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12-year-old son has very light-colored stool periodically. Lasts for a day or two, then returns to normal. Any reason for concern?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Doctor can examine

A primary care doctor can check to see why some stools are very light colored.
He'll want to know the circumstances around the light colored stools, such as whether or not it is related to rapid transit of poop through the bowels, or related to certain foods. Keeping a diary of symptoms will help. If worried about the gall bladder, the doctor may order an ultrasound scan.

In brief: Doctor can examine

A primary care doctor can check to see why some stools are very light colored.
He'll want to know the circumstances around the light colored stools, such as whether or not it is related to rapid transit of poop through the bowels, or related to certain foods. Keeping a diary of symptoms will help. If worried about the gall bladder, the doctor may order an ultrasound scan.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Black white or red

Intermittent light colored stools in a healthy 12 yo usually reflect the diet.
Light = too much dairy. Green = spinach. Neon colors= food dyes. Red(as in blood), black (as in tar), & white (as in plaster) could be signs of a serious illness.

In brief: Black white or red

Intermittent light colored stools in a healthy 12 yo usually reflect the diet.
Light = too much dairy. Green = spinach. Neon colors= food dyes. Red(as in blood), black (as in tar), & white (as in plaster) could be signs of a serious illness.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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