A 14-year-old male asked:
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i have white chunks in my stool daily. the chunks do not look like skinny worms. i have been suffering from constipation. is this a parasite?

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Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience Family Medicine
Any thing odd: In your diet. If not get checked at your ped's office. You should bring a stool sample in a clean sealed container, which the will want to end to the lab.
Answered on Apr 25, 2013
Dr. Timothy Silver
23 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See your pediatricMD: It is more likely than not something you are eating. With that said , you will need a physical exam and interview from your doctor. They may determine that you need additional lab work or testing. This will be based on their findings with your interview, exam and past medical history.
Answered on Feb 12, 2016
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Sounds like: A severe yeast infection with candida albicans (that could be the "white chunks". It would need treatment with anti yeast meds.
Answered on Jan 6, 2016
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not parasites: These are probably food particles that were not digested related to what you eat and these are more common in people who are constipated.
Answered on Apr 25, 2013
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