my kid's white poop

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Dana asks:

My two-year-old is having frequent episodes of white poop that is soft-formed. Any suggestion of the cause? He has had this off and on before, but this time it has been white for three solid days. Thanks!!


Dear Dana,

Your kid's poop can be brown, green, blue, yellow, red and all kinds of colors in between, and is usually not cause for concern. It mainly just depends on the types of food being consumed.

White poop, however, only happens if you drink barium, have some sort of liver blockage such as a tumor or gallstones, or just happen to be a bird.

So unless you laid an egg and hatched your son, or are feeding him a diet consisting of barium milkshakes, I suggest you take him to the pediatrician to have this checked out.

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.












74 Comments on "my kid's white poop"

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White poop?! How awful! The kid can't even look at the TP to see if he needs to wipe more!

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I had white poop once, but I know why. I had taken a big dose of Milk of Magnesia which my mother had given me. I was fifteen at the time. Hasn't happened since.

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This same thing happened to lil' shitwit the other day. He had gotten into my Tums and ate one, then the next day he shat out white soft turd. Very disturbing for mommy! I'm still amazed that he even found the Tums and got into them, and totally shocked that my kid "got into medicine" when he shouldn't have. Good thing it was just Tums.... I still cringe at the thought of him getting into anything else!


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I never heard of white poo until I came to PR.

Maybee his poop is trying to not be seen, so it camouflages its self with the toilet bowl. If this is the case, the only hope of getting his poop back to a normal color, is to get a brown toilet bowl. This will prove whether or not, your son has a bad case of chameleonitis. If his poop is still white in the brown toilet bowl, then see a pediatrician.
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When I used to fly Lufthansa between Frankfurt and Moscow regularly, we were served these nasty looking white sausages that always reminded me of a white turd. That was just what I wanted to eat for breakfast after being up all night flying across the Atlantic: Turdwurst mit Sauerkraut.

Maybe you can package up his poop and sell it to Lufthansa? You could put it in a hermetically sealed bag with a little urine and maybe some dill and call it Pickled Kinderploppen.

Good Luck to you and your little one, Dana.

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Its probably some strain of unknown Ebola causing the white poop. Nothing to worry about.


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That’s pinkelgepökelter Kinderploppen.

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I think Ass-Phlegm said he got off white poop once when he ate an entire box of ice cream cones. However, this has never happened to me. The strangest color poop I've had is magenta after I ate a bunch of beets as a kid. (Since then I've never been able to stomach them.)

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When I was a kid, I slipped a Feenamint laxative to my German Shepherd rather than take it myself, and he shat snow-white turds for a day or so. BIG snow-white turds. I don't know if that stuff is still around (the Feenamint, not the white canine turds!), but for those of you who don't remember, it was a chewing gum laxative. Blech!

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I've had jade green crap after drinking a whole litre of Pitch Black Mountain Dew. Man, I miss that stuff...
Does the kid's crap smell really bad? If it just reeks horribly, maybe it's too embarrassed to be brown as well..

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No white poo encounters here. My oldest did have bright blue poo for a good three days recently, however. She kept eating the frosting off her little brother's leftover birthday cake.

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I believe there are some very interesting stories about how this happened to Michael Jackson. Seems the brown - to - white motif was not just a skin thing. Has your child's nose also gotten suspiciously smaller recently? Not trying to alarm you, but if he becomes a talented singer who can dance like few others, count your blessings!

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Okay, off-topic, but if anyone cares, here's an interesting photo timeline of Michael Jackson's face.

BTW, Anomolies-Unlimited.com is one of my favorite websites. Fun stuff.

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GGG: I think those photos are all showing a natural aging process. Completely normal.
Which isn't to say they're not scary. I wake up each day and see that my nose is even smaller, more misshapen... my lips, though, are fuller, as if plumped with collagen....
Again, very normal and typical. As a woman, you probably don't understand the changes we men endure.

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I reckon the kid must have swallowed some dogs from England. What !? you say ! Well, until recently here in England , one used to see white dog shit EVERYWHERE , and...well, it's now a major talking point that these white dog shits have totally vanished from this country ! It's even discussed on T.V .

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Happy Poo Year!

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Petomain Jackson! That's good and funny.

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I know someone who had white poop and it turned out to be pinworms that were living in her intestines. Apparently, you get them from chewing your fingernails, among other less than sanitary activities.

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You don't GET pinworms from chewing your nails. You PERPETUATE the infestation from scratching your butt, not washing your hands, THEN chewing your nails. You EAT the eggs.

Lovely, no?

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I've had precisely one white BM in 33 years. It was the first poop at high elevation after hiking for a day. I thought it was my body's reaction to lowered oxygen levels...
White turd in the grass scared me, but fascinated me at the same time. Seemed clean somehow. They've been brown since.

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Deja Pu, I think the sausage to which you refer, the white sausage, might be knockwurst. We used to see it all the time, too.


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We lived in Germany for a couple years, and often your choice was "bratwurst" or "metwurst". THERE, the brats were white. Here, brats look like mets. Daphne could be right about the knockwurst.

