White Stools Anyone?....

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hukleberrie
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   Posted 1/29/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a couple BMs with white stools, well, cream colored stools. Not grey. Not white, white, but really light tan, like the color on the bar above where the google search box is located..... anyone else have this problem before? I am so used to blood & yellow mucous, and all kinds of weird things, but this is new to me....
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isergodur
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   Posted 1/29/2009 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I was also going to ask about this, i had white stools for a couple of days now it would be fun to know more about this.
24 year old female

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isergodur
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   Posted 1/29/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
found this :

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_cause_a_bowel_movement_with_white_stools

I have a medical background and I know that this can be an indicator of blocked bile ducts in your liver. You need to go to the doctor immediately. They will do an ultrasound to see if this is the case. I can not stress to you how important it is for you to get to the hospital immediately.
Good luck.
24 year old female

Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..

Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort


hukleberrie
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   Posted 1/29/2009 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I have an appt. in the morning. I am sure that is quickly enough.... I read online that it could be caused by strictures.... must be strictures of the bile ducts or something though, I thought maybe it had something to do with crohn's.

Great. Something else to worry about.
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78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 1/29/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I had white stools (I called them 'ghosts') for a short while. It was because I became medication induced jaundiced. My Dr got me in right away for an MRI to check my bile ducts to be certain that wasn't the problem. Turns out it wasn't (good) so we proceeded with stopping all meds. It took quite a while for me to return to normal, have no nausea and skin that itched like crazy. I also turned yellow. Yellow, Yellow YELLOW! I was very weak and tired, I almost collapsed in the shower washing my hair.
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Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry. 
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.


hukleberrie
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   Posted 1/29/2009 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not yellow, but very pale....

What medication caused this for you 78SilvAnniv?
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78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 1/29/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
It was 6MP (mercaptopurine).
I was doing well on my dose and my GI decided to double the dose. I was still doing well, doing VERY well symptom-wise, but I began to feel slightly nauseated. I didn't think much of it, because I figured it was just a side effect. As I weaned down off of a high dose of prednisone, I began to feel more and more nauseaous. Eventually, the nausea would crop up at very odd times. Sometimes the smell of food would trigger it, but many times I would be sitting on the couch and watching TV, then with no warning, I'd have to vomit. I began to keep a bowl near me.

My husband had made comments about how pale I was, and then all-of-a-sudden he made a comment about how 'tan' I looked. I thought that was odd, because I had been spending almost NO time outdoors with the horse at all. I just kept feeling worse and worse. Very "ookie".

I called my GI and she gave me an anti-nausea prescrip. I began to have trouble keeping those tablets down so she gave me another one that just melted under your tongue. That still didn't work. She then had me go in for a bloodtest. She called me that afternoon and told me to stop all meds, I had jaundice and had to come in right away for an MRI to be sure my bile ducts weren't blocked. They weren't, so it was a med-induced jaundice. I don't remember what my liver values were, but they were high and it took forever for them to go down. I wrote about it somewhere, but I can't recall where.
*If you need me to, I'll try to search for it. (it wasn't here, it was at a different BB)

The waste in the bloodstream (turning me yellow) was also sort of 'poisoning' me and it made my body react by becoming very itchy. I scratched so hard I put bruises along my 'scratch paths' on my chest, belly, upper arms, lower back, buttocks and thighs. NOTHING alleviated the itch. Oatmeal baths before bed allowed me to fall asleep, but it was maddening.

Not something I want to go through again.
Surprisingly, that fall, one of my CATS developed hepatic lipidosis, which is basically a cat jaundice. I was able to nurse her through the illness, though I very nearly did lose her. But I think my understanding of how she was feeling, helped considerably with my treating her and her convalescence.
Heidi


I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry. 
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.


55555jlw
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   Posted 1/29/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   

My entire family (7 of us) passed around some stomach bug that left our stools pale in color.  Off white ish.  They were also very slimy.  That lasted for a couple days and then other changes.  The entire stomach , weird poop, cycle lasted a couple weeks.

Strange, I know.  I worried because I have Crohn's, but when all of my family had the same thing happen, I figured it must be a bug.

Hope you get to the bottom of it.

Jennifer


DX in 2000,  on Pentasa only :)
daughter age 15 dx with Crohn's on 12/22/08:  Prednisone, Nexium, Pentasa, 6mp
 
 


hukleberrie
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   Posted 1/30/2009 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Huh. I did have the flu last week... so did most of my family. But they haven't had this. This morning, it was still pale, although quite as white as yesterday.

I am not on anything for crohn's really. I am on prilosec, karafate, (those for stomach ulcer) 1 elavil at night (to help slow my GI tract & help me sleep), maxalt for migraines, birth control to regulate my haywire periods, and hydrocodone for pain. Could any of these cause med-induced problems?

Heidi
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Nanners
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   Posted 1/30/2009 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I doubt those meds are the culprit. Am glad to hear you have an appt today though, I have heard light stools were not good. Keep us posted.
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hukleberrie
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   Posted 1/30/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Doctor said there must be something up with my bile production.... no tests planned or anything. Just call if something happens. He didn't seem super concerned....

On another note, I called the GI's office & finally heard my prometheus test results, negative for IBD. My GI was relying on this test as to if I have crohn's or not. I guess now she thinks not. Not sure what is causing the ulcers & blood in stool & all that. I guess not IBD. Not sure where to go from here....
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hukleberrie
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   Posted 1/30/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Doctor said there must be something up with my bile production.... no tests planned or anything. Just call if something happens. He didn't seem super concerned....

On another note, I called the GI's office & finally heard my prometheus test results, negative for IBD. My GI was relying on this test as to if I have crohn's or not. I guess now she thinks not. Not sure what is causing the ulcers & blood in stool & all that. I guess not IBD. Not sure where to go from here....
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tomboi
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   Posted 1/30/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I have white stool B4 too but it probably the liquid that doctor gave to to drink when i went through ultra sound. I had it for three days

hukleberrie
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   Posted 1/30/2009 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
nope, no tests lately.

I tried to go to work & got sick on the way. I am tired of puking. I am going to lay down...
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isergodur
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   Posted 1/30/2009 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
my LDH was a little up 274 it should be 105-205 my GI was not concerned at the moment but told me to call if i was not feeling well or had other symptoms.
24 year old female

Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..

Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort

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