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White Speck Stool
White specks: I cant diagnose the reason for the white spots in your stool. Possible causes 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
Been suffering from IBS for 6 years. Sometimes get white specks in stool, tiny dots what could this be?? Mucus?
Agree : Yes I would say this is most likely mucous. ...Read more
What could cause white specks in stool? They're very small, almost like seeds or bits of feta cheese. Rest of stool is brown.
Probably not feta: Feta cheese would not look the same coming out, but sesame and other small seeds do look almost identical in your stool. Otherwise, unless you are sick in some way, having unintentional weight loss, blood in stool, then this is unlikely to be significant and almost certainly something you ate. ...Read more
I have black and white specks in stool for 1 month now with no cramps/ side effects, 16 year old male with great diet, I am active.
Tiny white specks in stool size of pinhead. What can cause this apart from pinworm? I took mebendezanole previously no symptoms. What other parasite??
Not likely parasite: If your symptoms didn't improve with Mebendazole, it is unlikely that ua are lookng at worm related as other worms like round and tape worms as other worms or their body parts look different. Indigestion or malabsorption may cause small fat particles in stools. In folks with poor immune system certain fungal infections of the intestines can cause them to appear in stools. Get your stool tested. ...Read more
Constipation, loose stools, white specks in stool. I am always hungry. Could I have a tapeworm? I don't remember eating anything uncooked...
Tape worm: Can sometimes present as white specks in stool. Possible causes 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. Stool ova ; parasite through your doctor can determine if there are broken off segments of tapeworms. ...Read more
Hi Dr Zubowicz, I have now noticed white specks in my stools after going through a bilirubin crisis for the past three months. I also have auto-imm?
Have stool tested: Symptoms are somewhat vague and history limited but "clay colored" stools, that are pale, float and stink can occur with blockage of the biliary/liver tract. Recommend you see your primary health care provider or a gastroenterologist and have labs including stool testing ...Read more
Why are there white specks in my stools? I have been eating healthily (vegatables, protein) and have been losing healthy weight.
Stool: unless you have worms there is no reason to worry. ...Read more
This is my 2nd time I see little small white specks on my stools, regular sausage look with white little specks can it just be my IBS?
Check: May want to see your doc for a stool specimen ...Read more
Why do I have what looks like hundreds of white specks all over my stool? They first appeared yesterday morning and continued today.
Something you ate: It could be something you ate.sometime fat we eat will looks like that in the stool.it depend on how your body digest and absorbed the food if keep persisting and concern you send the stool for analysis. ...Read more
Left ab pain. Ct MRI colonoscopy show nothing. Nausea vomiting sometimes low grade fever weight loss white specks and yellow tint stool. In my head?
Further check up: I recently suggested that you have another full exam by a Family Doctor of Internist. I also think a more detailed history is needed from you. Do you take any drugs? Do you use illicit drugs? Have you traveled overseas recently? Are you eating well and do you have any known food allergies? I could pursue these questions further in an online appointment if you desire. ...Read more
If a pregnant woman has a tapeworm, can it affect her baby? I'm 5 months pregnant and thought I saw some small white specks in my stool.
Likely not tapeworm: Small white specks in your stool does not mean you have a tapeworm. You should check with your ob/gyn if you have persistent symptoms. ...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
There could be some: Blood in stool. Get it checked.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stool specks: Black color on stool can come from iron supplements contained in some vitamins, from preparations like peptobismol or kaopectate, from small black seeds found in some bread or other food or from blood high up in the gastrointestinal tract. Your physician can perform a simple test on your stool specimen in the office to rule out occult blood in your stool. ...Read more
What can cause white and/or black specks in stool — besides a particular food as this has been going on for months.
STOOL "fixated" As long as you have NO SYMPTOMS and there is no BLOOD ...and you live in the USA (without foreign travel) the appearance is totally dietary related!
(BTW Your PCP can order a stool analysis for blood, parasites etc .express your concerns ...you may "need " this to allow you to stop your "stool watching" compulsion!
Hope this helps
DrZ ...Read more
Lately I have been having white specks, or small dots on my stools. Is this normal? I have been having it for the past couple of weeks.
Need stool test: You might have intestinal parasites, get stool tests for ova and parasites. ...Read more
Is the stool test "positive" when there is only a small speck of blue-green color on the test area?
Guaiac test +: Guaiac (leuco-dye) testing has been available for >100 years--the colorless dye turns blue or green in presence of adequate amounts of peroxidase-like substances (e.g. Hemoglobin) & hydrogen peroxide. Ingested iron, certain fruits & vegetables, some drugs, toilet bowel sanitizers give false-positive reactions. Method of collection & underlying pathology may account for your + finding--see doctor. ...Read more
I've recently noticed that only at the beginning of a BM I pass hard stool balls that have white specks in them.
For the past week I've had light tan specks in my stool. Stool itself ranges from light to dark brown but always has specks. What could this mean?
Particle. What you described are probably undigested food particles.
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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Altered Urine/Stool: It is hard to say from this distance what is happening here, but it certainly needs investigation through your primary care physician right away. This is especially true if it has been happening for a number of days. ...Read more
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful medication too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more