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Why would a persons stools be blond colored?

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Why would a persons stools be blond colored?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to and thanks for your question.
What is age?
Is it pale or reddish or golden-brownish blond colored stools?
Any associated pain abdomen?
Nausea and vomiting?
How many episodes of such type of stools?
Any other medical history?
Bloating and flatulence?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It is just a pale blond color. I have had colon cancer 10 years ago. My trygliserides are high. I have been on triplix[sp] but stopped it because of pain in my right side into my back. I am 61 years old. This is the first time this has happened.
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for providing more information.
Well pale blonde colored stools can be associated with cholecystitis, gallstones, or problems with liver or bile ducts.
A lack of bile (which could be caused by some obstruction) will cause your stools to be light in color.
Such stools can also be caused due to undigested fat in the stool.
As you have pain in right side of abdomen radiating to back so you need to be seen by your doctor for a clinical examination and undergo Ultrasound Whole abdomen,Liver function test,Urinalysis for further evaluation and management.

If pain is severe then you should visit ER for prompt treatment.
I hope this helps.
If you have any further query then feel free to ask.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
What is a liver function test? Is it just a blood test?
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 5 years ago.
Liver function test is a blood test which can assess functioning of liver and it's damage.
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I hope this helps.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

will an ultra sound of the abdomen show gallbladder function? my last liver blood test came back fine but the previous 3 showed emzyme problems.

Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 5 years ago.
Well Ultrasound Whole abdomen can evaluate the gallbladder for stones, inflammation (cholecystitis) for polyps or tumors of the gallbladder,liver disease that may cause abdominal pain.
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