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Black And White Spots In Stool
Constipation, 120 ALT liver enzymes, stomach pains, black and white spots in stool for 3 months. Im a 30 yr/old male. Doc doesn't seem concerned. Help?
Get checked: Constipation, abdominal pain, black and white spots in the stool are very vague non-specific symptoms. Alt of 120 is concerning as it is high. If you drink alcohol, it may be related to that, so stop and get it rechecked. If that's not the case, i'd press on and have your doc do further work up - first recheck it. If still elevated, i'd go with hepatitis panel, liver ultrasound, etc. ...Read more
I regularly see black or white seed-like spots in my stool. A stool sample has come back normal. Could this be from Metamucil?
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 obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum, among others. ...Read more
It is not feasible to know what the white spots are without examining the material. However, if you do not have any symptoms it is not likely to be any thing serious.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Byproduct: Of normal digestive processes. Unlikely to represent any pathologic process but if other associated symptoms would seek evaluation. ...Read more
What do little white spots in stool mean? I just began eating pine nuts, could that be the cause? Or could it be worms?
What would cause recurring small white spots / flakes in stool that are almost like seeds and don't seem to be linked to any particular food?
?medicines: Besides foods, the most common reason is medicines that have small capsules within a capsule that enables delivery of the medicine beyond the stomach to avoid harsh acid. There are many medicines, including over the counter or even dietary supplements that use microcapsules. However, if with pain, nausea, blood, fever, or recent change in bowel habits, would suggest following up with a doctor ...Read more
Many possibilities: See a GI doctor. Write out a full history. Bring with you any medical records you have, and get full evaluated. Hope this is better soon. ...Read more
Constipated off and on for several weeks. 1st noticed small dark spots throughout and now small white spots. Stool medium brown. What is going on?
My stool has blood in it sometimes and mostly there are white spots and foam in it sometimes the colour of the stool.is dark brown but only sometimes?
Speak with doctor: Would like to help but not enough information provided to offer any specific advice. The most common cause of blood in the stool is bleeding internal hemorrhoids. But there can be other causes also. If you are concerned speak with your doctor or speak with a doctor online here at Health Tap. For information on hemorrhoids see: http:///wb.md/1Jj80zo ...Read more
My 14 y/r son has had some pale white spots in his stool for a couple of months now and it's becoming more frequent. He's also been nauseous.
What could white spots be in my stool? I've started candida diet &sense starting it/ looks like little white small puffs all in stool- hundreds ???
Have you travelled:
lately? Sound like eggs possibly parasitic. You need a stool exam for "ova and parasites" Speak with your Primary Care Professional!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
My daughter is 17 and has kidney stones, today she noticed white spots in her her stool, any relation?
Iv notice lately that there are white spots in my stool I suffer from IBS the doctor told me it nnothing to been concerned about?
It does not sound like anything alarming.: I would agree with your Dr. that this doesn't sound like anything to worry about. ...Read more
Stool paler than normal with mucus and white spots. Should i be worried? Had liver/pancreas blood tests done recently, normal results.
Stop worrying: If you feel generally well, are maintaining your weight, and can take part successfully in sports, then there's no reason to concern yourself with the vagaries of stool color and complexion. You describe some abdominal pain and you do need to find out whether this should be managed as functional bowel disease, or whether you have gallstones, or if there's any evidence it may be something else. ...Read more
Daily BMs, brown colour but sometimes with white spots that look a bit like flat rice? Occasionally sml bright red blood on stool, anal sting. Causes?
2. Anal fissure
Hi doctor ive been having white spots in my stools but most off which are brown scared of pancreatic cancer help?
Unlikely: Please see your health provider for further assessment ...Read more
A parasitic: Infection like a tapeworm could present that way. If this continues to occur have your health ; stool checked by your doctor. Possible causes of white spots in stool can be increased mucus in the stool because of irritation of the gastrointestinal tract or infections. Some foods can cause this. A gallstone when passed could have this coloration. ...Read more
Lately I have had white spots in my feces.The feces is a healthy brown, but is dotted all overin white spots.It began when i started to eat raw peanuts?
I am seeing tiny spots of black in my stools on and off. I do have I B S and hemmoroids which have been bothering me lately. ?
Black "spots" ...: may mean bleeding from higher up in the GI tract such as the stomach. Or it may not be blood at all. You might start by trying to do a stool test for occult blood, either at home or with your doctor. Typically hemorrhoidal bleeding would be (bright) red, and usually no bleeding with IBS. Could gum lesion have been bleeding?? ...Read more
Possibly melena?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more
Probably not: This does not sound like a concerning finding. ...Read more
Dr Pest Control: Most likely benign, but need better description. Call a pest control company. ...Read more
Sometimes...: Black spotting may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked pls. ...Read more
Stool: Black tarry stools can be a sign of upper intestinal bleeding and should be validated by your doctor ...Read more
Medical evaluation: Is needed to assess for GI bleeding. ...Read more
What does it mean when the white spots from tonsillitis starts to turn black after starting an antibiotic regimen?
The infection is: likely responding to the antibiotics and the pus is turning color. Necrotic tissue can also give the darker/ blackish appearance which would indicate failure of therapy with antibiotics. Rely on other signs (i.e. worsening pain, worsening fever, weakness, increased phlegm or shortness of breath, etc.) to give you an idea if things are better or worse. ...Read more
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