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White fluffy mucut, red blood. And small white dots in runny stool once a month what can this be?

White fluffy mucut, red blood. And small white dots in runny stool once a month what can this be?

Good question, but..: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G anorectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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 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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My son has white stool what do I do?

My son has white stool what do I do?

Call your Peds: White generally means no bile is emptying into the intestines so the stool will have no color. If an infant, an urgent visit to your pediatrician is needed. There may be need for an urgent surgical procedure that may not help if delayed. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat white stool?

What are some ways to treat white stool?

Warrants med eval: Hello. I recommend prompt medical evaluation. White stool is not normal. There are a number of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Light colored stool can be related to lack of bile salts. ...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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Is it natural for a 20 months baby to have white stool?

Is it natural for a 20 months baby to have white stool?

White as in "white": The color of stool comes from liver secretions. If the liver is not functioning or its ducts are blocked, then the child will have white (acholic) stools. This rare condition (biliary atresia) is unlikely in a 20 mos old who would have been noted to be ill from infancy. If the baby is well, then the color of the stool likely represents her diet. Too much milk, not enough meat/veg/grains/fruit. ...Read more

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I had white stool for 2 days which I ignored was about a month ago hasn't happened since anything to worry about?

I had white stool for 2 days which I ignored was about a month ago hasn't happened since anything to worry about?

Steatorrhea: Steatorrhea is the presence of excess fat in feces, which give stools white appearance. Stools may also float due to excess lipid, have an oily appearance and can be especially foul-smelling. Common causes of steatorrhea include: lack of bile acid due to biliary dyskinesis, hypolipidemic medication, celiac disease, pancreatitis or insufficiency. If symptom persists, please consult your physician ...Read more

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I had a white stool today; could this be related to eating white powder donuts yesterday? Should I see a DR ASAP or wait to see if it happens again?

I had a white stool today; could this be related to eating white powder donuts yesterday? Should I see a DR ASAP or wait to see if it happens again?

White stool: Do you have pain? Was it mucus/ from strainign? constipation? usually it is not from white powdered doughnuts, but may represent gallbladder issues. Would call /be seen over next 48 hours. If pain go to ER ...Read more

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My wife has an occasional grey or white stool. It is not diet or medication related. Is this anything to be concerned about?

My wife has an occasional grey or white stool. It is not diet or medication related. Is this anything to be concerned about?

See MD: See your primary care doctor or gastroenterologist. Consider abdominal ultrasound with attention to pancreas and gallbladder. ...Read more

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My stepson who's 11 forgot to flush his bowels. I thought I seen a big white stool in there but there were smaller brown ones too, should I be worried?

My stepson who's 11 forgot to flush his bowels. I thought I seen a big white stool in there but there were smaller brown ones too, should I be worried?

See Your Doctor: Stool color is affected by the diet and digestive processes. Some diseases interfere with normal digestion which can also lead to abnormal stool color and consistency. More information is needed regarding dietary habits, stool patterns, abdominal pain, and more. Be aware that children may not complain of symptoms. See your doctor for a targeted exam which may also include inspection of his stool. ...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?

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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20 year old male tired with white stool?

20 year old male tired with white stool?

See doctor: Fatigue or tiredness and white stool could indicate hepatitis, or other liver related disease. Could be a liver drug reaction if you are on medication. Alcohol or drug abuse may be an issue, as well. See your doctor immediately for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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20 year old male tired with white stool?

20 year old male tired with white stool?

See doctor: Fatigue or tiredness and white stool could indicate hepatitis, or other liver related disease. Could be a liver drug reaction if you are on medication. Alcohol or drug abuse may be an issue, as well. See your doctor immediately for a thorough evaluation. ...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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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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Is there a particular diarrheal disease where you have watery white stool?

Is there a particular diarrheal disease where you have watery white stool?

Watery white stools: Watery white stool may mean that stool may contain mucus or exudate which is sign of colonic inflammation (colitis) another reason for white stool which may or may not be watery is jaundice (yellow skin and eyes) it has to do with lack of pigment in stool. Yet another reason is dietary or if one had oral contrast for radiologic testing. ...Read more

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Feces (Definition)

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