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Biliary obstruction: The one cause that needs to be evaluated for is biliary obstruction. You should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: If the stool is completely white or tan, this is something that should be checked out. Bring a sample in to the doctor if you can. ...Read more
Sorry to be gross. What is white poop? Take Carafate (sucralfate) at 2am, bowel movement at 1 pm and white. Constant nausea, no gall bladder.
Acholic stools? : In the absence of bile, the green/brown color of normal stool may be lost. Would expect upper abdominal pain, but may not accompany. If this persists, see your doctor, there may be a gallstone obstructing the drainage from your liver. Jaundice would accompany this. If this stool is one of a kind and doesn't repeat, then it's probably medication/food related. A bile duct stone may be the issue. ...Read more
White poop? No bowel movements anywhere from a week to almost 2. Not completely white but seems to be wrapped in white. Has been going on for a while. Severe sharp pains in left side when trying to go. 12 weeks pregnant. What could this be?
DIARRHEA: As long as the stools are not liquid anymore, they are normal. ...Read more
My son is 18m and has nearly white mushy poop, he is a very fussy eater and has been ill a lot since the day I gave birth to him. Should i be worried
I would: Even though it's late for the presentation (18 mo), acholic (white stool) rises a concern for the biliary atresia (blockage of the bile from the gall bladder to the intestine). If your child also has a dark urine, jaundice (yellow skin color) or icterus (yellow eye sclera). I would evaluate his total & direct bilirubin level with the liver enzymes and get a sonogram of the liver/biliary system. ...Read more
I have frequent, soft white/clay poop. It started late last night. Slight cramping in lower right abdomen (feels like cyst). Should I see a doctor?
Gallbladder?: That symptom of clay-colored stool usually points to the biliary system — the gallbladder and the ducts that course forth from it. In this context, the urine may become dark and you may experience nausea and abdominal bloating. You should see a doctor for the investigation of this, yes. ...Read more
Change in bowel.: Sometimes this could be due to internal hemorrhoids and anal fissures. ...Read more
More info needed: If the entire stool is white, that is definitely abnormal and suggests blockage of bile flow. However, if some 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
My daughter is 11 months and she is teething but she is pooping white is that something to be worried about?
Stool pattern: Stool pattern in infants can vary in terms of frequency, color and consistency. A different colored stool (white) is not alarming, but if it is consistently grey/white; child should be seen bh pediatrician. Liver bile production/recirculation colors stool and constant grey stools may indicate a problem in this system. ...Read more
Undigested formula: This is a very common complaint from parents. The Infants' immature digestive system takes longer to digest the milk protein. Those "white bits" you see in the stool are actually bits of undigested milk protein. This is absolutely normal and nothing to be worried about ...Read more
I've been pooping white... And my whole body sometimes itches... Do I need to see a doctor; is something wrong with me?
Liver Disease: Your liver is failing. Please go see you physician urgently. ...Read more
Maybe: Go see a physician immediately. This is not normal. The sooner you address this, the better for your health. ...Read more
Mucus: Mucus in the stool is normal but usually invisible. If you're seeing a lot of mucus, and if there is associated diarrhea, blood, marked change in bowel habits it is recommended that you be evaluated by your physician. It can be due to irritable bowel, inflammatory bowel disorders, fissure, etc. ...Read more
Bile flow blocked: Stool gets its brown color from bile. Bile is produced in the liver and is stored in the gall bladder. It is a digestive enzyme which is dumped into the small intestines. If the pathway for the bile gets blocked then your stool will turn white. This is something that needs to be looked into by your physician. ...Read more
I have had white/foamy drops of poop the past two days. Is this something I should have checked right away?
Hello my friend told me about some little white things on his poop that are very small and move. Do you know what that could be?
Could be : Pin worms and are very contagious and need treatment usually throughout an entire household as the eggs are shed at the rectum at night and carried off in the air and inhaled and swallowed thus perpetuating the infection. Goog household hygeine is important. Boiling sheets or washing at high temps is important as well as all towels. Cleaning floors daily. Often a second round of treaent ment is n. ...Read more