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My stool is occasionally, but noticeably regularly pale

Every so often I'll have a movement come out a greyish white/yellow. It's not quite white, its like... like when you mix mashed potatoes with gravy color. Just pale. Its not quite yellow either. They aren't fatty, sticky, bulky- they don't float. But clearly miscolored. I'm not in any pain, no jaundice that I can see. I have bouts of what feel like IBS where I have cramping and have to go to the bathroom immediately. I'm also taking famotidine for heartburn. Any insight would be great.
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Hello there. Thank you so much for your question on our forum.  Our bowel movements should be a variation of brown in color from the food we eat. Pale stools are typically not normal especially if this is a change for you.  Could you be having issues with your gallbladder, pancreas, or liver? Issues with these organs can cause paler stools which are often due to  a problem with the drainage of your biliary system.  https://www.healthline.com/health/stools-pale-or-clay-colored#causes  This article talks about pale stools.  If it happens once in a while, it's not something to be concerned with but we recommend you talk to your doctor if it is something that his happening regularly.

And famotidine.  With your taking this, we encourage you to contact your doctor now. Your lighter color stools could be because of the medication especially if you also occasionally take Nsaids (like ibuprofen).  
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