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White Specks In My Poop - Know Reasons Behind It!

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Dr. Maheshwar Chawla 90% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD- Physician
General Physician, Faridabad  •  14 years experience
White Specks In My Poop - Know Reasons Behind It!

White specks in poop can cause you many different things. Some might be serious and some might be minor ones. Specks are small undigested food particles, can caused by certain medications. Here are few reasons to cause white specks in poop.

1) Undigested food:
Main reason for the white speck is the undigested food. Many times it is difficult to digest food like nuts, seeds, high fiber vegetables, or corns. This food moves in your digestion track without digesting and this may cause white specks. Symptoms for this can be diarrhea, abdominal pain.

2) Malabsorption:
This is also cause due to undigestion of food. And due to this you can have white specks in your food. Due to several times malabsorption your area may get bulkier and pale throughout and this will be because of higher fat content. For this symptoms are: liver disease, pancreatic insufficiency, intestinal inflammation. Other symptoms for the malabsorption are: diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue etc.

3) Celiac disease:
Celiac disease is cause due to the autoimmune disease and this is because of abnormal immune response to the protien gluten. Due to protein gluten you can have severe inflammation in the digestive system and this will reduce the intestines ability to digest or absorb the nutrients properly. And this may cause you significant nutrient malabsorption. Symptoms for this are: diarrhea, weight loss, bloating, fatigue, abdominal pain etc.

4) Medications:
Many medications can cause the white specks in the poop. And especially those come from the capsule. Many people cannot digest the capsule properly and this may lead to the capsule medications. In this case you may see small white balls in your poop. Then consult to the doctor immediately and let them decide if there is need to switch your medication. If you experience fever, nausea, or abdominal pain then also you should tell to the doctor. It will be helpful to the doctor and they can exactly tell you about your health.

5) Parasites:
As there are many parasites and different parasites may cause white specks in your poop. Tapeworm segments will appear as large, white and patches will have patches. Symptoms for this can be nausea, weakness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue. Also, you may have pinworms. Pinworms are white in colour and they lay eggs near your area. Symptoms for this are strong itching, rash and uncomfortable feel near your area. In some cases you may have the abdominal pain too.

So here are few reasons to cause the white specks in your poop. If you have face any of the symptoms from the above mention then consult to the doctor immediately. You may have serious issues in future.

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