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03-08-2016, 01:26 PM   #1
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Gross alert! Poop colour?

Hey, yeah. Gross question.
Should I worry about pale stools? I've been bouncing back and tapering my pred, but lately I notice my poop getting pale. Like a milky coffee colour. Dr Google is giving me scary info about liver failure and parasites and quite frankly, it's a bit scary! I'm thinking of calling my doctor if this continues, but still, I find it a bit odd...anyone wanna reassure or scare me? Lol
03-08-2016, 04:36 PM   #2
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It sounds like malabsorption. Are you using antacids? They can cause pale stools, too. If it continues, please tell your doctor.
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03-08-2016, 05:53 PM   #3
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I agree. Are you experiencing any symptoms besides pale stools?
03-08-2016, 09:34 PM   #4
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We have called before
Always a good idea when symptoms are new for you
For Ds we were told
White
Tar black
And shades of red are concerning
But again this is for Ds.
You Gi might have different lists
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03-09-2016, 03:12 AM   #5
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Hi i suffer from bile salts malabsorbtion and have occasional pale or even yellowy stool. So yes i agree with the others speak to your doctor. Best wishes 💕
03-09-2016, 08:48 AM   #6
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I figured as much! Lately I've been just more drained, low energy, dizzy and stuff. I haven't linked stool color with antacid use or different foods, it's seemingly a random thing. And since my doc has me off work at the moment, it would be a good thing to get that resolved at the same time!! I'll give him a call and see!
03-09-2016, 09:16 AM   #7
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Hi please let us know how you get on. Best wishes 💕
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