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Question: dicolored bowel movements


 mommyO2 - Thu May 03, 2007 10:19 pm

my 6 yr old daughter has had a bowel movement which was a very strange color, it a was almost a cream color, and was firm not runny. she has complained of a tummy ache before and since this movement. what could this be and what caused it?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri May 04, 2007 1:12 am

User avatar White or very light colored stools can be an indication of a blockage in the bile duct of the liver/gallbladder. An occasional light colored stool is OK but if this continues your daughter should be evaluated.

Best wishes.
 mommyO2 - Fri May 04, 2007 11:40 pm

thank you very much for your advise. i will defenately watch her closely and get that checked out.

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