Light-colored white or clay-colored stools. White-or clay colored stool are often seen with diseases of the liver or bile ducts. It also may be caused by pancreatic cancer that blocks the bile ducts. Lack of bile causes stool to lose its brown color and leaves it appearing pale.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what does color of stool indicate?
Stool comes in a range of colors. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition. Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile — a yellow-green fluid that digests fats — in your stool.
How does blood in stool look like?
Causes of Blood in Stool. Blood in the stool means there is bleeding somewhere in your digestive tract. At other times it may visible on toilet tissue or in the toilet after a bowel movement as bright red blood. Bleeding that happens higher up in the digestive tract may make stool appear black and tarry.
What causes pasty poop?
Blood can mix with digestive fluids and make your stool tarry and sticky. Other medical conditions can also cause sticky stool after you eat certain foods. Eating gluten can result in sticky stool and other symptoms for people with celiac disease. Sometimes lactose intolerance can also cause sticky stool.