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Had white fluffy bowel movement. Have bloating and sharp pain. Had inflammatory colitis. Medication?

My wife had a bowel movement today. She said it looked like it was white and fluffy looking. She compared it to butter cream icing in consistency and appearance. She does have issues with her stomach where she gets bloated and sharp pains and will pass gas or burp in small increments which gives her little to no relief. She was treated in the hospital for inflammatory colitis 2 yrs ago, so could that have something to do with it. They said she didn t have Crohn s or IBS back then either. She s 38 going on 39. Help?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
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Dear patient, the type of the stool you describe, we call it pale cley coloured stools, it is generally found in bile duct obstruction either due to stone, stricture, worm growth or any other reason, and bile duct obstruction besides causing pale cley coloured stools also causes, jaundice, itching, abdominal pain and vomiting dark coloured urine etc. In your case where the patient has been diagnosed with inflammatory colitis, may be ulcerative colitis 2 years back ,such patients develope bile duct obstruction due to a condition of the billiary tract known as primary sclerosing cholingitis, so if your wife also has jaundice, itching, abdominal pain ,and vomiting, swelling over abdomen and feet and dark coloured urine then her cley coloured stools indicate that she may be developing prmary sclerosing cholingitis other wise it could just be an incidental finding ,You consult a doctor and get your test done like LFT, USG whole abdomen, stool test, urine for routine and microscopy and if necessary MRCP(megnitic resonance cholangopancreatography) also to find the status of her billiary tract
wish you best of luck
Dr Arshad
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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