Pancreatitis and white stools

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These range in size from a speck to about the size of a dime. They are white, except for one was pink and white. I am not on my period, but it is due in the next week or so. However, I have never passed tissue on my period except for on the day it starts and it is usually gray and red in color. The past two days, I have had some lightheadedness and fatigue. I have also gotten short of breath when doing housework (putting away dishes and laundry). Thank you for your help.
The symptoms of autoimmune pancreatitis for me were weight loss, pale stools, gallbladder-like attacks (but longer-lasting) and elevated liver function tests - which initially were thought to be a bile duct obstruction complicated by blockage of gallbladder sludge. Stenting the common bile duct and later removal of gallbladder (which was in bad shape) still didn't solve the problems. See my response (above) to DT10 for further info.
My husband is 61 years old and has been a heavy drinker for past 30 years. For the last 10 years he has had periodic "attacks" which have sent him to the emergency room numerous times (every time a different "diagnosis"). After so many years of various tests (and gallbladder removal, hearth caths which showed no blockages), our primary doctor thought this might be chronic pancreatitis (although enzymes are usually in "normal" range).
My son is 2 1/2 and since he turned 1 he has had issues with occasional pure white stools and always pale colored and clay like stools. We have tested all of his organs, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and a total cbc and lipid panel test. Everything was fine. He was anemic for awhile but overcame it. He is still growing and is not sickly and still has plenty of energy. He also does not like to eat much food. Only meat is chicken and he loves his milk.
Since then I have had 1-2 bms daily of heavy, soft, tan-colored stools w/ white mucus/fat and white/yellow bits that float. No blood a week into this BM habit started getting symptoms in anal/rectal area: tense when seated and the anus feels closed off (cant expel gas, extreme bloat). A month ago and was ordered CBC, Enzymes, Liver Function bloodwork and all came back normal. Prescribed meds ranitidine and bentyl. no change/worse. Given Flagyl 250mg 3 times daily with 1 Align G.I.
Three people I know had the same symptoms. They were all 1 pack a day cigarette smokers, and had light or white stools, low back pain and abdominal bloating. They also had yellowing of the skin and eyes. They all died within 6 months of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Just get checked to rule it out.
jus lately she has been having white poops i havent changed her diet for a couple of months and she seems happy enough could it mean a deficiency or anything more serious
Mild pain in his stomach. Stools are a pale color - almost white. He had a sonogram yesterday that was neg for gallstones. Supposed to have an upper GI. He has had mild gastro problems for a year. Often has a low grade fever. His blood tests are normal. He has taken Prilosec for a few years, Lipitor for one year. Ever hear that such meds can cause the problems? The concern is the pale stools and possible liver problems. What should the doc's next test for him be?
got white dots on my finger nails. other blood results also showing abnormal bone profile and was positive for antimitochondrial antibody (twice). i have slightly high cholestrol ,which im doing wel in lowering, i have been drinking alcohol and smoking in the past but socially, ive stopped both since being ill, i have a past(2years ago) of car whiplash injury which the back pains are still causing me problems also having investigation into possible prostratitis soon.
Hello, Without evaluation it may be difficult to determine the exact cause of your symptoms. White stools or white pieces in stool could be due to numerous causes.Malabsorption,liver disease, chronic pancreatitis,Crohns disease, Ulcerative colitis etc.In pancreatic cancer there is clay colored stools,fatigue,weakness,jaundice,loss of appetite, pain in upper part of belly etc.You do not have any weight loss or loss of appetite so it is unlikely to be malignancy.
You need to request further testing. You may want to consider asking about an MRCP to see if any stones or sludge can be found in ducts - can and does happen. Also get your liver and pancreatic enzyme levels checked.
Last week I noticed that I have a sore (red circle) at the base of my uvula, and this week I have one white spot on my right tonsil. When I wake up every morning, my upper abdomen aches, especially on the left side under my rib cage. Also, my armpits ache some mornings (maybe lymph nodes?). As the day progresses, my abdominal pain seems to move down lower towards my lower left abdomen, but occasionally also aches on the right side too.
I had soft yellow stools for 2 weeks back in May/June, a couple weeks normal, and then yellow stools which have turned to diarrhea for the past four weeks. No pain except a little in my lower back, on my right side, for a couple of days, but it has resolved. I also have had a low-grade fever, between 99.1 and 99.9, for at least a month. And I have mild nausea when I wake up (I am not pregnant). I had three tests, one for E. coli, one for salmonella and one for white blood cells. All were normal.
(i even had a doctor tell me i was a drug addict looking for pain meds----as i threw up green bile on his exam room foor and a white cell count too high for most people to live!)ANYWAY---I HAVE CHRONIC PANCREATITIS--HAVE NEVER USED ALCOHOL, ETC, SO THEY NEVER CONSIDERED IT! I NOW TAKE VICODIN 4 TIMES A DAY FOR PAIN, PHENERGAN FOR NAUSEA, DONNATAL TO KEEP MY GI TRACT RELAXED, AND XANAX TO KEEP ME STRESS FREE-(IT MAKES IT FLARE UP HORRIBLY).
is just post C-Diff or something brand new, like IBD,IBS, malabsorption, etc. Wouldn't I have pain and other symptoms if it was something like Diverticulitis or Pancreatitis? Any assistance you can offer is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
They actually doubled me over, broke out in a sweat and or chills, turned white,felt lightheaded, sometimes I had loose stools as well, and very nauseated with vomiting at times. Nothing I took to relieve the pain would help, so I eventually stopped trying to take anything for it and just waited it out. Contacted my GP Dr, he referred me back to surgeon. He thought I had adhesions from surgery (also had 2 c-sections in past).
