Been having pale stool. When to call doctor?

Now. 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.

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Ent and now have white pale stool this is colour indicate for what?

Lack of bile. White stools indicates lack of bile. This may be due to a variety of conditions but commonly associated with jaundice and tumors or hepatitis. Read more...
Any other symptoms? White pale stool may reflect a significant biliary obstruction or profound liver disease (often with accompanying jaundice). Or the white may be just a coating of mucus (a colon lubricant) which when present in large volume may signal problems with colon spasm (ie. Irritable bowel syndrome), partial obstruction, infection, and even sloughed colon lining due to a variety of diseases. Get checked. Read more...

I'm curious as to why in hepatitis, pale stool and dark urine occurs?

Hepatitis. During hepatitis, jaundice occurs which is due to increased bilirubin in the blood. A by-product of bilirubin is urobilinogen which is excreted in the urine causing the dark color. Read more...

Three-year-old had very light pale stool this a.m. Gave him a softener to see if it clear up. 2 stools later each darker. Should I worry about liver?

Stool color & liver . One pale stool is not indicative of any serious liver disease, unless it recurs and is accompanied by other symptoms such as loss of appetite, jaundice (yellow discoloration of eyes and skin), nausia/vomiting and abdominal pain. Frequently stool colors change with varying diet contect. Read more...