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I have white poop?

I have white poop?

Really?: White poop can be from barium tests; clay colored (pale)poop can be from bile blockage. Some antacids can cause white poop. Pale yellowish (foul smelling, oily) poop can be from fat malabsorption or maldigestion (pancreatic disease, celiac sprue). ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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I think I have white poop, or at least the color's faded. What can cause that?

I think I have white poop, or at least the color's faded. What can cause that?

Biliary obstruction: The one cause that needs to be evaluated for is biliary obstruction. You should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is white poop in a one-year-old something that should be checked out?

Yes: If the stool is completely white or tan, this is something that should be checked out. Bring a sample in to the doctor if you can. ...Read more

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Have white poop, what does is mean? I don't have a very healthy diet and I smoke. (18. Years old)

Have white poop, what does is mean? I don't have a very healthy diet and I smoke. (18. Years old)

Gallbladder?: Could be your gallbladder is unable to excrete bile. Get checked out asap by a good GI doctor. You may need an ultrasound or ct to image liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. ...Read more

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9 week old baby with blue and white poop. She's on breast milk exclusively.

Newborn stools...: Newborn stools can be various colors; however, blue and (especially) white sounds concerning. Get an appointment with her pediatrician immediately and bring a dirty diaper to let them see that stool that you are referring to! ...Read more

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Sorry to be gross. What is white poop? Take Carafate (sucralfate) at 2am, bowel movement at 1 pm and white. Constant nausea, no gall bladder.

Sorry to be gross. What is white poop? Take Carafate (sucralfate) at 2am, bowel movement at 1 pm and white. Constant nausea, no gall bladder.

Acholic stools? : In the absence of bile, the green/brown color of normal stool may be lost. Would expect upper abdominal pain, but may not accompany. If this persists, see your doctor, there may be a gallstone obstructing the drainage from your liver. Jaundice would accompany this. If this stool is one of a kind and doesn't repeat, then it's probably medication/food related. A bile duct stone may be the issue. ...Read more

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White poop? No bowel movements anywhere from a week to almost 2. Not completely white but seems to be wrapped in white. Has been going on for a while. Severe sharp pains in left side when trying to go. 12 weeks pregnant. What could this be?

White poop? No bowel movements anywhere from a week to almost 2. Not completely white but seems to be wrapped in white. Has been going on for a while. Severe sharp pains in left side when trying to go. 12 weeks pregnant. What could this be?

Hello, : Hello, would call your obstetrician about this tommorrow. White bowel movements can be due to problems with the gall bladder, liver, pancrease, (pancrelipase) malabsorbtion, celiac disease or gerd. It is important to make sure everything is alright. Take care.
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My child has white stool/poop should I be worried?

My child has white stool/poop should I be worried?

No: Pale colored stool in children is usually a transient phenomenon. Seek medical attention if the condition persists or child develops jaundice. ...Read more

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My daughter that is 18 months has been pooping white watery poop the last few days. What might be the cause?

White stools: I need more informations. I s her urine darker, yellow color of skin or eyes, or change in her diet? Is there white mucus in the stool or it is all white. You should take her to her pediatrician for examination & work up. ...Read more

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My son is 18m and has nearly white mushy poop, he is a very fussy eater and has been ill a lot since the day I gave birth to him. Should i be worried

My son is 18m and has nearly white mushy poop, he is a very fussy eater and has been ill a lot since the day I gave birth to him.  Should i be worried

I would: Even though it's late for the presentation (18 mo), acholic (white stool) rises a concern for the biliary atresia (blockage of the bile from the gall bladder to the intestine). If your child also has a dark urine, jaundice (yellow skin color) or icterus (yellow eye sclera). I would evaluate his total & direct bilirubin level with the liver enzymes and get a sonogram of the liver/biliary system. ...Read more

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I have frequent, soft white/clay poop. It started late last night. Slight cramping in lower right abdomen (feels like cyst). Should I see a doctor?

I have frequent, soft white/clay poop. It started late last night. Slight cramping in lower right abdomen (feels like cyst). Should I see a doctor?

Gallbladder?: That symptom of clay-colored stool usually points to the biliary system — the gallbladder and the ducts that course forth from it. In this context, the urine may become dark and you may experience nausea and abdominal bloating. You should see a doctor for the investigation of this, yes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a white discharge after pooping?

Is it normal to have a white discharge after pooping?