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I'm thinking the tiny little sausages would be the real German brats. The larger white sausages....yeah. I seem to remember them on the grills at fairs and in the commissaries under a German label.

What's metworst? I didn't get to see that one.

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Mettwurst was more like just red "brats" that we have here.

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A "bratwurst" is left in the toilet by a kid who's a little jerk and think he's being funny.
A "shatwurst" is the product of a six-pack of Corona and a ton of habanero salsa slathered on some chorizo burritos.
A "ratwurst" is that little turd hunk that clings tenaciously to your buttring and won't drop to join the mothership wallowing in the bowl.
A "matwurst" is that loose, unconsolidated splatter crap that floats on the surface of the water and resembles a maturing peat bog.
A "gatwurst" is a watery shart blown out while on the toilet and resembling the sound of a tommy gun.
A "latwurst" is one that leaves you so shaken from straining that you need to do a chinup to get off the crapper because your legs won't support you.
A "gnatwurst" is one that reeks so badly that it attracts flies before you even have a chance for a courtesy flush.
A "patwurst" is one dropped while you're suffering from external roids and can only gently dab at your hole intstead of giving it a good wipe.

A metwurst? Sorry, never heard of it. Must be some kind of food or something. Who cares, anyway? This isn't FoodReport, for goodness' sake.


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A "Fratwurst" is usually found the morning after a kegger. Fortunately, it's rarely solid. Unfortunately, it reeks worse than a tripe sandwich.

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My sisters 2yr old and her husband have white poop,started the same time.Knot sure wot they ate,figure its a virus or somthing they bothe ate.Weiredest thing i ever did hear :-O

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Actually, sometimes poop will be white if the liver and/or gallbladder is not functioning properly. Poop gets it's color from the bile secreted from the liver. No bile flow, no color. :)

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I just pooped and it was white. I just had an x-ray and had to drink like a quart of barium. that's why my poop is white.

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I don't know why, but I'm strangely jealous. I want a different colored poop - the biggest range I get is like, brownish red through brownish green, and all shades of brown in between. Never blue, pink or white. I'd love to have just one poop like that. Just so I could look at it, y'know? I'd feel weird flushing it, too. =)
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Funny this article should come up on the "recent comments" pile. I just had the strangest poop a minute ago. It was mostly white, except that parts of it were neon green with tomato red streaks. I am forced to wonder if I accidentally swallowed a gremlin last night. (Speaking of which, I haven't seen Mom's terrier all day.)

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Stripper Poop, try this for a really good blue coloured dump. For one day drink noting but Coors Light in large quantities, draft works best, the lighter coloured the better. Your poop the next day should be very light in colour. This day start drinking a mixed drink containing Blue Caracao, 2oz,1 shot of Jack Daniels, 1/2 a shot of triple sec and lemonade over ice (it should be a really neonish blue colour). Drink about 5 or six of those over an evening and eat sparingly, preferable nachos or something else light in colour. YOU WILL HAVE THE BLUEST POO YOU CAN EVER IMAGINE.

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LOL Bunga Din, Would it be weird if I went out of my way to try that? =)
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Stripper, you aren't "cool" until you DO try it.

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I learned that white poop can result from celiac disease (allergy to wheat). Usually it will be really stinky then.

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LOL Okay I binged on Coors at work for hours and somewhere around 1:30 in the morning I realized we don't even have Blue Curacao at work. Then I gave up and drank Goldschlagger and Belvedere and now my stomach hurts like hell but there's no poop to poop out. Damnit. I wouldn't have made it anyway. I would have forgotten or puked, whichever came first. So much for blue poo.
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Bilgepump and his recipe. I always wondered where Colgate Gel came from. Now I know.

Oh, honey, we're switching to Crest, or maybe Tom's of Maine.
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There has to be some other way a person can get white poop, besides galstones, or some other sort of blockage, or barium because my whole family had it at the same time. I know because my oldest was three at the time and so I had to help all the kids wipe after a BM, and my husband told me he did, and so did I. All in the same day.

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I just had a white poop today. I thought that it was a bit odd so I did a web search and found this site. After reading a few of the comments I remembered that I took a pretty big dose of Mylanta last night.

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white poop would be scary i know this story is from a long time ago though...hope hes alright now
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I had poop with some white in it. I was freaked out and made my boyfriend look at it and he almost puked! It was brown with fuzzy white crap. Grossness! I hope im not dying! Can it for real be a virus or bacteria?

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Babies have some of the funniest poop colors. Grape juice will make it green. My son, who was in diapers at the time, pooped a neon green poop. It took a while to figure out, butt eventually I remember that he ate a bunch of those blue sparkley (sugar coated) fruit roll ups. Gave me a good scare. Now I have to look all the big (did one about a foot long), stinky and funny colored poops he does.

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So I had a white poop this morning and went online to see what it was and came across this site. The stuff I read here was funny. I do remember last night I had heartburn horribly and ate 3 tums so that may be the reason. Its kinda weird how facinating poop is. I used to eat fruity pebbles cereal and the next day my poop would always be a bright greenish blue. That happens whenever you eat any kind of cereal that has alot of different colors.

