concern?

Doctor can examine: A primary care doctor can check to see why some stools are very light colored. He'll want to know the circumstances around the light colored stools, such as whether or not it is related to rapid transit of poop through the bowels, or related to certain foods. Keeping a diary of symptoms will help. If worried about the gall bladder, the doctor may order an ultrasound scan. ...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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I'm finishing up my 2nd to last day of cefuroxime antibiotics and am experiencing very light tan colored stool. Is there reason for concern?

I'm finishing up my 2nd to last day of cefuroxime antibiotics and am experiencing very light tan colored stool. Is there reason for concern?

Probably not: Probably the change in stool color will return to normal without any problems. If you are otherwise feeling fine then probably things are ok but you always should check with whoever prescribed the medication. Cefuroximine can cause diarrhea so maybe you are getting a little of that. ...Read more

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Slimy light colored stool?

Slimy light colored stool?

Med eval: Extremely light colored stool might havecauses 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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What is slushy light colored stool?

What is slushy light colored stool?

Stool light-colored: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color 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. ...Read more

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Is there a concern for light colored stool?

Is there a concern for light colored stool?

Stool light-colored: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color 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. ...Read more

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Really light colored stool a cause for immediate concern?

Really light colored stool a cause for immediate concern?

Maybe - see your doc: When stool gets light, ei: grey, white or clay colored, it can be due to an underlying gallbladder/liver issue. Bile is what gives stool its color so if not being produced or blocked for its excretion then can lead to light colored stool. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is really light colored stool a cause for immediate concern?

Is really light colored stool a cause for immediate concern?

No pain, no worry: Typically, you should not worry about the change of stool colors unless red/blood or tarry black and/or abdominal pain/fever etc...Having some color change from day to day without other symptoms is quite normal and i would not worry. Just keep an eye on it...I am sure it will be back to usual in 24-48 hours. If worsens, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could too much milk cause light colored stool?

Could too much milk cause light colored stool?

Light stool: An all-milk diet a possible cause for white stool. ...Read more

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Light colored stool noticed since i started donating plasma

Light colored stool noticed since i started donating plasma

Hello. : Hello. Light colored bowel movements can be related to bile and may involve the liver, gall bladder or bile ducts. I was unable to find a link between light stool and plasma donation. Recommend that this be evaluated. ...Read more

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