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What are the causes of white specks in stool?

What are the causes of white specks in stool?

White specks: I can’t 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

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What could cause white specks in stool? They're very small, almost like seeds or bits of feta cheese. Rest of stool is brown.

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

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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.

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.

Stool test: You need to see a doctor, get stool tests done for ova/ parasites, culture and occult blood.
Depends on what you mean by healthy diet, if it includes raw then we may have some infection going on but clinical exam by a doctor and stool analysis would help determine that ...Read more

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Tiny white specks in stool size of pinhead. What can cause this apart from pinworm? I took mebendezanole previously no symptoms. What other parasite??

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

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Constipation, loose stools, white specks in stool. I am always hungry. Could I have a tapeworm? I don't remember eating anything uncooked...

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

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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?

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

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Why do I have what looks like hundreds of white specks all over my stool? They first appeared yesterday morning and continued today.

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

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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?

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

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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

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Hard, black, seed-like specks in stool?

Hard, black, seed-like specks in stool?

Stool change: Go to your doctor to have the stool analyzed for ova and parasites, occult blood, and culture and sensitivity. ...Read more

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Black specks in stool, should I be worried?

Black specks in stool, should I be worried?

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

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I've been getting black specks on my stool recently ?

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

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What can cause white and/or black specks in stool — besides a particular food as this has been going on for months.

What can cause white and/or black specks in stool — besides a particular food as this has been going on for months.

YOU ARE: 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

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Tiny black specks in stool related to iron?

Tiny black specks in stool related to iron?

Yes it can be.: But is stool is black, sticky and foul smelling that please seek evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello I'm 22 female what is the cause of black specks in my stool?

Hello I'm 22 female what is the cause of black specks in my stool?

Get checked: Most likely something you recently ate. It is worth getting checked, though, to see if there is any iron in your stool either from a food or more importantly from bleeding from your stomach. See your clinician, especially if having stomach pain, heartburn etc. ...Read more

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Is the stool test "positive" when there is only a small speck of blue-green color on the test area?

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

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I've recently noticed that only at the beginning of a BM I pass hard stool balls that have white specks in them.

I've recently noticed that only at the beginning of a BM I pass hard stool balls that have white specks in them.

Taking calcium?: Are you taking calcium supplement since this tends to induce constipation and leaves white specks? If this is the case, adding magnesium to the mix may help relieve this problem. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Undigested food: 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

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My stool has white specks in it and my pee has white specks too. What is going on?

My stool has white specks in it and my pee has white specks too. What is going on?

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

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How to soften Stools?

How to soften Stools?

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

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Why is my stool green?

Why is my stool green?

Likely: Eating anything could affect the color and character of your stools. ...Read more

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What causes thin stool?

What causes thin stool?

Usually: Something in the lower colon or rectum would be the cause, either stricture, tumor or hemorrhoids. Any change in caliber of stools needs to be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later. Some type of scoping depending on your history would be the next step. ...Read more

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Is soft stool healthy.

Can be: Soft stool can be a healthy finding. However, soft stool does not exclude the presence of other abnormalities, such as occult blood in the stool. ...Read more

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Why is my stool so dark?

Several possibilitie: Stool can be dark from iron pills pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or foods like spinach. Black tarry stools may indicate bleeding from the stomach area and should be checked right away. ...Read more

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