little white balls in my poop

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Becca asks:

When I take a poop there are these little off-white round things that I see on the paper as well as in the toilet. What could this be? I have had this for over a month.

Dear Becca,

Let's look at this logically, shall we?

Anytime one has little white things coming out of one's butt and one is sure that it isn't just cheap toilet paper balls, one should go to the doctor (preferably with the aforementioned little white things in a jar) LONG befoe writing to a website devoted to humorous poop stories.

But, that's just my opinion. Go get it checked out.

Thanks for asking Poonurse!


Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.

-- Poonurse

Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.

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412 Comments on "little white balls in my poop"

The Shit Volcano's picture
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Here's a tip, Becca. Stop eating Beanie Babies.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

beavis's picture

shes probably eats alot of rice.

Jenn's picture

In response to the little white balls in your poo
We have been observing the same thing and finally found out it is from pill he is taking. If you taking any meds that are in a capsule open it up! We found they matched up. You can make sure to check with your doctor but we are sure this is it.

Sarah's picture
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i have these too, but the mediction i take isnt capsule form...what could it be from?

Kiddie's picture

Becca - Just wondering if YOU ever found out what this was. I started having the same thing, as well as a change in BMs, I'm going to the Dr. next week, but I was wondering what you may have found out.

Zoe's picture

Becca & Poonurse
I have been doing this for over 4 months and have gone to several doctors who sent samples off and no one can tell me what they are even the Clinical Pathology Laboratories in Austin, TX and Associated Regional University Pathologists in Salt Lake City, UT. Have you gotten any answers yet?

Dave C's picture

I've been finding little white balls too... I googled it and ended here :\

Poop Ponderer's picture

same here.. for months now. little white balls. calcium? i cleaned and examined one, and thats what it seemed like. tasted like candy. yay for google! (just kidding about the taste..)

Bilgepump's picture
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Not attempting to frighten anyone, or accuse them of poor hygiene, but the "little white balls" may in fact be a sign of intestinal parasites.

"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

The Shit Volcano's picture
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Like pinworms. Ew!

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Anonymous Coward's picture

I started getting them last week, after I contracted a stomach virus. This is spooky.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I had the little shinny white balls in my stool also and FOUND THE PROBLEM, which wasn't a problem. It's a med I take "Tegretol XR". I noticed the pill looked like the little white ball, so I read the info that came with the med. This is it "The tablet coating of the Tegretol XR forumulation is not absorbed in the body and may be found in the stool". SO check your meds and see if that could be the situation!

Anonymous Coward's picture

The "white balls" are actually parasite eggs. Its okay. EVERYONE has parasites in their colon. That is good that they are coming out of you. If you take cloves you should see more. To get rid of the parasites you can do colon cleansing and take stuff like worm wood etc. Many people don't realize they have parasites, but is completely normal!-the GI specialist at UCLA

Dave's picture
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"Everyone has parasites in their colon" -- uhh, no. You're thinking of bacteria. I don't know what the little white balls are, but if they are parasite eggs, then to the doctor you should go.

Anonymous Coward's picture

you say off-white... could be tomato seeds, maybe?? ...they don't get digested

Anonymous Coward's picture

I had this problem, it was undigested supplements and prescription drugs. Why? Extremely slow digestion process. Mine was caused by auto-immune disorder, but just being sick or eating poorly or being gluten intolerant can cause the problem. You can buy HCL with Pepsin at health food stores. This is a supplement that will aid your digestive process. Take at least two per meal. Really works.

louise poo observer's picture

I too have found these and this was the only website i found to address the issue, so well done you. I have rtead the above and it could be the drugs i am taking too. Better out than in, I say.

Thanks alot Poo website.

The Dumpster's picture
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Q: What do you see when you look between the legs of a moth?

A: Mothballs.

A gurl who needs info's picture

I had it just a few minutes ago! WAY~ Freaky!
I'm really scared.I saw it on the paper too! Actually it moved!It wiggled around. I feel sick now!

KeepOnCrappin's picture
k 500+ points

Me thinks its worms.

