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Hello been having yellow pale stools for over a year

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Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Question: Hello been having yellow pale stools for over a year now. I havent been feeling well at all. Brain fog, extreme fatigue, arms are losing muscle specially my triceps. Belching, bloated all the time, i have to massage my abdomen under right rib to get some relief. Generally feeling malaise. Whats wrong with me? im only 23 years old blood tests come out normal except for slightly elevated enzymes 3 endoscopies first 2 revealed hiatal hernia,and gastritis due to h pylori eradicated after triple therapy 3rd and most recent endoscopy revealed nothing at all not even the hernia which is weird. colonscopy normal ultrasounds normal except for fatty liver ct scans normal except for fatty liver could it be celiac, parasites, pancreas, liver? i need an answer because its been a whole year without relief
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Liver disease is possible.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

The pale stools possibly with dark urine and yellow colouration of skin is a sign of liver dysfunction or disease.
You should do a liver chemistry to check ALP, AST, bilirubin total, direct and indirect.
This tests will show liver function.
Also you should check gallbladder for gallbladder stones and inflammation.
Even fatty liver can give pale stools and yellow skin.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (3 hours later)
yea my liver enzymes came out slightly elevated i forgot to mention i dont have a gallbladder anymore i had it removed doctors are checking stools samples for h pylori and parasites and bloodwork for thyroid and hepatitis what should i eat or do for fatty liver
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Fatty liver is the cause.

Detailed Answer:
OK then the pale stools come as a result of fatty liver.
A good diet for fatty liver is rich in fiber, fruits and vegetables, especially great leafy vegetables, low sugar and low salt.
Also low in fats.
Also drink lots of water and fluids.
Loosing overall fat in body can also loose fats in liver.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Hello been having yellow pale stools for over a year

Brief Answer: Liver disease is possible. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service. I read your query and here is my advice. The pale stools possibly with dark urine and yellow colouration of skin is a sign of liver dysfunction or disease. You should do a liver chemistry to check ALP, AST, bilirubin total, direct and indirect. This tests will show liver function. Also you should check gallbladder for gallbladder stones and inflammation. Even fatty liver can give pale stools and yellow skin. Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.