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White Moldy Stool
Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more
Not mildew: If this is a persistent problem, you may want to get it checked out especially for fat malabsorption (Celiac disease etc) when the stool floats. If this happens only for a few days, don't be worried over it. It is unlikely to be mildew even though yeast is a usually resident in the intestines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tiny black string/small worm like shape pieces in stool not stringy. some white pieces too.is it Blood in stool, parasitic infection,something I ate?
Blood or food: Ask your Dr. to test it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prob diet related: Flecks of white stuff are probably diet related. Sometimes some meds have casings that pass undigested. Parasites can be white-but generally if you can see them, they will be moving (worms). Entirely white stools can be seen after taking barium for a test, some meds, or with blockage to the flow of bile. That last one needs medical evaluation-potentially serious stuff there. ...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?
I've tested positive for campylobacter enteritis, i saw white hard pebbles in my stool when taking stool sample + i'm seeing white powder in my faeces
White pebbles: The white pebbles may represent undigested tablets that you are taking for your ailment. ...Read more
Now has green stool: The color 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. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
Stools with undigested food; diarrhea ranging from watery, explosive, difficulty letting it out; usually darkmustard colored; slimy; fish odor; foamy?
Exam: please consult your physician for a complete exam and stool analysis. ...Read more
Can cranberry sauce cause undigested piece of red stool? The red piece of stool looked like bright red mucus. Colonscopy months ago was normal.
Yes it can: Yes it can....so also other red undigested food ...Read more
Does melena/black stool take the shape of normal stool (sausage like)? I've read it's always a tarry "blob" like consistency.
See below: It can be either. If your having black tarry stools, you need to be seen soon. ...Read more
Potentially: It could be. Go to your doctor to get a stool sample and get tested, and treated if necessary. ...Read more
Bright yellow stool followed by black stool followed by tannish color stool. All diarrhea. all looked like had littlewhite worms as well. Er or no?
Primary care: No. You do not have an emergency. You have a primary care problem. Contact your family doctor for instructions. ...Read more