Clay-Colored Stools | What Causes Clay-Colored Stools?

When to see a doctor?

In most cases, a change of color in your stools depends on the intestinal transit combined with your diet. However, if you find very dramatic changes such as pale stools, bright red taints of blood, or a very foul smell, it is recommended to look for medical help.

In most cases, severe conditions will give you additional signs and symptoms besides changing your stools. Thus, do not feel alarmed right away if your health condition is intact, but talk to your doctor if the problem continues and you’re sure it is not from something you recently ate.

References

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Wong, T., & Bhavsar, H. S. (2015). An Unusual Case of Pale Stools. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 61(3), e11.