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Lump in throat, occasional upper stomach pains, pale stool

Early this morning my boyfriend was awaken by sharp pains in his stomach. He took some tums and laid back down and the pain subsided some. He had to leave for a business trip this morning and after he got to his hotel he started texting me and telling me that it felt like there is food stuck deep in his throat and he can't swallow it down, fluids help a little. Food upsets his stomach some and he feels pain in his upper stomach every once in a while. He pressed everywhere on his stomach area an it doesn't hurt. He said that when he has a bowel movement it burns and his stool is very light colored almost white. I told him that he should try to go to an urgent care, but haven't heard back from him. Does anyone know what could be wrong and should he go to the doctor right away or wait until he gets home (on thursday night)?
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Pale stools can be a sign of liver problems. I'd have a full liver panel done on him, have them check his liver enzymes and test him for hepatitis. They can check all those things with a simple blood test.
He should also avoid alcohol if he drinks, alcohol can make liver issues worse.
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Ok, thanks, I'll let him know
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Hey, not sure about the stomach pains but I remember reading that Celiac Sprue or celiac disease has a symptom of very pale stools.  I think it has something to do with not being able to tolerate gluten or wheat gluten...sorry, brain fog is bad lately.  You could google it and read the rest.  Hope everything goes well.
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