What is color of a clay-colored stool?

Light (clay) 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.

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What colour is clay colored stool?

Grey. I would think they are grey, although, there are different kind of clay such as white, blue, and black to name a few, but classic one would be grey. Read more...

Why would I have clay-colored stool mean?

Gray stool color. 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...

If I have clay colored stool that lasts one day and then returns to a normal brown the next day, should I still get it checked out?

Probably. Clay colored stools usually mean that there is a lot of fat or lack of bile in the stool. Your doctor can look at your medicines and check to make sure your liver and gall bladder are working properly. Read more...