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Truvada Hiv Pale Stool

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Stools. How pale is too pale?

Hi... I'm on week 7 of Sustiva/Truvada and have noticed occasional (3-4 per week) somewhat pale-colored stools. I would describe them as a light golden brown. Is this an indication of any liver dysfunction and cause for concern or just a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Mild stool abnormalities are common with many of the HIV regimens including the one you have started. If the change in stool color is related to liver problems from you medications that should be easily picked up with routine safety blood tests... Read more »

(very) pale stools - grey/whiteish

Dear Dr. Henry, For the past couple of months I've noticed a change in my stool... Read more »

Truvada, Isentress & Light Colored Stools

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The FDA Gives Truvada as PreP the Official Okay

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hiv and stool

Posted by theman22, 1 Reply
can hiv cause green stool? this morning is the first time i have gotten it in a long long time. im not on a diet or anything i didnt eat anything unordinary. the only thing i did last night was drink some beer and thats it. any help? Read more »

Can a possible HIV infection cause watery stool 7 days after the possible exposure?

Posted by TML1991, 1 Reply
I have had watery stool, and my stomach has made a lot of noise, but nothing else, for the last two days, starting one week after the exposure. This has me concerned. Also, can stress do this? And is there any condition that just causes watery... Read more »

Blood in stool ?

Posted by NeverAgain, 3 Replies
Well, I need some help on this one,

Can blood in stool be a sign of HIV infection (early infection) ?

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

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