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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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What would cause yellow/white foamy stools? Also having lots of gas. Stomach making lots of noises. But no severe pain.

What would cause yellow/white foamy stools? Also having lots of gas. Stomach making lots of noises. But no severe pain.

Flora off balance: Could be that your gut bacterial flora is off balance. Try taking acidophilus supplements for a few weeks to see if this restores it. If not better, see MD for some bloodwork. If the stools are hard to flush down, then they are rich in fat which can mean the pancreatic, bile system is off. ...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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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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What would cause loose light colored stool that smells very bad?

What would cause loose light colored stool that smells very bad?

Light-colored stool: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) 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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Can antibiotics cause white stool? I've been using them for 2 weeks now.

Can antibiotics cause white stool? I've been using them for 2 weeks now.

Stool color: Antibiotics change the normal bacterial composition of our intestinal tract and can cause looseness of stool and due to the more rapid transit through the intestines, lightening of stool color often results. This usually causes tan color but white stool is unusual and suggests malabsorption of fats. Take probiotics and give your intestines time to normalize to see if normal pigmented stool returns ...Read more

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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?

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?

No worries: Stool color is determined by multiple factors, one of which obviously is what you eat. If it doesn't happen again, I wouldn't worry about it, especially if you don't have any other symptoms. ...Read more

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