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What would cause a white stool?

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine

In brief: White stool

Stools can be of different color by one's intake.
Alot of antacids or a recent barium test could possible be a cause. However if this persists liver disorders need to be ruled out. A white (or clay colored stool) can signify lack of bile salts and an underlying liver condition. I would take this seriously and see your pcp asap.

In brief: White stool

Stools can be of different color by one's intake.
Alot of antacids or a recent barium test could possible be a cause. However if this persists liver disorders need to be ruled out. A white (or clay colored stool) can signify lack of bile salts and an underlying liver condition. I would take this seriously and see your pcp asap.
Dr. Tom Harrington
Dr. Tom Harrington
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