White Specks in Stool: What are they?
White speck in stool is a type of fungus that grows on the walls of your intestines. It causes diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. You may have no symptoms or only mild ones. Sometimes it doesn’t cause any problems at all but sometimes it can lead to severe illness such as death.
What do white specks look like?
The most common form of white speck in stool is round and oval. They appear in your stools with irregular shape. Some of them are very small while others are quite large. There may be many different types of these specks, some of which resemble tiny black dots and others resembling little grains of rice. They vary from one person to another.
How does white speck in stool affect my health?
There are several possible reasons why you might get sick if you eat food contaminated with white specks in stool. These include:
• Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – IBS is a disorder where your digestive system becomes irritated due to stress or other factors. If you have diarrhea caused by white specks in stool, then it could be because of IBS.
• Colon cancer – After a colonoscopy, your physician may have discovered small, white spots in your colon. These small, white spots are signs of bowel cancer or adenomatous polyps. If you don’t have a colonoscopy yet, then it is best to make an appointment as soon as possible due to the possibility of developing colon cancer.
What are the treatment methods for white specks in stool?
You should see a doctor right away if you have diarrhea or bloody stool. He or she will perform certain tests and examine the white specks under a microscope to determine the underlying cause. The most common things that they will check for are:
Bile acids – If the white specks look like grains of rice, then your physician may perform a bile acid test. There are two types of bile acids: primary and secondary. If your bile acids are normal, then you do not have cholestasis.
Bloodwork – Your physician may also check the amount of bilirubin and enzymes in your blood to see if it is significantly high or low. If the levels are normal, then you do not have cholestasis.
Cleansing – A cleansing diet will be necessary if you have an intestinal fungal infection caused by white specks in stool. It is important that you avoid certain foods such as peas, corn, and foods that contain yeast. A cleansing supplement may also be recommended by your physician.
Antibiotics – If your white specks in stool are caused by a bacterial infection such as salmonella or shigella, then antibiotics will be necessary.
Air anion gap – Your physician may check the levels of chemicals in your blood to determine if they are normal or not. If the levels are very high, then this means you have metabolic acidosis.
Urine test – If your white specks in stool are caused by certain types of kidney stones, then the treatment method will differ from person to person.
Treating the cause – Most types of white specks in stool can easily be treated once the underlying cause is found.
What is the Preventative Measure for white specks in stool?
1. Eat a nutrition diet on a daily basis
2. Have excellent personal hygiene
3. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits on a daily basis
4. Get plenty of rest
5. Drink lots of water everyday
6. Have a positive outlook in life
7. Manage stress as much as you can
8. Avoid overworking yourself
9. Do not engage in sexual activity too often
10. Do not eat too much food
11. Do not eat junk foods too often
12. Eat at the right time
13. Go to the toilet as needed
14. Drink as much fluids as you can
15. Prevent constipation
16. Prevent vaginal itching
17. Prevent dryness of the skin
18. Prevent low blood pressure
19. Prevent sore throat
20. Prevent ear infection
21. Prevent toothache
22. Prevent vomiting
23. Prevent diarrhea
24. Prevent cough
25. Prevent nausea
26. Prevent dizziness
27. Prevent headache
28. Prevent bad breath
29. Prevent fever
30. Prevent earache
31. Prevent pimples
32. Prevent premature ejaculation
33. Prevent erectile dysfunction
34. Prevent urinary tract infection
35. Prevent kidney stone
36. Prevent gallstones
37. Prevent blood clots
38. Prevent gout
39. Prevent diabetes
40. Prevent dehydration
41. Prevent heat exhaustion
42. Prevent heatstroke
43. Prevent hemorrhoids
44. Prevent high blood pressure
45. Prevent insomnia
46. Prevent itching
47. Prevent macular degeneration
48. Prevent night blindness
49. Prevent decreased vision due to aging
50. Prevent preterm labor
51. Prevent respiratory tract infection
52. Prevent rheumatoid arthritis
53. Prevent seizures
54. Prevent tooth decay
55. Prevent urinary tract infection
56. Protect your skin from the sun
57. Get vaccinated for seasonal flu and swine flu
58. Get your eyes checked regularly by an optometrist or ophthalmologist
59. Get your gums checked regularly by a dentist
60. Get your teeth cleaned by a dentist every six months
61. Get your blood pressure checked regularly by a physician
62. Get your blood sugar levels checked by a physician if you are diabetic
63. Get your cholesterol levels checked by a physician if you are diabetic
64. Get your stool sample checked if you experience blood in stool or loss of bowel movements
65. Get your urine checked if you experience burning sensation when urinating
66. Get your urine checked if you experience pain in the lower left side of your abdomen
67. Get your urine checked if you experience pain in your genitals or lower back
68. Get your urine checked if you experience pain in your lower back
69. Get your urine checked if you experience pain while urinating and the pain gradually goes away
70. Get your urine checked if you have a fever
71. Get your urine checked if you have a history of kidney stones
72. Get your urine checked if you have a pain in between your shoulder blades
73. Get your urine checked if you suffer from migraines
74. Get your urine checked if you suffer from seizures
75. Get your urine checked if you suffer from urinary frequency
76. Get your urine checked if you suffer from urinary tract infection
77. Get your urine checked if you feel very ill
78. Get your eyes checked if you are experiencing double vision or other changes in your field of vision
79. Get your ears checked if you experience a change in hearing or ringing in the ears
80. Get your ears checked if you experience ear pain or discharge from the ear
81. Have a skin lesion or mole biopsied if it is growing, changing color, or has recently become itchy
82. Have an irregular mole in an awkward place (such as near your genitals) biopsied
83. Have any mole removed that is irregular regardless how clear it looks under normal circumstances
84. Have any wart frozen with a prescription medication applied to it that should disappear with in days
85. Have any wart frozen with a prescription medication applied to it that should disappear with in days if it does disappear, have the area checked regularly for skin cancer
86. Use sunscreen when you are going to be outside for an extended period of time
87. Wear seatbelts when driving or riding in a car
88. Wear sunscreen
89. Wear sunglasses when you are outside for an extended period of time
90. Wear a helmet when you ride a motorcycle or bike
91. Complete a dilated eye exam at least once every two years if you are age 55 or older and have diabetes or are at risk for developing diabetes
92. Make sure to keep all of your immunizations up to date
93. Make sure to get a flu shot every year
94. Get your tetnus booster if you haven’t had one in the last 10 years
95. Get a one year rabies booster if it has been over five years since the last time you had one
96. Get a five year cancer immunization if it has been over ten years since the last time you had one or if you have had cancer
97. Have your oxygen level checked if you are experiencing shortness of breath or tightness in your chest when you are at rest
98. Have your oxygen level checked if you experience shortness of breath or tightness in your chest when you are exerting yourself
99. Have your blood pressure checked if you are dizzy, have a headache, or see flashing lights
100. Have your blood pressure checked if you have a severe headache
101. Have your blood pressure checked if you are dizzy
102. Have your blood pressure checked if you have a severe headache or a mild headache that persists for several days
103. Have your urine checked if it looks foamy
104. Have your urine checked if it is cloudy or dark in color
105. Have your urine checked if it smells bad, even if it looks normal in appearance
106. Have your urine checked if you feel an increased need to urinate, even if there are no other signs of a problem or if you feel pressure in your bladder
107. Have your urine checked if you have pain in the area around your bladder when you do urinate
108. Have your urine checked if you have a fever
109. Have your urine checked if you have had diabetes for over five years
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