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I have had two light stools, (tan)one yesterday and one

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Hi, I have had two light stools, (tan)one yesterday and one today that concern me only because I was reading about it online. No other symotoms. Light urine, and no pain at all. I'm 56, in excellent health. I take Prilosec every few days for heartburn, took a little ibuprofen the last few days for wrist pain from computer work, and just started taking a large -dose vitamin for hair, nails and skin about 2 weeks ago. Those are the only new things in my diet. I keep reading that this could be a problem with the liver not producing enough bile. Please let me know kow serious this could be and what treatments would be, and if two light tan stools in a row is alarming. Thank you.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
If there is an obstruction to bile flow as from gall stone or liver disease, there can be light stool.
But they usually produce other symptoms like pain in abdomen, yellow coloration of eyes, skin etc.
One or two light stools is often not worrying.
You can wait & watch now.
If the color continues, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
He can then take LFT, ultrasound etc.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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