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An adolescent has frequent yellow/pale stool. Could this be caused by anxiety/IBS? Pancreatic cancer?

An adolescent has frequent yellow/pale stool. Could this be caused by anxiety/IBS? Pancreatic cancer?

The answer to...: ...your question is Yes and Yes, although the likelihood of pancreatic cancer here is very low. Reassurance & appropriate treatment are easy to obtain--call your doctor for examination and directed lab studies please. ...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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I have a one year old with very soft loose looking pale yellow/pale green stool with some occasional undigested food. Yesterday it was darker but had undigested blueberry bits. Today it was paler, more with a yellow tinge and one stool had undigested cher

I have a one year old with very soft loose looking pale yellow/pale green stool with some occasional undigested food. Yesterday it was darker but had undigested blueberry bits. Today it was paler, more with a yellow tinge and one stool had undigested cher

Fast transit: I year old have fairly fast transit of foods through the digestive tract. Its not surprising that there is undigested fibrous foods like blueberry and cherry. Probably better to puree these fruits for better digestibility and absorption as well as decreasing the risk of choking in this age group. ...Read more

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I have had yellow and pale stools for about 2 months. I am 17 years old and I am afraid I have cancer or something else that is serious whatsacommonc?

I have had yellow and pale stools for about 2 months.  I am 17 years old and I am afraid I have cancer or something else that is serious whatsacommonc?

Need to assess: Pale stools could be related to foods and poor bile flow. If transient it can be normal. If you have juandice associated it needs eval right away. Mal absorption of fats can cause that too. So as you you see there are many causes. Do place a consult with us so we can better help you . I am available today. ...Read more

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What could cause these symptoms: pale stool, yellow skin, flank pain, acid in mouth, and more urination than usual?

What could cause these symptoms:
pale stool, yellow skin, flank pain, acid  in mouth, and more urination than usual?

Jaundice?: Pale stool, yellow skin, & dark-colored urination suggests biliary obstruction--due perhaps to a gallstone in bile duct &/or from pancreatic inflammation. Consider significant liver disease (viral, familial, medication or alcohol-related, budd-chiari etc). Regardless of cause, please don't wait longer to get now a formal physical exam, appropriate lab studies, & if necessary medication or surgery. ...Read more

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Have dj syndrome. What is the treatment/medicine for high bilirubin level of more than 25 with itching, pale stool, yellow urine n eyes, low appetite?

Have dj syndrome. What is the treatment/medicine for high bilirubin level of more than 25 with itching, pale stool, yellow urine n eyes, low appetite?

Needs evaluation: Dubin johnson syndrome causes a direct hyperbilirubinemia that is benign. A bilirubin of 25 with itching and fatigue raise concern for obstructive jaundice, and this needs to be differentiated and treated appropriately. Djs in and of itself does not require medical therapy. See a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have solid pale yellow stool after being sick and how long does it last before returning to normal?

Is it normal to have solid pale yellow stool after being sick and how long does it last before returning to normal?

Maybe: Suggests you had liver/pancreas involvement.Should normalize after a few days. If start having crampy abdominal pain or nausea or diarrhea, need to see your dr for recheck. Same if feeling ok, but yellow persists beyond a week. Live-culture yogurt might help normalize things sooner. ...Read more

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I had a very bad naggin pain under my left shoulder blade and hace now got very pale yellow stools?

See you doctor: These symptoms could be related to you liver, gallbladder, or intestine as well as multiple other diseases. I would strongly recommend you see your physician. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w gallstones a month ago, now nagging pain on upper left abdom with pale/yellow stool. Now black and tarry. What should I do?

See your doctor: The black tarry stools can be a sign of bleeding into your gut. Your doctor will sort this out. ...Read more

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My 2 year daughter yesterday passed pale yellow stool. She is not eating much since 1 day and a day before she had loose motions twice.?

My 2 year daughter yesterday passed pale yellow stool. She is not eating much since 1 day and a day before she had loose motions twice.?

Stomach virus: Sounds like she's got a bit of a stomach virus, causing a bit of stomach upset, changing the bacteria in the gut. There can be change to the chemical composition of the stool causing color change. Sometimes that's all that happens, and that's ok. However, the diarrhea can worsen, or fever and vomiting can occur. A probiotic can help get the balance of bacteria in the gut back to normal. ...Read more

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My healthy 18 mo old has had pale yellow stools for months. Liver tests were normal. What other tests need done? Ped isn't concerned. Should i be?

My healthy 18 mo old has had pale yellow stools for months. Liver tests were normal. What other tests need done? Ped isn't concerned. Should i be?

Normal baby poop: The first stools a baby makes are black meconium. These gradually change to that yellow color. As time goes by, then stools will evolve into the brown color you recognize as normal stools. If you have already been to the doctor, and there is no concern with blood testing; then i would suggest that you adopt a relaxed attitude and let time take care of this one for you. ...Read more

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