"KOC -- the Cool Crapper" - Rat Droppings

Poop Shooter's picture
k 500+ points

Good one Dumpster!!! oh...wait.... My friends at the gym nicknamed me moth. I guess that was not because I could move like a butterfly on the weight machines. P.S.

Poop Shooter!

The Dumpster's picture
i 2000+ points

...or sting like a bee?

Anonymous Coward's picture

I googled this too, after being worried about the possibility of the little white balls being parasite egges.
But actually I do take medicine in capsule form- the contents of which looks just like them.

In reference to the girl who found a little white wiggling thing. That is almost defintely a threadworm. Nasty to think of, and it freaked me out when I had it a few years ago. But don't panic, lots of people have them and the treatment is simple- just one tablet. Go to your doctor.

hepbegone's picture

What if the whole poop is white? All of it not just balls of white? Yikes am I dying of whiteness?????

SamDamnit's picture
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Hepbegone, you need to stop eating old dog turds. The rest of you nasty people need to stop taking so many meds. You truly nasty people need to go to the doctor with your disgusting doo doo parasites. YUCKO!!!

Rectum Rector
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Anonymous Coward's picture

I was just wondering......poop was mainly for to flush down the toilet, but i heard very disturbingly that there are people out there in the world who actually eat poop of their own or someone elses because of curiosity or because they get paid to do it.

What happens when people do this? Do they get sick? Do they Die? Or is there no effet on them?

The Dumpster's picture
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I saw something on TV last night to the effect that some 50,000,000 people in the world have tapeworms. The tapeworm's body is a series of virtually identical segments, and the ends break off and are excreted in the feces. So "little white balls in my poop" could certainly be symptomatic of a tapeworm.

Get thee to a doctor, stat!

Poop Shooter's picture
k 500+ points

EWWWWWWWWWWWWW! Dump, does this happen when you eat too much Scotch-Tape? I had a bad bout of Scotch Tape eating back in the early 70's and I don't remember any tapeworms in my poo. Maybe I just don't have the "earthy" innards to sustain a good ball of tape!

Have a Crappy Day!! Poop Shooter!

Poop Shooter!

The Dumpster's picture
i 2000+ points

The Scotch-tapeworm syndrome is not as well documented in the medical literature. You refer to an espisode in the 1970's; I think that the Duct-tapeworm is now a lot more common. It typically comes about after the victim's Significant Other gets tired of listening to him/her run off at the mouth. Problems with tape in the feces usually can be avoided by keeping the tape over your mouth where it belonged.

Poopy lady's picture

OMG my poop is dark brown with little white sesame seeds in it. It kinda looks like an ice cream with crushed nuts. Why are there white seeds in my poop? I am poor and do not have money to see a doctor. Please someone be my poop doctor.

The Dumpster's picture
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PL, go to the public health department in your town. Shit in a clear plastic bag for several days before going, and take it with you. Leave the bag a little open so the smell can come out, or even better yet, have the bag a bit leaky. I promise you will be seen in record time.

"Say, has anybody seen my sweet Gypsy Rose Volcano?"

Just got the squirts :('s picture

I used to work as a vet nurse and have seen the tape worm thing on lots of cat arses, they look like little (moving) grains of rice.. yummy.
I know work as a radiographer and was involved in pulling a 15cm worm out of this dudes common bile duct a week ago. There not uncommon and a trip to the doc will fix you right up, and as most people have said, bring a sample :)

little boy's picture

yeah i've had little white balls in my feces for about a month now...they're not moving or anything and i don't take any medication.. my parents don't believe that I have worms but I remember in Biology class learning about worms and how some symptoms of having certain worms such as tapeworm can result in white balls in your feces. Should I go to a doctor?

