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White Patches in Stool

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 1, 2007
  • 06:06 AM

1) I have Crohn's Disease, but for the past year have been experiencing new symptoms--such as pain different from what I have experienced with the Crohn's Disease.

2) I had to deal with an anal fissure for a few months (insurance problems) which does seem to have cleared up months ago. This was accompanied by the expected red blood, which has also stopped.

3) Due to some antibiotic interactions, a long backstory, and past experience, I've long suspected some kind of fungal infection, which my doctor has mentioned as possible, however tests came back negative (only one done).

So, on to the problem:

Occasionally, perhaps once every few days, my stool will have small patches of white on the end, like something residual picked up on the "way out," so to speak. These movements are usually proceeded by a feeling of tightness and aching, and more than a small amount of gas.

Just looking for some ideas on what I'm most likely seeing. I can't afford repeat trips to the doctor and lots of "just-in-case" tests, so the more I can narrow it down the better it will be for my health and financial well-being.

Are these white patches likely mucus? Pus? Symptoms of some kind of infection? Associated with the Crohn's disease (though I have never encountered this before)?

Would there be great dangers in simply trying an oral antifungal (the cheapest route for "just-in-case") to see if it clears up?

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  • Have you been tested for parasites?
    LeslieL 9 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had this and the source turned out to be a polyp. I would highly recommend a colonoscopy to be on the safe side.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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