i have recently had very pale poos, they look nrmal just very pale.. sometimes a bit runny. i was just wondering anyone knew what causes this etc.
i do suffer from IBS which can affect when i go to the toilet, but it doesn't normally affect the coulor etc. so i'm a bit worried, i'm trying to get an appointment with the octors but there busy for thenext week, so was just wondering if anyone could kinda ease my mind until i manage to get an appointment.
my diet hasn't really changed, so not sure what could be causing it.
Bile salts from the liver give stool its brownish color. If there is decreased bile output, stool is much lighter in color.There are various possibilities for paleness of stools like biliary diseases(obstruction,decreased synthesis, cholecystitis, gallstones,biliary cancer) , liver pathologies(like viral hepatitis,cirrhosis) , pancreatic disorders(pancreatitis,pancreatic cancer) , giardia parasitic infection,cystic fibrosis , celiac disease and topical sprue.
Are you having any other associated symptom or sign?
In my opinion,you should consult a gastroenterologist and get these possibilities ruled out one by one.Investigations like blood tests,stool examination,ultrasound,ct scan abdomen and pancreatic enzymes are needed to confirm a diagnosis.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.
hi kindd thanx for the repy. well i have a few things i have recently been to the docs about them, but nothings really come back, symptoms that kinda go with diabetes and under active thyroid, which they tested me for and came back negative..
i frequently get water infections and i have just got over one bout of it. so not sure if any of that is related to my problem now. x
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