Anonymous Coward's picture

PMSL this is the funniest thing ive read in awhile... cant say ive ever had balls in my shit *lucky me*, damn google... i was looking for answers as to why women shit and fart more when there on there period.... nevermind.. lol

Mucilios's picture

I have found these little balls recently too. The only thing I can think of that changed is that I started taking metamucil. BTW, the crapping has been awesome! Twice a day--almost no wiping needed except for going through the motions. Anyway, these little balls are roughly the size of peas, tan in color and they float. I took one out in some tp and tried to squish it but it was just sort of spongy and didn't burst or anything. As for the meds, I'm on Wellbutrin and Nexium but I can't say I've seen these things until the mucil started. I do eat lots of sushi though if thats any indication... Thanks for listening to all this crap. Any thoughts?

Alison in Chicago's picture

I've got the little white balls also. One medicine I am on does come in capsule form and had those little balls in it. It could be many things.
~I have noticed it statred right after I started to eliminate yeast out of my diet. Parasites in your body live off yeast and sugar so they could be dying off. if you are on a diet this does the same thing I would think.
~ I noticed there were a lot more of them when I was using a much-too-strong-for-me Colon cleanse. I've bought a gentler cleanse now.
~ You could do a parasite cleanse. They have them at Natural Food Stores. I bought one but am using the "First Cleanse" first.
~If it's anything wiggling you definitely have worms. Go see a doctor immediately.

Weird...'s picture

Allison I have something that sounds most similar to your issue. About 3 weeks ago I had bloody diarrhea for 3 weeks and had a colonoscopy done that showed some abnormal cell growth, during the cleansing process before the colonoscopy I found the first one of these hard, pea-sized yellowish balls. If I squeeze them they pop but don't have much inside. Recently I have seen a few more. I am on wellbutrin. This is weird!!

Mucilios's picture

You should save one the next time you find it--I know it sounds gross but this is too weird to ignore. I wonder if there is a Wellbutrin link--but I'm taking these little white solid pills that are smaller than the pea-things. Its actually wellbutrin 150 XL. Anyway, hope everything works out ok for you...

GottaGoGirl's picture
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Boy, am I glad I haven't eaten lunch before reading this thread! I won't have to fix lunch, because I can't eat, now. *gags*
"You polished up my low-flow, and I dirtied up your bowl!"

Anonymous Coward's picture

How do i get rid of worms?....can i buy stuff over the counter at drug stores? not going to the doctor im too scared

j's picture

i have recently had thin white, clear gel like things in my poop. it is freaking me out and i dont no what to do. what do you think it is? could it be by any chance from eating oatmeal? please help me.

Holy Crap's picture

I ALSO HAVE LITTLE WHITE BALLS IN MY POOP!!! I'm on Effexor XR and someone just suggested to me to open one of the capsules and examine the meds. I thought they were crazy until I have read some of your postings here!
Anyone out there that is still in the dark as to why this is happening, it could also be gall stones. Mine were not. An ultra-sound confirmed. Had a colonoscopy which was fine and I'm still waiting to get paraiste results back from the "sample" I gave. Thanks for your info!

Anonymous Coward's picture

I just started Atkins about a month ago. The sad result of too little fiber drove me to do Super Colon Cleanse. My poo def. has little white balls. I kinda thought maybe they were undigested fat (from bacon?) cause the turds with those in them were very floaty.

Balzy Poo's picture

To the person who mentioned Effexor, I have the same issue and am on the same medication. I opened up a capsule and did a side-by-side inspection -- looks like a match to me! Whew. Seriously though people, if I saw something crawling, my crumby bum would be on an exam table.

Buddy's picture

Did research because I have this issue too - mine are the smaller variety and not the pea-sized, and I am on Effexor XR. Seems like a pattern to me.

goooogggllleee!!'s picture

Ha! I'm on effexor too but figured it would be the slow release grains before getting here. What I wonder is if I'm not digesting my meds properly... maybe it's the wrong dose or maybe i'm missing out on the proper dose cause of bad digestion. Chicken or the egg.... funny dose=crazy=inspect poop! Any ideas appreciated!

