White Bowel Movement (BM)
Anybody suffered from white bowel movement should consult a doctor because it is not normal bowel movement and can create serious problems for your liver or biliary. It is caused by lack of a digestive fluid called, bile. Liver produces this bile and stores it in gallbladder. If this bile is not produced by the liver or it is blocked to flow from liver then the color of bowel movement will be white.
Symptoms of White Bowel Movement
There are some common symptoms that help a doctor to diagnose white bowel movement but for further specification he or she has to analyze it in more detail. These symptoms are abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain or swelling, acidic taste, anal pain, constipation, diarrhea etc.
Causes of White Bowel Movement
There are many reasons of white bowel movements but some most common reasons are given below.
- Errors of metabolism
- Celiac Disease
- Tightening of Bile duct
- Biliary cirrhosis
- Any type of liver infection such as hepatitis
- Any virus infecting the liver
- Sclerosing cholangitis
- Symptoms of barium from enema and antacids
Treatment of White Bowel Movement
A doctor should find out the specific reasons of white bowel movement to begin the treatment. Several ways can be used to return the white bowel movement to normal bowel movement depending on its cause.