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Old 04-05-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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What does light colored stool mean?

For the first time, I noticed that I had a pretty light color stool. Does that mean anything serious?

 
Old 04-05-2009, 10:49 AM   #2
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Re: What does light colored stool mean?

I had this! I was told its nothin bad! Its was due to my anxiety i was going to the toilet more and with fast metabolism the stool doesnt get time to colour properly!

 
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:08 PM   #3
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Re: What does light colored stool mean?

Hmmm...At my age, I'm sure I don't have fast metabolism!

 
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Re: What does light colored stool mean?

Sometimes this can be caused by problems with the gallbladder...sometimes just a temporary thing.

 
Old 04-06-2009, 09:40 PM   #5
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Re: What does light colored stool mean?

My little 3 yr. old granddaughter had khaki-colored stools for a couple months and the pediatrician wanted to run some blood tests to be on the safe side. Her liver enzymes weren't quite within normal range. The doctor didn't seem too concerned, but she repeated the test in 3 months and everything was back to normal. It was a mystery. Do an internet search and see what you find about stool color. If it continues, speak with your doctor. Better to be safe!
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Old 04-10-2009, 05:02 PM   #6
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Re: What does light colored stool mean?

You need to see your doctor and have your liver enzymes tested.

 
Old 06-20-2009, 08:21 AM   #7
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Re: What does light colored stool mean?

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You need to see your doctor and have your liver enzymes tested.
They aren't real light but sometimes they are lighter than what I am used to and sometimes they are normal color.

 
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Re: What does light colored stool mean?

Unless you are having ther symptoms along side these pale stools, i wouldnt worry to much, stools can change colour sometimes for non serious reasons, but if it goes on you may want to get a liver function test done, as it can indicate a problem with your liver.

 
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