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Light Colored Stools

Light-colored stools can be due to decreased bile production from the liver. Bile is responsible for giving color to stool. If the stools are light-colored once in a while, it is not a problem. But if it is regular, then it has to be treated.

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I have been having light-colored stools and bloating. Is it due to stomach infection?

Query: Hi doctor, Just today, I am having light-colored stools. I am still pooping and eating normally. I have bloating, but that is normal as I have sometimes with certain food. I have pooped three times, and all have been lighter colors. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. 1. Sometimes, a large spectrum of stool colors is considered normal, from dark brown to yellow or even greenish. One crucial medical concern related to significantly lighter stools is the liver and gall bladder, so you had some issues with...  Read Full »

Is my 18-month-old's light-colored stool normal?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 18 months old. For many months, she has been passing stools that are white or very light yellowish brown or chalky color. I have seen my GP in the past and with just a feel of tummy they tell me everything is fine. I feel there is something else and just cannot seem to sett...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Passage of lemon white color stools along with the abdominal distention is suggestive of some liver pathology. Please do the following blood tests. SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase), serum bilirubin and CBC (complete blood count) to rule out liver patho...  Read Full »

Can IBS medications alter stool color?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old and diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). I had completed a course of tablet Rifagut (Rifaximin) - 550 mg twice a day for 15 days, and I am currently having, Librax (Chlordiazepoxide and Clinium Bromide) tablet twice a day for three weeks. Gutwant Pro (Preb...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your query thoroughly. You are being treated for irritable bowel syndrome, but your symptoms do not correlate with the disease. You need a further workup to look at what is going on. Your weight is very low. The type of stool color you are having is cal...  Read Full »

What is the reason for tummy ache and clay-colored stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had reflux and a bit of a tummy ache off and on between my naval and hip, for the last week (no diarrhea). (I also know this can be indicative of an appendix problem but it is where I always have pain with tummy troubles and it is not my appendix). This is not uncommon as I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need following details to help you better. How is the pain progression in one week? Any fever or vomitings? Any loss of appetite? How severe is the pain on a scale of 0 to 10? Revert with the asked details for a better help.   Read Full »

I am 71-year-old, and my stool is light yellow colored. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 71 years old and have light yellow-colored stools. I am taking Rosuvastatin for five days. No other symptoms. Is there need for concern? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have read your query and am sorry for such discomfort. Is there foul smell associated with it? Kindly revert. Thank you.  Read Full »

Will light colored stool after splenectomy indicate pancreatic issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I had a splenectomy in 2012 from a snowboarding accident. Recently, my stools have been different. It is very light colored with mucus on them. Should I be worried about pancreas issues without my spleen? I have read that pancreas disease can cause light-colore...  Read Full »


Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, splenectomy has no relation with pancreatic issues. Is your pancreas was safe during accident and surgery? Although splenectomy can decrease your immunity leading to frequent infections. I would like to know when have you done splenectomy? Since how long you are...  Read Full »

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