could they be . . . eggs???
What could be the cause of 12-15 small, floating, white, HARD, hollow, closed, roundish pods with brown tips in my feces? It's nothing I ate - could a parasite egg be that big? What else? Thanks!
I looked at pictures of every common parasite that humans sometimes carry. I found nothing that even slightly resembled what you have described in such great detail.
I am guessing that since you said they are hollow, that the brown tip is simply a discoloration of the shell due to the rupture of the membrane when the occupant made its exit. I would say that whatever was growing in that pod is now happily living somewhere inside you.
Gather some of your eggs up in a basket and take them to a lab (or your doctor's office) for analysis. Or, put them in a dish under a heat lamp and see if they hatch. Also, keep your eye out for any strange occurrences such as space ships hovering over your house or landing in your back yard. You just never know when the mother ship might come back. This could be the beginnings of an invasion of the potty-snatchers!
Thanks for asking Motherload!
Motherload is a Certified Nurse Assistant as well as an IBS sufferer, which means she knows a lot about poop. Got a question for her? Ask it here.