Scaredtopoop's picture

Very strange. I also have tiny white round things on the TP after wiping. They remind me of tiny white eggs. I do not take effexor. I been having serious stomach and digestive issues lately. Lots of diarrhea filled with mucous. Stomach and abdominal cramps, nausea. I did provide a stool sample that was tested and was told I have a Strep B Digestive tract infection. After 3 weeks, I am on my second course of Antibiotics (BIAXIN) and just found 2 of the pills I took earlier in my diarrhea. I am still suffering and have all the symptoms except vomiting. WTF is going on here. Very paniced, frustrated.

wether watery, diarrhea or solid, there is always mucous attached to the poop. Does anyone else have this?

Poopasouras's picture

I think they are round worms, or tapeworm segments.
My cat has them, and they come out by the hundreds wherever she lies down.
They look like little sesame seeds.

cian's picture

i'm on effexor too and I have the little white things as well. at last, the problem is solved

Anonymous Fox's picture

Phew! Was beggining to be concerned - thought it was crap toilet paper. I'm on Effexor XR as well!!
BTW I too am wondering why women crap/poop more when they have their period!?!?!

GottaGoGirl's picture
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There's a discussion about that here.

rawhide's picture

Has anyone ever tried the Super Colon Cleanse from health pluse inc? Should that remove any parisites if their is any? Or should i opt for the Colinx

Double Flush's picture
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I remember somewhere on the Internet, some people conducted an experiment where people were given pills, mainly supplements, and their poop was tested afterwards. Sometimes the supplement pills came through totally intact, sometimes there were pieces passed, and other times they appear to have been absorbed. But if you are like me and only take a pain killer for a headacle here or there, then you should definitely go to your local health clinic, no way around it. I'm not fond of going either, but I've had to suck it up and just go sometimes. Not necessarily for a poop problem, but just in general. Why are people scared to go and see a doctor when they have ailments? The Internet is full of good information, I agree, but still it's best to be tested and treated, because you never know what the underlying causes of your ailment may be.

Um, yeah. My sig. So, about that... I'm not doing one this week.

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Anonymous Coward's picture

For Rawhide..
I just stumbled onto this site by accident...
I just finished with the Colonix program and it was great. I just wish I would of done it years ago. Go with the Colonix!!!

hh's picture


hi how are you...did you feel good when you took biaxin??? did you get checked for H.Ploaria??? let me know

supercloged's picture

keepon pooping how much rice u eat_______


Anonymous Coward's picture

I found white things in my poop. Some were sesame seed sized and some were rice SHAPED but way smaller then rice. I've read all these and decided to look at them so i got a variety of these things and stared for a VERY LONG TIME for any sign of movement. Nothing moved!! Then I realized, i ate 2 chicken sandwhiches at burger king the other day when i hardly ever do so I figure it must be that. I'm also taking something for mental alertness but can it be caused by that when it's a liquid capsule?

Anonymous Coward's picture

dont know why my comment doesn't show up but i stared at the stuff for awhile and nothing moved so i figure it must be sesame seeds from burger king. some were rice SHAPED though, but much smaller

just a guy's picture

i have these little white wormy things :P, i just noticed it after i ate some burger from mcdonalds and i did feel quite sick after i ate the burger so it might be from tht?

anywayz im gunna tell my mum and go to the doctors

Anonymous Coward's picture

Ok, we have on match! I am on effexor too and that makes 5-6 of us on effexor that have the little round white things in our doo doo. I just found them today and was like, "What the hell!?" and I have 2 cats and a dog and thought crap, I bet it's worms. Luckily, I looks exactly like the little white capsules in effexor.

Hate Illness's picture

Ok. My poop lately has had a little white film on it, kinda like snow, but just from one angle. The whole poo is not covered. Also towards where it looks like the snow landed there seems to be pea sized chunks or whitish things/balls. I have 3 cats and a girlfriend whose been to mexico for mission trips. The little balls seems to be parasite related, but what about the snow on it. When symptoms first started it was stomach upsetting, then turned to fever, and nausia, but i never threw up. Nothing on the internet talks about "snow" on one side of poop and this is the only one that talks about white balls in poop.