Change in bowel.: Sometimes this could be due to internal hemorrhoids and anal fissures. ...Read more

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Pooping white chunks? What's wrong with me? I'm 17 years old

Pooping white chunks? What's wrong with me? I'm 17 years old

More info needed: If the entire stool is white, that is definitely abnormal and suggests blockage of bile flow. However, if some stool is colored, then perhaps the white parts are undigested food. If it's been present only a day or two, then it might be okay to watch it for now. If it's persisting for more than a few days, a medical exam would be needed. More information is needed to make any conclusions. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 months and she is teething but she is pooping white is that something to be worried about?

My daughter is 11 months and she is teething but she is pooping white is that something to be worried about?

Stool pattern: Stool pattern in infants can vary in terms of frequency, color and consistency. A different colored stool (white) is not alarming, but if it is consistently grey/white; child should be seen bh pediatrician. Liver bile production/recirculation colors stool and constant grey stools may indicate a problem in this system. ...Read more

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Pooping white slimy stuff?

Pooping white slimy stuff?

Could be nothing: Or could be a sign of inflammation /ibd or ibs or infection in your colon, anal fissures, remnants of food particles etc. Go see your dr for reassurance! (pls read link below). ...Read more

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Why would my son be pooping white?

Why would my son be pooping white?

Ate some white sand?: Also, could be a sign of problems with his biliary tree, have his peds examine his belly. ...Read more

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Why would my 10 wk old bottle-fed baby have white bits in poop?

Why would my 10 wk old bottle-fed baby have white bits in poop?

Undigested formula: This is a very common complaint from parents. The Infants' immature digestive system takes longer to digest the milk protein. Those "white bits" you see in the stool are actually bits of undigested milk protein. This is absolutely normal and nothing to be worried about ...Read more

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What to do if I'm pooping white what does mean am gonna be ok?

What to do if I'm pooping white what does mean am gonna be ok?

Pale stool: Although a pale stool can be a sign of a possible bile duct obstruction, it is more likely normal. If the stools remain extremely pale, you should have some blood test done. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do if my stool has white fuzzy stuff. I also poop white tissue stuff. Do I have ibs?

What can I do if my stool has white fuzzy stuff. I also poop white tissue stuff. Do I have ibs?

Maybe: Go see a physician immediately. This is not normal. The sooner you address this, the better for your health. ...Read more

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White mucus in poop could it be from constipation or dieters tea?

White mucus in poop could it be from constipation or dieters tea?

Mucus: Mucus in the stool is normal but usually invisible. If you're seeing a lot of mucus, and if there is associated diarrhea, blood, marked change in bowel habits it is recommended that you be evaluated by your physician. It can be due to irritable bowel, inflammatory bowel disorders, fissure, etc. ...Read more

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What happens when your poop is white?

Could be serious: White stool (not tan, but white) is a sign that you may have a bile duct obstruction and thus bile (which is the normal coloring agent in stool — brown to green colors) is absent from the stool. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your poop is white?

No bile drainage: White poop in association with dark yellow urine and yellow discoloration of eyes and skin suggest problems with liver and its drainage. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your poop is white?

What does it mean when your poop is white?

Bile flow blocked: Stool gets its brown color from bile. Bile is produced in the liver and is stored in the gall bladder. It is a digestive enzyme which is dumped into the small intestines. If the pathway for the bile gets blocked then your stool will turn white. This is something that needs to be looked into by your physician. ...Read more

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If a child's poop has whiter color than before, should I be worried?

If a child's poop has whiter color than before, should I be worried?

Malabsorption: Could not be absorbing foods. Seek the help of a pediatrician to weigh and review your childs diet and history of illness. ...Read more

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Hello my friend told me about some little white things on his poop that are very small and move. Do you know what that could be?

Hello my friend told me about some little white things on his poop that are very small and move.  Do you know what that could be?

Could be : Pin worms and are very contagious and need treatment usually throughout an entire household as the eggs are shed at the rectum at night and carried off in the air and inhaled and swallowed thus perpetuating the infection. Goog household hygeine is important. Boiling sheets or washing at high temps is important as well as all towels. Cleaning floors daily. Often a second round of treaent ment is n. ...Read more

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Light brown poop with white stuff in it and left side pain. What can it be?

Light brown poop with white stuff in it and left side pain. What can it be?

Colitis?: Is this new? Any fevers? And what's the consistency — normal or loose? This could be an infection if new, or an inflammatory bowel condition if more chronic. ...Read more

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