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Pale coloured poo - what causes it?

(12 Posts)
rickman Sat 11-Jun-05 13:38:34

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rickman Sat 11-Jun-05 14:37:37

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charliecat Sat 11-Jun-05 14:43:11

My dd has this too, my mum always has a fit when she sees what colour her poo is. (one of these conversations that you dont have in RL)!

suzywong Sat 11-Jun-05 14:51:03

ds1, 4, sometimes gets a pale log, only lasts for the one poo, dunno what causes it, sorry can't help.

jampots Sat 11-Jun-05 14:53:26

have a feeling its something to do with the liver - but dont quote me. Also excessive milk could be quite paling

rickman Sat 11-Jun-05 15:04:46

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QueenEagle Sat 11-Jun-05 15:41:56

rickman, I think you should get her checked out. Pale poo CAN be a symptom of liver problems as you have found out yourself from the internet. If she is pale and looks poorly and you feel she is not quite right then best to nip her along to the GP for a quick once over. Trust your instincts.

colditz Sat 11-Jun-05 16:04:34

Anaemia can cause pale loose stools.

zebraZ Sat 11-Jun-05 16:20:36

Does she eat a lot of cow's milk products? Lots of yogurt or drinking milk can do this to my kids

rickman Sat 11-Jun-05 21:17:41

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Fran1 Sat 11-Jun-05 21:20:56

when my dd was a milk glugger she had pale poos too! Now her appetite has evened out and she eats a more varied diet things are back to normal.

With the milk they were also quite loose.

sommer2000 Sat 11-Jun-05 22:02:58

Are her poos normal otherwise. Do they flush ok. Pale putty coloured stools can be a sign of coeliacs. These are normally greasy difficult to flush and pale. DH is a coeliac.

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