Anonymous Coward2's picture

I have button shaped things comming out - about the size and shape of a hard candy mint at restarants. Off white in color. Sometimes almost floats. I see one every now and then.

bitchbegone's picture

It's gotta be Effexor!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rachel's picture

I had this problem for 6 years and I finally figured out that it was the Effexor (my doctor agrees) about two weeks ago. Before starting Effexor 3 years ago I was on Luvox which was in capsule form also.

Now, I'm trying to find out *why* they're in there. I'm wondering also if I'm missing out on my meds (maybe that's why they've got me on such a high dose!). I'm very surprised to find that a few people here have this problem due to Effexor! Maybe it's a normal effect of the medicine? If it is, the company should really note that as a "side effect", dontcha think?

would rather not think about poo contents's picture

I too take Effexor and also Wellbutrin and keep seeing these darn white things as well..... Staring tomorrow, I am going to try to dissolve my capsules in my coffee as an experiment - I'll give it 2 weeks and report back.

Also noteworthy, I realized on the top of the bread I buy there were little white balls - it was some 15 grain bread, not sure which grain those balls are, but they could definitely go through undigested.

Things I want to know:
(1) Does anyone have the tiny white balls and NOT take any medication or vitamins in capsule form?

(2) Is there anyone out there that takes Effexor or other medications in capsule form that does not have the tiny white balls in their poo?

(3) Did that one person that said they were waiting on the results of a stool sample test ever get the results?

(4) Why are doctors and labs so unable to identify these little balls. On CSI they identify random unknown samples all the time - with their mass spectrometer. That's what we need... Not lab tests that compare against a limited number of possibilities.

(5) Anyone know a CSI?

(6) Anyone have a mass spectrometer?

I will let you know about my coffee dissolving experiment around the 26th. Cross your fingers...

Anonymous Coward's picture

I too have alot of the white seed things. Smaller than sesame seeds. I too am on 300MG Effexor XR..... I also have lower left stomache pain for 3 years and mucous in stool. Sometimes I don't go for days. I seen alot of these little balls in my colonoscopy pictures. Anyone have a crazy twitch in their eyelids that is almost constant?

GottaGoGirl's picture
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"...Anyone have a crazy twitch in their eyelids that is almost constant?..."

Why, yes. There's a club. We're having a meeting tomorrow. Please join us.

Mmmm...Fiber: Nature's Broom!

Anonymous Coward's picture

I'm on effexor too...and have lil whitish balls in my poo..they are slightly different sizes and colours though

Poo PA's picture

While experiencing some of my own gastrointestinal issues I stumbled upon this piece of info at:

Patients should be advised that they may notice in their stool something that looks like a tablet. This is normal. The medication in WELLBUTRIN XL is contained in a non-absorbable shell that has been specially designed to slowly release drug in the body. When this process is completed, the empty shell is eliminated from the body.

This may answer a few of your questions out there! Poo PA

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have little white sesame seed looking things in my poop every day, I alternate between having diarrhea and being constipated, and I also have these weird objects in my poop that are sort of oval (though sometimes shaped more like giant corn kernels, though they are NOT corn) and about 1 cm in size. They are yellowish in color (probably due to being in poop) but if you break one open (I only did this once as I am pretty squeamish) they are full of thready white stuff.

This has been happening for months now, and I feel extremely fatigued. I am freaked out. I am sure that the sesame seed things are parasites...but what the hell are the large objects? Last night I had explosive diarrhea with one "unidentified floating object".

girl who is secret's picture

Okay ive been having a stomach ache that doesnt seem t ogo away for the past week. in mi poop i find little black sesame seeds, and also this white stuff. it looks lke yarn that has been wrapped around my poop!!! its scary!!

