i have noticed that my bm has been getting lighter. i just passed a stomach virus and have slightly high liver enzymes. i was wondering does a bad liver cause white poop or is it from the virus someone please help.
Light colored /greasy stool can be a sign of steatorrhea (fat in stool). This is seen in patients with malabsorption due to inability to absorb fat. Bile (made in the liver) is needed to absorb fat and fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K).
Do a google search on steatorrhea and see what fits.
Mine went white in first week but went back to a more normal color, the next day or two. BTW this is my second week.
I'm going to a charity hospital, though the drugs are sponsored by Roche. Due to certain other indications from the hospital I am wary of introducing complications to them. So this came and went, no big deal right? Just cleaning out the system?
This probably isn't the case, but has your diet changed signifigantly? I know that almonds can cause stools to get very light or white if you eat a lot of them. Still, you should have it checked out. Good luck.
Thanks for the reply. I don't eat almonds :-} .. but my diet has changed quite a bit. 08/10/09 I learned I had with cirrhosis and almost immediately cut most meat to get fat content down, chips are history, added salt gone, and a few other things. Mostly I exist on sugar, some bunny food, and homemade smoothies. So I thought perhaps the first shot cleaned the system much like pouring drain-o through the pipes.
I'm not sure how long this has been going on - but in my experience a transient bug like virus can cause lightened poo - not pale and white - but yellowy like baby doo. This from a friend - I rarely poo myself, and when I do they're clean, not smelly, and remarkably un-poo-like.
I'm not sure what you mean about existing on sugar - but that's NOT what you want with cirrhosis. Greens, whole grains, lean proteins (including meats). Avoid white flour, refined sugar, and smoothies aren't the best either - they digest too quickly and proably have high sugar values.
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