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Had pale/clay colored stool. What could be the cause?

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This morning is the first time I had pale/clay colored stools. No real other sympyoms I can think of. Time to worry?
Posted Wed, 3 Apr 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Sundar Gnanavel 2 hours later
Thanks for your query. Generally clay coloured stools indicate pathology in biliary system that is liver. Cirrhosis hepatitis and symptoms like abdominal pain. If it persists I would suggest liver function tests and ultrasound abdomen to clinch the diagnosis and start appropriate treatment. Do clarify further if required.
Dr Sundar
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