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Forum Name: Liver Diseases
Question: Pale stool/liver related
|l2k88 - Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:39 pm||
I am 24 yrs old and have noticed for the last couple of weeks that my stool color has been a yellowish tan color. The consistency varies alot. Other than that, I do not have symptoms like dark urine or jaundice. The only other I might have would be being a little more tired than usual. Is this something to worry about? Right now I am pretty worried and don't know what could cause this.
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:02 pm||
There is a list of causes that result in pale stool.
Associated symptoms and signs that give clues for diagnosis.
You have mentioned that you did not notice any associated symptom or sign , it is only pale soft stool.
Pale stool indicates insufficient bile output and excess undigested fat in stool, a condition seen in diseases like
-cholecystitis, gallstones: Right hypochondrial pain related to fatty meal is a common symptom
-Giardia parasitic infection: Abdominal pain and clocks are common with diarrhea.
-Chronic pancreatitis, or cirrhosis sometimes silent or upper abdominal pain is associated.
Other causes include: antacids that contain aluminum hydroxide.
Direct clinical examination is essential.
Initial investigation is a stool analysis.
I advise you to follow with your Doctor.
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