I think I have it, as I also have the mucus and weird colored stools right now. Also suffer from indigestion/gas/fatigue/constipation, you name it. All symptoms of Candida. A lot of people who think they have IBS probably just suffer from a chronic case of this and it can be fixed. There are plenty of websites that carry great cleansers, where you basically have to detox your intestines to clear it up. I bought mine today at vitamin shoppe and i'm hoping it helps me.
I have since had several dilatations of the common bile duct, frequent attacks of Pancreatitis and am still experiencing the same symptoms and pain as I originally had!I now suffer from Chronic Pancreatitis (and I mean suffer!) I take several narcotics for pain, Sandustatin inj. for Pancreatic spasms, and enzymes. However, I was told by my Specialist that there is nothing else that can be done.I am very frustrated! I do not intend to live the rest of my life like this!
I have a male golden retriever, he is 11 years old and I'm extremely worried. My dog hasn't been eating properly for the past few weeks, he refuses to eat his normal food so we've been cooking him rice/eggs/meat/liver etc. Then after a while he doesn't eat himself unless we feed him by hands..and now he doesn't eat at all. Though he does eat some type of snacks. Now, he doesn't seem to have the energy to get up. He would try to get up but his legs seems to be weak or something.
dog food) has been having intermittent tummy and obscure pain issues for a month and and half and after 10 trips to vet's office and three blood profiles (one comprehensive one), other than initial dx of pancreatitis, vet is stumped as to what might be wrong. Initially (first week of August), our Maltese did vomit and wouldn't eat (and he always eats voraciously). Taken to vet around first week in August. Xrays showed nothing.
multiple labs, CBC with differential, c reactive protein, sed rate, two lyme disease tiders, a comprehensive western blot lyme test, two HIV tests, multiple blood tests for muscle enzymes and functions, EMG muscle testing, MRI of brain (which revealed slight abnormality which neuro said was consistent with CFS or lyme), test for Lupus, rheumatoid panel, allergy test (blood test), CT scan of everything from base of lungs down (due to constipation and tenderness above groin area), and echocardiog
A gallstone may leave the gallbladder and lodge on the end of the biliary tree where biliary and pancreatic ducts meet. This blocks the outflow of pancreatic juice and can cause pancreatitis. Go and arrange an ultrasound of abdomen and basic blood tests for pancreatitis. Gallbladder pain is like a spasm, often occuring in minutes after a fatty meal. Pain is located below the lowes right rib, about 5 inches from the midline.
32 yr Male, daily abdo pains/discomfort in naval area (above/below also) since Aug. which come and go several hrs after eating and last several hrs. GP suspects IBS (initially gastritis) Stools are regular & normal but in Aug I had red blood on side of stool on 2 occasions and constipation (now relieved by keeping up fibre) Ever since 18 (not every week but most weeks) I have drank around 6-8 pints of lager a night 2-3 nights a week.
have had cramps for about 5 months, first loose stools, sometimes more firm, but lots of flatulence and disgusting stools, that almost paint the toilet bowl when flushed. I drink about 5 drinks a day- some days more (consicously trying not to, though). Am 35. Female. This afternoon my stomach craps were so bad I had trouble walking and had to go to the Dr. Tomorrow I'm having a day off work for a CT. I eat healthy, I run, i drink quite a bit of water. Will see how CT goes I guess!
I get yellow stools and burning bile that backs up into my system and causes complete HAVOC.... All I can say is good luck to you....in 20 years, I have seen about 15 MD's and ALL of them have different opinions....
I FELT BETTER FOR THE FIRST 4-5 DAYS THEN IT STARTED ALL OVER AGAIN AND IT WAS WORSE,I HAD TO GO TO THE BATHROOM AT LEAST 10 TIMES A DAY AND IT WAS LIKE WATER NOT EVEN LOOSE STOOLS. I WAS NEVER ILL AS A CHILD, AND AT THE TIME WAS ONLY 24. I WENT TO MY DOCTOR AND HE SUGGESTED TRYING A DIET WITHOUT ANY DAIRY, DID NOT WORK! THEN I TRIED NUMEROUS DRUGS AND A FEW SEEMED TO WORK BUT ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME ( 4-5 DAYS}. THEN I WENT TO SEE A G.I.SPECIALIST.I FIRST HAD AN UPPER G.I.
But tonight when I went to the bathroom i noticed something fall into the toilet from myserlf..it appeared to be white (about half an inch long) and kind of looked like the white of an egg. So, out of curiousity I got the thing out and put it in a ziplock bag. Upon closer inspection, it looks kind of like the cartilidge of say a chicken leg...and it was hard in feeling. I was just wondering what it could possibly be. (I had some pork ribs the night before if that helps).
Hi Mike Thank you for the correction. Yes, it's actually the opposite of what I wrote. Found this explanation online. "Pale Stool Stool that is pale or grey may be caused by insufficient bile output due to conditions such as cholecystitis, gallstones, giardia parasitic infection, hepatitis, chronic pancreatitis, or cirrhosis. Bile salts from the liver give stool its brownish color. If there is decreased bile output, stool is much lighter in color.
However, there is validity to the premise that pain will actually keep you alive longer, and it's always an ongoing challenge to find the balance of pain and/or anxiety control. Remember, too, that acute co-morbid events, ie: coronary, pulmonary or spontaneous bleeding and clotting can occur at any time and hasten death Additionally, it is not uncommon for liver failure patients to wax and wane in terms of their mentation, confusion and overall state.
Last week I noticed that I have a sore (red circle) at the base of my uvula, and this week I have one white spot on my right tonsil. When I wake up every morning, my upper abdomen aches, especially on the left side under my rib cage. Also, my armpits ache some mornings (maybe lymph nodes?). As the day progresses, my abdominal pain seems to move down lower towards my lower left abdomen, but occasionally also aches on the right side too.
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