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What causes white diarrhea?

What causes white diarrhea?

Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral hepatitis which causes the bilirubin in your blood level to rise. As a result there can be less of it in the stool and the stool then becomes "discolored" or white, gray, or pale. Note that eating all white foods can cause this as well. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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What causes white stools?

What causes white stools?

A # of causes.: Hello. Prompt medical evaluation is warranted for extremely light stool. There are a number 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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What causes pale diarrhea?

What causes pale diarrhea?

Light (clay) 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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What causes diarrhoea?

What causes diarrhoea?

Many possibilities: This can be due to infection, changes in diet, inflammatory (non-infectious) bowel disease, and others. Be more specific and can answer with regard to the pathophysiologic process of that particular condition. ...Read more

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What causes bright yellow diarrhea?

What causes bright yellow diarrhea?

Diarrhea: That's not an unusual color for a diarrhea. The causes of diarrhea, however, can be as many as you can think starting with infection (stomach flu) to functional such irritable bowel syndrome to malignancy. ...Read more

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Clear diarrhea what causes this?

Number of things: Things from nonabsorbable sugars in the diet to medications to infections can cause clear diarrhea. Identifying the exact cause requires much more information. ...Read more

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What causes white tongue?

What causes white tongue?

Many things: Many things can contribute to a white coating on the tongue. We frequently see this with nasal conditions that cause one to breath through the mouth. Other common causes include thrush and geographic tongue. Consider using a tongue scraper to remove the coating. You should see you doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause white stuff in stool?

What could cause white stuff in stool?

Hmm: Pale or light colored stool can be related to lack of bile salts. I do not know what the cause is of bits of white material in the stool (if that is how it appears)l. If stool is predominantly white or light than possible causes include 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 causes "watery" blood?

What causes "watery" blood?

Anemia: I'm going to assume that this is what you mean by 'watery blood.' Anemia is common and is always serious. You should insist on both the scientific (rather than 'pop', such as 'watery') terminology and a full explanation. ...Read more

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What causes black stools?

What causes black stools?

Blood: Black stools or melena, is always considered blood. It usually comes from the stomach or the beginning parts [higher up in our jargon] of the small intestine. Bleeding from colon usually comes out red. Black or red stools need to be investigated. ...Read more

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What could cause runny yellow stool?

What could cause runny yellow stool?

Yellow stool: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes bloody mucus after bad bout of diarrhea?

What causes bloody mucus after bad bout of diarrhea?

Various: It could be as simple as trauma from wiping/passing diarrhea, to an actual inflammation inside your large intestine, called colitis (often concerning for a bacterial infection). If it persists, definitely bring it to the attention of your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause yellow stool?

What could cause yellow stool?

Could be bad: Acholic stools can be normal or caused by a blockage of your common bile duct from a stone or a cancer. See your internal medicine doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause yellow watery stool and extreme tiredness?

Infected: See your doctor to get properly diagnosed and get the needed prescriptions. Diarrhea can be contagious and you are putting family, friends and coworkers in harms way. ...Read more

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What causes frequent diarrhea?

Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more