Anonymous Coward's picture

for the last several months, i sometimes have sudden intestinal cramps resulting in a semi explosive single burst of diarrhea. I find floating a rather large (3/4 inch x 3/8 inch) slightly yellowed object that is rounded on the ends and smooth. i retrieved one using latex gloves and found it to be somewhat firm, but it broke open when squeezed. inside was white stuff that has some texture to it. i am on no prescription meds. i have not changed my diet during the time frame. i have not been able to relate this to anything i have ingested. anyone have similar experiences? i plan to take my sample to the dr. tomorrow. will let you know the results.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Alright, I don't know about the other people who take Effexor, as I myself do, but I also have small OFF WHITE balls in my poo. Although I am sure they are not the pill. I attempted to dicect one of the balls and found them mushy and far from compleatly solid. It was surely some kind of biological matter and not the little pellets found in our pills. It is true that they are similar in size and shape, although close inspection will show that they are far from the same. I've had these for about six months now and also my poo has had a distinctly different smell since they began showing up. I'm calling my doctor asap.

Anonymous Coward's picture

You shouldnt eat, or taste poo, you might contract hep c. tools. -_-

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

"...I'm calling my doctor asap..."

That's the first sensible thing I've read on this thread! Hope everything*cough*comes out okay!

Anonymous Coward's picture

OMG! First of all, I can't believe I'm reading this before dinner. But I Googled here after I noticed what I'd describe as "empty corn kernel shells" in my poop (acutally floating in the water).... (I guess everyone is curious about what their poop looks like???). The Wellbutrin post is the closet to my situation. I've been taking that for months. And I just couldn't figure out what that was, as I don't eat corn. I HOPE that's what I'm looking at. Maybe I can concentrate on the newspaper in the john from now on. Thanks for all the good info!

Anonymous Coward's picture

Will parasites go away on their own or do you have to see a doctor? I read once that parasite pills are over the counter...

Anomalous Coward's picture
k 500+ points

They're actually ass-aliens. Remember dreaming that you were aboard an alien ship having medical procedures done on you? Not a dream, man.

GottaGoGirl's picture
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"... Anonymous Coward (not verified) -- 08.14.2006 --'Will parasites go away on their own or do you have to see a doctor? I read once that parasite pills are over the counter...'"

No, they won't go away on their own. Anomalous is right; they'll just ASSimilate you!

Thunderbox's picture
PoopReport of the Year AwardComment Quality Moderatorj 1000+ points

Eating corn is a waste of time and money - comes out as it goes in.

A lot of saddhus (supposedly holy men) in India eat human shit for a living and don`t seem affected too much - apart from wanting to continue their weird vocation.

The voice of sanity

Another Effexor Girl's picture

Same thing - I'm on Effexor and have been trying to figure this out for a long time! Anyone ever find out from their dr. if it is not digesting properly?

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

I think the little white balls are put in your poop on purpose by the makers of Effexor, so you'll have something else to be depressed about, so you'll continue taking Effexor. Just my theory.

2PoopOreKnot2Poop's picture

On Effexor...little white balls, but i'm talking tiny...smaller than sesame seed size...hey maybe we should call the company and start a clinical least get paid for it...what do all you Effexor white ball pooping people think....the problem may go to your MD ask them what you're pooping and then they realize the meds you're on...roll their eyes... and tell you to go home and take a nap and they will go away....DOH....then what...

Random net surfer's picture

I've taken effexor for over a year now and have never had any white balls in my poop. Just in case anyone was wondering...
Did get disintary (spelling?) in China though. Hurt like a mofo...

depressed about effexor's picture

so i thought i'd pipe up.

i've been taking effexor for about 1.5 yrs. i'm currently being weened off of it; dosage previously up to 300 mg daily, today 75 mg.

i've had the little white balls in my poo for a while, perhaps 6 mos. i went to the doctor, who referred me to a specialist, then to another specialist: no good answers. in fact, i'd say i've lost all hope in professional western medicine. they seem to care and have good intentions, but man are they clueless.

anywho, for all you effexor frieks: i'll keep you posted about the status of the white balls. in about a week i wont be taking it at all! yay!

cgs's picture

Dont worry! I went to my doctor also because of these little white balls and he said it is the Time-release balls....nothing to worry about. Effexor is the cause of the little white balls.

