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What causes clay colored stools with abdominal discomfort and foul smelly gas?

What causes clay colored stools with abdominal discomfort and foul smelly gas?

Several things: These are non specific symptoms that could be as serious as liver problems and as simple as a reaction to what you eat or bacterial imbalance of your intestines. I recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. In the mean time try eating yogurt twice a week to start. Also avoid alcohol until you see a physician. ...Read more

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What might cause bellyaches and clay-colored stools?

What might cause bellyaches and clay-colored stools?

Bile obstruction?: 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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What might cause stomachaches and clay-colored stools?

What might cause stomachaches and clay-colored stools?

1: Clay colored stool is classically described in patients with jaundice secondary to obstruction of bile duct. It can happen with pancreatic cancer, bile duct tumors, stones and strictures etc. All these can cause abdominal pain( commonly known as stomach pain). ...Read more

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What could cause headaches and clay-colored stools?

What could cause headaches and clay-colored stools?

Clay-colored stool: 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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If I was to have clay colored stools 1 time is that normal?

If I was to have clay colored stools 1 time is that normal?

Not to worry: If this occurred only one time there is nothing to worry about. Persistent clay colored stools if associated with jaundice would be of great concern. Relax. ...Read more

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Light, clay colored stools? I have had no change to my diet, nor have started taking any new medication. Recently suffering from extreme exhaustion.

Light, clay colored stools? I have had no change to my diet, nor have started taking any new medication.  Recently suffering from extreme exhaustion.

Medical eval.: Clay colored stool is usually associated with lack of bile salts in the stool. Have the whites of your eyes or your skin turned yellow? Possible causes include: gallstones, hepatitis, biliary cirrhosis, as well as issues occlusions of bile ducts or biliary tree. Since you also have extreme exhaustion would encourage prompt medical eval. Take care. ...Read more