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As far as white poop goes , I've read the comments and none of them apply to me , for the passed 3-4 days I've been eating healthy. My diet has consisted of Tuna , fruits , vegetables , and turkey. With a hamburger and ribs here and there, the week prior I did eat a metric TON of Tuna. Almost 3 packets a day.
I exercise a lot and don't have any sicknesses.

Not sure what to think.

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Ok... So just today well and yesterday I had white little fuzzy looking poo and well I don't think I have done anything weird. Well I have not been able to poo for a day or two. Mabye it was the fact that I went on a cruise. Any answeres.

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My daughter had chalky white poop this morning....but I realized that she ate almost a whole box of powdered sugar doughnuts yesterday...I'm hoping that is the cause.

Anonymous Coward's picture
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can also be caused by titanium dioxide, used to color foods like some clam chowders

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I just had white poop, so I figured I'd do a search and came across this. My diet has been pretty normal. I did have a large tuna fish sandwich today that I haven't had in awhile, but it was still odd. I felt like I had to go #2, so I went to the bathroom, but it was mostly gas..nothing in the bowl. But when I wiped, there was a white, creamy substance.

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My daughter is 7 she just showed me her poop. it was white as a piece of paper. she has had bad stomach pain for about a week. should i rush her to the hospital? or wait it out?

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A doctor's appointment would seem the logical choice.
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my 6 year old has had white poop 3 times in the last few months. I am trying to figure out what the cause might be. Took him to the DR, Dr. didnt seem too worried about it, however I am still worried. Wondering if anyone has had white poo with Rice milk? He is lactose intolerant and only drinks rice milk...

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My daughter had a few days of white poop when she was 3 because she poured herself a tall glass of bleach while i was taking a poop. Totally unfortunate but shes fine now!

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ohh poor little dude! but he's featured on poopreport --may the poo be with you. hey,that rhymes!

-- what smells? shit!

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i think that he's turning into a bird!!-- what smells? shit! -

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I just pooped a couple minutes ago and while i was wiping i mustuv missed withe the paper and got my hand when i looked it was a white streak and oh man did it smell but when i looked down my poop was white why me?
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I seen recently on Dr Oz that white poop can be a sign of pancreitis.
Excuse my spelling.

Hope you get some info that helps.

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i like poop. it's like being gay without being gay

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This one night I pooped white but the whole day I had been having a nasty stomachs ache, I was dizzy and could barely figure out what I was doing. It was so bad that I actually called my mother up and asked for a ride to the hospital. I'm not sure what was wrong with me but they made sure I was hydrated and sent me home with a note excusing me from work the next day...

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This recently happened to me, but Honestly I had been suffering from a stomach flu for several days and had been eating dairy products to you know.. dike a damn.. and when I finally did poop it was white.. scared me a little but my doctor said as long as I am not having sharp needle like pains in my stomach I should be fine..

Good luck!

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quit feeding the child milk!!! hes probably allergic

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i had white poop once. but i know why. it was there for days!

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I had white poop once. I was on the second day of an apple juice fast. 1 gallon a day for 3 days. No water, no food.
On the second day I began to feel flu like and when I went to the bathroom I pooped an off-white color.
Seriously, I even brought my buddy in to have a witness.

Crazy.

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I was looking this up too because it seemed weird to me and I had gallstones a while back. BUT it turns out Garbanzos aka chickpeas are high in Magnesium and I've been eating those a lot since they are high in fiber and protein. :)

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AC ... I eat lots of garbanzos and have normal brown stools. Problems with your gallbladder can cause white stools. If the condition persists it might be a good idea to discuss the issue with your physician.

Best of luck to you.


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I recently had a white poop. I was immediately convinced I was dying since white poop is a sign of liver failure or bile duct obstruction. Then I realized I had eaten Campbell's clam chowder for dinner...I'm hoping that the white poop was related to that and not a sign of imminent death.

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my poop is just the regular color but some times as yellow and purple

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My toddler gets white poop when he eats too many yogurt covered raisins. I know this because he's had them twice, a month apart and had corresponding white poos, the color of the yogurt covering, the following day. So check what your child has eaten the day before. But always make sure it's nothing medical.

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AC, I'm sure you mean well and have your toddler's health in mind but you would be wise to cease and desist with the yogurt covered raisins, they are a "faux health food."

While yogurt itself is an extremely nutrient-dense, healthy snack, beware of yogurt covered raisins, pretzels, and nuts. The main ingredients in the “yogurt” coating are sugar and palm kernel oil, NOT yogurt. As a result, the calories, fat and saturated fat grams really add up AND your babe does not benefit from the calcium and potassium that you get from real yogurt.

Don't get your baby started on bad habits at such a tender young age! Carrot sticks, cucumber spears and pieces of fruit are much better choices.


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my son and daughter had it for a week straight. the doc said if it last more than 7 days come back they will do tests but if it goes away in 7 days its a virus! just keep them hydrated she said they should be fine.

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AC, listen to the Chief. He's our resident healthy food expert.

Chief, I just spotted an armadillo on the rumble strips by mile marker 117.
Yeah, he's covered with flies, but I don't think he's more than 12 hours old.
I'll get the charcoal and lighter fluid.