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3. Pale Stool

Frequently passing clay-colored, pale, or white stool can be a cause for alarm and should be discussed with a licensed medical provider.

Why is it pale?

Pale stool can be the result of biliary system (gallbladder, liver, pancreas) issues. In other words, this stool can make an appearance when your body has problems producing and processing bile correctly.

What causes these issues?

Potential causes of biliary system issues include:

  • Cysts
  • Gallstones
  • Hepatitis, caused by either alcohol, medications, or a virus
  • Infections
  • Inflammation (i.e., biliary cirrhosis and sclerosing cholangitis)
  • Narrow or otherwise deformed biliary system
  • Tumors

The following cause of abnormal stools require medical attention, as it can be a sign of a serious medical condition…

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