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Doctor insights on: White Stools In Toddlers

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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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Why am i passing white stools?

Why am i passing white stools?

Get it checked.: 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 do you suggest if my one year old has white stools?

What do you suggest if my one year old has white stools?

See GI doctor: If the stools are truly consistently white that will imply there is lack of the pigment bilirubin which can point to a condition affecting bilirubin production or excretion in GI tract. Biliary atresia is a condition that presents with acholic stools. It would be a good idea to consult pedi GI doctor for work-up and diagnosis ...Read more

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My one-year-old has white stools. What could be causing this?

Poor absorption: White stools generally mean lack of bile and poor absorption. It is not a normal situation and can mean a problem with the liver or gall bladder. Your child should see a pediatrician soon. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with a one year old that is having loose white stools?

What could be wrong with a one year old that is having loose white stools?

Needs attention: Without knowing all the details, like how long, how the growth has been, other symptoms etc, it's hard to know. It would be best to bring this to the attention of your pediatrician with a visit. Diarrhea is usually but not always, infection, and if the poop really is white, that indicates a possible liver problem. ...Read more

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Why would i have fuzzy white stools? My family has lynch syndrome, would this be part of that?

See GI Physician: Lynch syndrome put you at risk of many other associated disorders. White stools are always a concern especially of chronic and may be accompanied by dark urine. This can be caused by a number of syndromes or masses that affect the biliary system. Important to get an evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughter just turned five and has suddenly over the last two days devloped light gray and then nearly white stools. she seems to feel fine, however?

My daughter just turned five and has suddenly over the last two days devloped light gray and then nearly white stools. she seems to feel fine, however?

Stools: If her stools lack colour it may be related to poor excretion of bile. Imaging of the right upper quadrant initially by ultrasound may be indicated. If her stools return to their usual colour, it may have been dietary. All the best. ...Read more