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91 Possible Causes for Clay-Colored Stool, Steatorrhea

  • 3Beta-Hydroxy-Delta5-C27-Steroid Oxidoreductase Deficiency

    Affected individuals may also exhibit diarrhea, excess fats in the stools (steatorrhea), and pale or clay-colored stools due to the suppression of bile flow (acholic stools[rarediseases.org] Hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, and steatorrhea are also common symptoms that complete the clinical picture, alongside vitamin deficiencies.[symptoma.com] Clinical features include hepatomegaly with or without splenomegaly, jaundice, fat and fat-soluble vitamin malabsorption, and mild steatorrhea.[malacards.org]

  • Chronic Pancreatitis

    Pale or clay-colored stools Exams and Tests Tests to diagnose pancreatitis include: Fecal fat test Increased serum amylase level Increased serum lipase level Serum trypsinogen[ufhealth.org] They are useful in significantly improving steatorrhea (passage of fat through the stool).[hopkinsmedicine.org] Other symptoms of chronic pancreatitis can include: Chronic weight loss unrelated to changes in eating habits Diarrhea Oily stools Clay-colored stools Chronic pancreatitis[everydayhealth.com]

  • Obstructive Jaundice

    Table 2 Clinical presentation of obstructive jaundice Jaundice 48(41.4%) 68(58.6%) 116(100%) Clay colored stool 42(36.2%) 62(53.4%) 104(89.6%) Pruritis 40(34.5%) 50(43.1%)[bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com] Some of these effects include : Steatorrhea (‘fatty stools’) Unintentional weight loss Softening of the bones (osteomalacia) Bleeding disorders Muscle pain and weakness Abnormal[healthhype.com] Vitamin A supplements prevent deficiency and severe steatorrhea can be minimized by replacing some dietary fat with medium-chain triglycerides.[ptolemy.ca]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    […] that are pale or clay-colored , foul smelling, have mucus, or that float Weight loss Symptoms related to the lungs and sinuses may include: Coughing or increased mucus in[medlineplus.gov] The most common form of cystic fibrosis is associated with respiratory symptoms, digestive problems (steatorrhea and/or constipation) and staturoponderal growth anomalies.[orpha.net] This mostly comes to notice as steatorrhea due to the high undigested lipid content in the stool. Pancreatic insufficiency also leads to decreased levels of insulin.[symptoma.com]

  • Celiac Disease

    Stools are soft, bulky, clay-colored, and offensive. Older children may present with anemia or failure to grow normally.[merckmanuals.com] In classical celiac disease , patients have signs and symptoms of malabsorption, including diarrhea, steatorrhea (pale, foul-smelling, fatty stools), and weight loss or growth[celiac.org] Malabsorption of ingested fat (steatorrhea) results in the delivery of excessive dietary fat to the large bowel.[symptoma.com]

  • Cholestasis

    Jaundice and Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) The increased build-up of bilirubin leads to jaundice, dark colored urine and pale white clay colored stool.[news-medical.net] Consequently, cholestatic conditions can cause lipid malabsorption, leading to steatorrhea .[pathwaymedicine.org] […] of bile is blocked, it can cause a variety of symptoms, such as: Itchy skin Pain in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen Inability to digest certain foods Dark urine Clay-colored[tgh.org]

  • Whipple Disease

    Chronic malabsorptive diarrhea may also develop and lead to steatorrhea.[disability-benefits-help.org] Chronic malabsorptive diarrhea leads to the poor absorption of fat, causing steatorrhea (fatty, offensive stool), flatulence, and abdominal distension.[en.wikipedia.org] Symptoms of steatorrhea include fatty, offensive smelling stool; abdominal distention; and flatulence.[disability-benefits-help.org]

  • Cholelithiasis

    Other ailments include indigestion, belching, lowgrade fever, clay-colored stool and jaundice.[dianamossop.com] ‘These tumors are associated with diabetes mellitus, cholelithiasis, steatorrhea, and hypochlorhydria.’[en.oxforddictionaries.com] Clay-colored stools. Nausea and vomiting. Tests to Diagnose Cholelithiasis Ultrasound of the abdomen. CT scan of the abdomen.[epainassist.com]

  • Congenital Bile Acid Synthesis Defect Type 2

    It manifests in form of jaundice, dark urine and pale or clay-colored stools. Some patients suffer from pruritus.[symptoma.com] The clinical presentation resembles that of congenital BAS defect type 1 (see this term) with hepatosplenomegaly, jaundice, fat-soluble vitamin malabsorption, and steatorrhea[orpha.net] Progressive jaundice with dark urine and acholic stools are commonly reported. Jaundice may be accompanied by pruritus, but has been described as atypical elsewhere.[symptoma.com]

  • Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis

    Depending on nature of mutation, may present as BRIC2 or PFIC2 PFIC2 – Presents as severe intrahepatic cholestasis in infancy BRIC2 – Presents as recurrent episodes of pruritus, steatorrhea[basicmedicalkey.com] Case reports of vitamin E deficiency due to steatorrhea causing reversible neurologic symptoms after supplementation and achievement of detectable serum levels have been reported[acgcasereports.gi.org] Clinical features included severe pruritus, steatorrhea, poor growth and progression to cirrhosis in early childhood.[intechopen.com]

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