I read my post and thought I might have been to brief. I am not suggesting that I know this is the cause of your "light colored stool" but it is a possibility. My experience has been that I worried unnecessarily about this stuff and then I had a very pale colored stool almost white - and there was no doubt in my mind that I had a problem at that time. The previous concern I had was unwarranted and back then I was too anxious about all things liver related. But, if this is something that you are worried about I advise you to consult your doctor or find a GI or Hepatologist and get seen. Mike
Bile is formed in the liver and stored in the gall bladder...light stools could be from several things. It could also be from severe anemia. But I definitely agree with APKhaos...get some bloodwork done!
Do you have dark colored urine? Normally, if you have 1, you have the other, meaning light colored stool and dark urine. these are classic signs of hepatitis, confirmed by an elevated level of bilirubin and a decreased level of albumin. When you have your blood work done, look in the 'hepatic' (liver)section for bilirubin, alt and ast. The albumin level will be in the renal (kidney) section.
The alt and ast are two enzymes which are an indication of liver function. the lower the number, the better. Normal ast is <40 or so. Normal alt is <55 or so. Normal bilirubin is 2.5 or so.
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