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about 9 mos. ago I passed a long (estimate 4 ft) ribbon like stool. didn't save because thought surely more would come, but didn

Posted by kim

white in color, ribbon like in shape. it came out in wad on my toilet tissue. no abdominal pain or any associated symptoms.
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A pale or white stool can be caused by certain medications. Did you remember if you happened to take Pepto Bismol or antacids around that time?

White stools can also be a serious problem related to the liver or gallbladder.  The white color means that there is a lack of bile and a functioning problem.  It is odd though that it happened just the one time.

If your stools have been abnormal in ANY way, or you notice any other odd symptoms or pain,  I would be sure to get checked out right away. 


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