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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
White specks: I can’t diagnose the reason for the white spots in your stool. Possible causes can be increased mucus in the stool because of irritation of the gastro ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
See your doctor.: The white strands in the stool and your stomach issues may be related to inflammation in the digestive tract. It is important to sort out the details ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hmm: Pale or light colored stool can be related to lack of bile salts. I do not know what the cause is of bits of white material in the stool (if that is h ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Mucus & more...: Mucus occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced due to partial obstruction, chro ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
White specks -stool: I can’t diagnose the reason for the white spots in your stool. Possible causes can be increased mucus in the stool because of irritation of the gastro ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
May be unrelated but: ...lots possible. Epigastric burning & hunger pain after meals raises probability of gastritis &ulcers. Stop any non-prescribed nsaid's or asp ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Mucus on stool?: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworms: Sounds like pinworms or another parasite. Please get a stool sample right away
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Travel history?: Did you travel outside the us? If you did not travel to a poor country, you do not have worms in your intestine. To know what the "round white dots" a ... Read More
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