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White Stools!! - Cause for concern?

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Hi everyone,

Just a bit concerned here. I have been very strictly gluten free for the past 2 weeks and from yesterday have started getting white stools!!! I have googled white stools and looked on these forums and from what I find its something to do with Bile and my liver?

I know I have to go to the doctors for this, but due to COVID-19 its very hard to book an appointment and even get tests done. As soon as COVID-19 blows over I will book an appointment and schedule tests.

I just wanted to know whether there was a chance of me going gluten free could somehow cause this? (And yes I do drink alcohol).

Thanks guys!

 

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You might have bile or liver problems which are common in celiacs,  but a gluten free diet is not the cause of a white stool.  

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324582

stool color and size can change for many reasons.  It can be a concern, when it happens frequently.  

While you might not be able to see a specialist, can you call your primary doctor or nurse if this persists?


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Before my diagnosis, my stool would turn much lighter before a flare up. Followed within a few days of fat malabsorption and later all the other nasty and unconfortable symptoms. It seems to be quite typical. I read the old book on celiac disease by Dr. Sidney Haas, and in there he describes this in detail. (Back then there were no tests, they had to rely on symptoms.)

I would guess it is still a bit early in the diet to get overly concerned? It takes time.. 

In any case, try to get on the phone with a doctor. Better safe than sorry.

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