• juju juju
    October 06, 2009
    What could cause small pea-sized yellowish/green round pieces in stool?
    juju juju
    October 06, 2009

    I have small pea-sized round 'things' that are yellowish/green in my stool. This started a couple of months ago with chronic diarrhea. I have seen dozens—they have been biopsied and docs have no idea what they are. It doesn't look like any food I've eaten or any medication. I have already been tested for O&P—specifically Giardia—all negative. I've had a colonoscopy, fluoroscopy, endoscopy, abdomen ultrasound, pelvic ultrasound, small bowel follow-through, bloodwork, lower ct. All negative for anything abnormal. What could this be?

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  • Jennifer Rackley
    Health Guide
    June 24, 2015
    Jennifer Rackley
    Health Guide
    June 24, 2015
    There may be several reasons that something like that could occur. The first being certain types of food that contain indigestible fibers. Those include popcorn, peas, corn etc. When they pass through they are not digested and are expelled in the feces.

    It might help to start a food journal along with symptoms to see if they correlate to fatty meals or to a specific food you are eating.

    Gallstones that are made of cholesterol can also be passed in the feces when they are small enough to make it through the bile and cystic ducts. Has your physician specifically checked for gallstones? Do you find your symptoms are worse after a fatty meal?

    I would find it comforting to know that your other tests were all normal. That is definitely a good sign. That being said it is definitely worth starting the journal and asking your physician about the possibility of gallstones.

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  • Vincent January 31, 2014
    Vincent
    January 31, 2014

    I've had these several times.   Took me almost a year to figure it out.  Basically it might be fungis.  A condition called Candanda.   If it is i suggest you do some research on the subject.  It's actually a life threatening condition so I'd be quick about your actions.  I'd see a holistic doctor as most med doctors ignore Candida as there is not a very reliable way to test for it because fungis in the stomach and blood are elusive unless they are concentrated.  

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    • Vincent
      January 31, 2014
      Vincent
      January 31, 2014

      In addition the CDC says that Candida might possibly a problem in America but f ails to give much information about it on their website.   But then near the end they mention that 25% of all blood infection related deaths are attributed to Candida which suggests this problem might be an epidemic in america.

       

       

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  • PB
    PB
    December 05, 2010
    PB
    PB
    December 05, 2010

    I have the same things..I put on gloves,rinsed one off and broke it open and their is a chalky substance inside them. I also today passed what looked like the little balls out of a Silica packet. I am taking Venlafaxine HCL  (Effexor XR) in capsule form and I am beginning to wonder if it is from the meds. 

    If you have found the problem please re-post as I am at a loss myself. 

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    • lwynn
      January 06, 2011
      lwynn
      January 06, 2011

      I have found something simular in my stools, Its bright green, bean shaped. about 1/2 inch long. When i cut into it, its blue on the inside surrounding a pocket of white powdery substance.  the out side is gummy.  Please feel free to email me at wynnl@msn.com. if you have anything to add.  I have called my doctor, but still waiting for return call.

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    • freebeth
      May 09, 2012
      freebeth
      May 09, 2012

      I am having this same problem.  Was so schocked to see these green balls with a powder substance in the center of them.  Did you or anyone ever find out what the cause of these could be and if so please share.  Thank you

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    • KatS
      May 26, 2012
      KatS
      May 26, 2012
      I have the same thing, but I have more yellow color in small pea sized perfectly round and smooth ball. I've had my 3rd one in a couple of months. I've now saved 2 of them. At first i thought it was popcorn. But intentially stopped eating nuts. But it showed up again. Same size same color everytime. Any news from anyone, I've looked everywhere for some kind of answer. Going to doctor in 2 weeks. READ MORE
    • Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders
      May 27, 2012

      This can't possibly be normal. You've had about every known digestive test, but some doctor should be able to figure this out. You need to be your own health advocate, so please see another doctor. There's got to be a reason. Unexplained weight loss isn't good. Blood panels, etc. should be done.

      Good luck and please do check back if you get a diagnosis or an answer of some kind. Several people want to know.

      Best,

      Carol

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  • tbrelinpe June 14, 2015
    tbrelinpe
    June 14, 2015
    I have the same problem. I have been experiencing this for 3 1/2 years. I've been to so many doctors without getting rid of it. I had an allergist test me several times to finally diagnose me as having Penesilium and aspergillus in my digestive tract. I had my apartment tested and the same two Fungi were found there. My doctor treated me several times but I am still suffering. I have lost half the hair on my head, seven teeth have fallen out, sores on my face, hands, and legs. My memory is extremely bad so much so that I lost my job. I have been to more doctors since that diagnosis and have had no luck. If anyone has found a different diagnosis please share. Thank you TS READ MORE
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