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White Chunks In Poop
When I poop there is white slimy lookingstuff on it and today there was a big white chunk on the end of it what is it?
Mucus in stool: You may have a bacterial or protozoan infection caused by small worms in your stool. These are easy to get [pinworms] that are transmitted through young children in day care or kindergarten. I suggest speaking with your doctor and bringing in stool specimens to diagnose whether you have this condition. You also may have an inflammatory condition of the intestines. Seek medical attention ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy today. I seem to be mostly cleaned out from the prep, but now I'm pooping clear liquid with small chunks in it. Aminotcleanedoutenuf?
I poop with light color blood there is a little dark chunks of blood on my t.P.The poop is solid going on 2nd day I popped earlier it was ok on & of?
Get checked please: Blood in stool, regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed. ...Read more
More info needed: If the entire stool is white, that is definitely abnormal and suggests blockage of bile flow. However if some of the stool is colored, then perhaps the white parts are undigested food. If it's been present only a day or two, then it might be okay to watch it for now. If it's persisting for more than a few days, a medical exam would be needed. More information is needed to make any conclusions. ...Read more
Actually common: It's common when someone is constipated that your bowel movements may come out in one large movement, as the feces may form one bulk movement in the rectum while passing through the colon. It sounds like you might need to be about fiber intake, remaining physically active and remaining hydrated. All simple measure to help with constipation. Otherwise seek input from your doctor for help. ...Read more
I've been experiencing mucus when I poop, but lately it's been chunks of clear/whitish mucus. Coming out. No blood or discomfort. Should I worry?
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. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more
my poop has been coming out all deformed and with these light colored chunks in it, it almost looks like undigested food. There's also blood chunks in it. My poop also almost looks blackish in color
Lately I have been very constipated and when I do poop it is often in chunks, very sticky, dark brown. What's the chance I have chrons? My dad has it.
> than if dad didn't: While Family History of someone w/Crohn's disease is linked to greater risk in others in family, more often than not, it's a sporadic case, meaning there's no genetic link. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/crohns-disease/basics/causes/con-20032061. Current symptoms are not consistent w/Crohn's. Check out http://www. Ccfa. Org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-crohns-disease/ ...Read more
I felt like I had to poop so I sat on the toilet instead of pooping I started farting really bad and I saw chunks of blood in the toilet, suggestions?
Go see your Doctor: If you have not already been to your family doctor, it would seem to me that the question and history you gave us is the very definition of when one should be in touch with their family doctor. ...Read more
I feel tired during the day especially the afternoon. I get irritable, my poop sometimes has white yellow chunks or floats and is oily.?
Consider diet: Changes. In order to feel good and have regular normal bowel movements, you should eat a diet including lots of water, and fresh fruits and vegetables, and low in fat. Eating small amounts frequently, including small amounts of low fat protein, can help stabilize blood sugars and decrease feelings of fatigue and irritability. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
My 3 month old sons poop has turned dark brown with white chunks in it. He is formula fed enfamil with baby oatmeal in it. His stools have increased?
Brown is OK!: Baby poop is lots of different colors and can change from day to day for any baby. One day brown, one day yellow, one green. The worrisome colors are dark black after the first few days of life (cuz your first poop is blackish meconium), red poop or pure white poop. I suppose purple would be weird too! As his digestive tract matures, consistency will also vary. And yes, baby poop stinks! ...Read more
I have celiacs and I accidentally ate gluten. I was up all night barfing and pooping. My stool is watery and in my vomit and stool res chunks?
I feel tired during the day especially the afternoon. I get irritable, my poop sometimes has white yellow chunks or floats and is oily. I eat a low fat diet?
See your PCP or gastroenterologist ASAP!
You may need an ultrasound of your abdomen as well as other tests. You may need digestive enzymes. ...Read more
My 1yr old has white cottage cheese like chunks in her poop. It's all yellow only a few white chunks. Is it biliary atresia? Or jus undigested milk?
Undigested food part: Biliary atresia is very unlikely the cause. Biliary atresia typically causes increasing jaundice in early infancy. ...Read more
Final stage of cirrhosis of the liver, not pooping anymore, pee stinks horribly, throwing up green chunks, yellow skin, is my aunt going to die?
My stool is soft, formed, and brown, however, there are little white seed like pieces, rice like pieces, and small white chunks. O/p was negative.?
Undigested food: You may be seeing pieces of undigested food. If you have no abdominal symptoms, please do not worry about it. ...Read more
Is it bad when your stool is black with tiny chunks of silver (it looks like actual metal) what does this mean?
Black stools: Black stools are not good. My guess is that the "silver" look is less black. Bleeding in your stomach can be a serious problem. Other causes are taking iron or peptobismol. If this is recent then see your doctor soon. If you are feeling weak then see your doctor now! ...Read more
Whenever I eat bellpeppers, baby corn, their skin show up or little chunks of them show up in my stool, is this normal?
Medicine may do it: Bismuth can sometimes color stool--usually grey. Diseases that affect the intestine may cause blood to be in the stool, or the stool to be black. Infections and parasites cause changes that need to be seen under a microscope, not the changes that you describe. Try stopping the pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) to see if the white chunks disappear. ...Read more
I've been noticing small to large darker chunks of material in my stool, really dark brown as opposed to the stool which is pretty light, what r these?
Nothing to worry: Nothing of consequence. Maybe partially digested food. ...Read more
A formal evaluation: It is probably just something you are eating but to be on the safe side I would have a complete physical exam and perhaps blood tests and stool test if it persists. If the stool changes back to brown and stays that way then likely no further testing needed. ...Read more
For the past week I have noticed off white chunks (they look like beans) in my toddlers poo. I only feed him puréed baby food. Is this a parasite?
Take to your doc: Parasites not usually chunky. I suggest sending a picture to your doctor or taking the poo in for him to look at. It it perhaps parasites then the poop can be sent for evaluation. ...Read more
Sorry this is super disgusting but u guys are doctors ;) anyway! Is it normal that whenever I eat almonds. ..I have chunks of almonds in my stool!?
the cellulose in plant material isn't broken down unless you are a beaver or termite. ...Read more
I'm 17 with dark green fluffy and raggidy stool with white chunks the size of a circle pill. Took vit. C sup, ate greens and sushi yesterday. Help!
With what you: Describe above, I'm not sure what is your complaint. Are you in any discomfort or are you just worried about the appearance of your stool? ...Read more
Why don't I digest any vegtables? I know some things r hard to digest but this is crazy. Chunks of carrots, peppers, mushrooms. Stool tests normal.
Need better chewing: In order to see chunks of vegetables in the stool, a person has to swallow chunks of vegetables. One can try chewing his food thoroughly, and then see if his stools become normal. For example, a person eating mashed potatoes never sees chunks of potato in his stool. ...Read more
Orange chunk in stool. Powdery on examination. But don't remember eating anything orange.? I had disprin yestrday. Can blood present like this in stool?
Doubt it, but...: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, ; other factors. You may be describing steatorrhea--due to maldigestion, pancreatic insufficiency, ingestion of olestra or orlistat, high fat intake. ...Read more