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I keep having pale color stool, I did several liver tests: hepathic comprehensive pannel, cbc, lipase, and amalyse..Everything turned out very normal.?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: How pale?

Blockage to flow of bile, within or outside the liver can cause pale (clay-colored) stool.
Obstruction can be intermittent. If no sono done yet, might consider it as a screen for dilated bile ducts, stones, masses, etc. Might need additional tests. Meds? Diet? Other symptoms? Discuss with your doc.

In brief: How pale?

Blockage to flow of bile, within or outside the liver can cause pale (clay-colored) stool.
Obstruction can be intermittent. If no sono done yet, might consider it as a screen for dilated bile ducts, stones, masses, etc. Might need additional tests. Meds? Diet? Other symptoms? Discuss with your doc.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Why pale stool color

Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for the color & volume of stool.
Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (like peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from the gut, infection, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food.

In brief: Why pale stool color

Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for the color & volume of stool.
Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (like peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from the gut, infection, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food.
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