Gastroenterology Community
Small round white balls in my stool??
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Gastroenterology issues such as Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Small round white balls in my stool??

Hello,

A few weeks ago, I noticed small round white balls in my stool.  I have diverticulosis so I am very careful about what I eat.  Also, my stools have been mostly loose/runny and very odd smelling.  I was on an antibiotic not long ago for a sinus infection....  Could it be a yeast infection?  I also have internal hemorroids (hemorrhoids), so itching and swelling, are something I deal with all the time.
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1711789_tn?1361311607
Hi there!

Well, without a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include dietary causes, infections, parasitic infestations etc. You may consider an evaluation by a primary care physician or a gastroenterologist to rule out infections as a cause. After a specific cause is identified, it can be managed accordingly.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
I'm not a doctor.

I have noticed these little balls (<1mm) in my stool for quite some time. My curiosity got the best of me and I 'examined' several of them. Without exception, I found them to be mineral in nature. Crushing them produced a powdery/crystalline substance. I was surprised because I had anticipated that they would be waxy, which was not the case at all.  

After studying and thinking about it, I believe that the most likely explanation is that these little balls are probably 'juvenile' gallstones, easily passed through the bile duct. I wouldn't be surprised if they were composed of cholesterol.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
1684282_tn?1350782543
Blank
The Death by Heroin
Feb 03 by Julia M Aharonov, DOBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
CalGal
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Morecambe
Weybridge, United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mammo
Cincinnati, OH
140029_tn?1393301742
Blank
Matthew007
UT
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA