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I am experiencing stool for the first time. I've been

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I am experiencing white stool for the first time. I've been suffering with stomach pain 6 days what should I do
JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I suffer from acid reflux
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

What is your age and gender?

Do you have loss or appetite, abdominal pain, bodyache, fever, bloating, tenderness on abdomen?

Do you drink alcohol regularly?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
39 male
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Abdominal pain
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I don't drink regularly
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

A white stool and abdominal pain can be due to liver inflammation and resultant jaundice. So you need to get the blood work for it. The other cause can be bile duct inflammation. An ultrasound and a CT scan would be recommended for it. You need to go to your doctor for investigations as soon as possible.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
My problem started with food Thursday.Friday I was fineSaturday I went out with friends and had a couple of drinksNow I can't digest food easily
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

This is indicative of hepatitis or cholangitis. An ultrasound and liver function tests are first step of the diagnosis.

I am sorry, I cannot phone you but we can continue chat here.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok thank you I'm going to see a gastroenterologist tomorrow
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

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