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Author Topic: Pale stool, on Harvoni  (Read 8913 times)

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Offline pansy

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Pale stool, on Harvoni
« on: May 13, 2016, 06:06:19 pm »
2 days of it.
Not jaundiced, but light in color.
I feel fine.
Is this important enough to ask dr.?
My next scheduled appt. isn't until 30th May,
the last one of this Harvoni tx.

Any info would be helpful...

pansy
Diagnosed 2002, geno: 1a.
Treatment naive.
Started Harvoni 3-3-2016
ALT: 78 AST:60 VL  = 6.3
3-17- 2016 (2 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 16  AST: 21 VL = 2.2
3-28-2016  (4 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 17  AST: 21 VL = Undetected
4-14-2016 (6wks Harvoni)
ALT:17 AST:22 VL = Undetected
4-25-2016 (8 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST= 21 VL=Undetected
5-9-2016 (10 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=16 AST=25 VL=Undetected
Finished Meds 5-25-2016
5-30-2016 (12 wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST=24 VL=Undetected
6-27-2016  (4Wks EOT)
ALT=19 AST=24 VL=Undetected

Offline brie41

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Re: Pale stool, on Harvoni
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 06:27:06 pm »
Hi Pansy,

  It is funny that I noticed that too.  I can't say mine was pale but much lighter than normal for me while on harvoni.  I have been done for 4 days now and my stool is darker.  If it is really pale I would call your Doctor for sure.  Brie
Diagnosed  HCV, 1A 2006
Viral load 6 million
Ast/Alt always in the 20's
F0-F1, never changed
Treatment naive, started 8 week Harvoni 3/15/16
4 and 8 week labs undetected
6 week eot labs undetected
13 week eot UNDETECTED!

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Pale stool, on Harvoni
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 07:47:04 pm »
Stool Color Quick Overview

Normal stool color is brown. This is due to the presence of bile in the stool. Normal stool color can range from light yellow to brown to almost black.
If stool is red, maroon, black, clay-colored, pale, yellow, or green this may signify a problem.

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/script/main/mobileart-emh.asp?articlekey=113272&page=0

See also

http://www.mayoclinic.org/stool-color/expert-answers/faq-20058080
« Last Edit: May 13, 2016, 07:49:46 pm by Lynn K »
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Pale stool, on Harvoni
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 08:00:22 pm »
Mine was lighter than usual during Harvoni treatment also. Not a problem -- I've reached SVR24. Because I knew doctors only worried about the colors Lynn named, I didn't even mention it to my hepatologist or his nurse practitioner. But if you have time left at your appointment, you may as well see if the doctor knows why taking Harvoni can result in a lighter stool color.
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Pale stool, on Harvoni
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2016, 06:24:00 pm »
Pansy, here's my 2 cents worth on Harvoni stool:  I noticed very quickly the color was the same medium gray-brown every day (and not to be gross, but also the same distinct odor) since on treatment. My last pill is in 2 days, so I'll see what changes next week.  FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

Offline pansy

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Re: Pale stool, on Harvoni
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2016, 07:53:17 pm »
Many thanks, to brie41, Lynne K, FutureThinker, and gnatcatcher, for your replies.   :)

It has helped to know others on Harvoni have had a similar experience!

Congrats to us all, in all our different time levels of success with Harvoni!  :D

My last pill will be 5 days before my last appt., so I may notice a "change" also...    ;D

Thanks, all!

pansy


« Last Edit: May 15, 2016, 07:57:22 pm by pansy »
Diagnosed 2002, geno: 1a.
Treatment naive.
Started Harvoni 3-3-2016
ALT: 78 AST:60 VL  = 6.3
3-17- 2016 (2 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 16  AST: 21 VL = 2.2
3-28-2016  (4 wks Harvoni)
ALT: 17  AST: 21 VL = Undetected
4-14-2016 (6wks Harvoni)
ALT:17 AST:22 VL = Undetected
4-25-2016 (8 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST= 21 VL=Undetected
5-9-2016 (10 Wks Harvoni)
ALT=16 AST=25 VL=Undetected
Finished Meds 5-25-2016
5-30-2016 (12 wks Harvoni)
ALT=18 AST=24 VL=Undetected
6-27-2016  (4Wks EOT)
ALT=19 AST=24 VL=Undetected

Offline Texas boy

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Re: Pale stool, on Harvoni
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2017, 09:27:46 am »
Mine was light colored like I said now on day 12 its dark. Wyt

 


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