Anonymous Coward's picture

If you fear that you have living parasites in your bowels, you need to eat at the cafeteria in the place where I work. The shit that they serve for food would gag a goddam goat. I eat there and I hafta shit in the next ten minutes, and it comes out boiling. Its not physically hot when one ingests it, but the Agent Orange/plutonium/kerosene they fry everything in starts a major reaction in the gut. You feel like Moby dick is trying to batter his way out of your ass. You sit on the crapper and fart and burp. The burps taste like the fart smells, and the fart smells like mildewed cat piss. Damned if I know why I eat there from time to time. I just know that what comes out my ass ain't little white balls, and nothing could live in the presence of that stuff. One good consequence of that food is that the fat-assed broads who used to wear overly tight polyester pants have stopped wearing them. One fart will dissolve any polymer.

Anonymous Coward's picture

If you have squirmy white things in your poop, you have pinworms. No need to see a doctor. Just run to walmart and grab a box of "Pin X" and go through the self check out line. They will eventually go away without treatment, but it takes 14 weeks. You may need to re-treat the problem after 2 weeks since the treatment only kills adult worms that live in the anus. Pin X apparently doesn't kill the eggs which is why you may need to re-treat to kill the new adult worms.

Bunga Din's picture
j 1000+ points

I recently had the same thing happen to me, except they weren't little, they were fucking huge and hard as can be. Turns out you should never fall asleep at a lacrosse game with your mouth open.

P.S. I'm going to get cocky and say +1

AssBlaster2000's picture
PoopReport of the Year Awardj 1000+ points

Pin-X huh? It will never cease to amaze me what you can buy at fucking Wal-Mart.

Anonymous Coward's picture

i take wellbutin XL...the "white balls" look more like tan colored peas. just the right size of my wellbutrin XL

here's a quote from the Wellbutrin instructions:

"Patients should be advised that they may notice in their stool something that looks like a tablet. This is normal. The medication in WELLBUTRIN XL is contained in a non-absorbable shell that has been specially designed to slowly release drug in the body. When this process is completed, the empty shell is eliminated from the body."


college student's picture

i've been having diarreha for the past week and it started when i ate at this small mexican food joint and ate some of their carrots. i have terrible smelling farts and i have to take a poo like every 30 minutes or else the pain would be too unbearable. usually its diarreha and sometimes mucous comes out. recently it has become a little more solid but nothing compared to how solid it was before these pains started, and i found these little sesame seed, but far smaller than a sesame seed, in my poo. IM FREAKING OUT cause this constant pooing is getting in the way of my life!!! some one help me out please

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

Maybe you ate Mexican jumping beans.

healthy 1's picture
j 1000+ points

Sound like tapeworm, or parasite eggs. Hopefully Becca, you have seen a doctor since this story has posted.
Jammin' lo'flo's since 1977.

"Two percent of the population think; three percent of the population think they think, and 95 percent of the population would rather die than think."

Anonymous Coward's picture

Okay, I think there pinworms, not threadworms, and supposedly 60% of North Americans have them and don't even know. And If you can see them your already pretty badly infected.

Anonymous Coward's picture

its my 16 year old daughter i'm worried about. she is addicted to carbs and never eats anything healthy. Her poos are bigger and fatter than eggplants, (the giant kind) and are plug the toilet everytime. we call them "bob" and make jokes, but i know theyre not normal. They are also pale brown in color and unlike any poos i've ever seen. the really strange part is she is 5'9", and cant seem to gain weight in spite of insane calorie intake. She seldom get periods, because of low body weight, has terrible acne, mood swings, fatigue, irritability, ADD. I asked the doctor about celiac, but he said no, but I don't know how he could determine that without probing her intestines. does anybody have a clue what is going on with her

Another Wellbutrin XLer's picture

Yep, I'm sure what I fished out today was an undissolved Wellbutrin XL. I have seen them many times before, but today got brave and put on the gloves and fished it out. I poked it with an exacto, and found that not all of the drug inside had dissolved. Interesting though, the drug has been working like a charm since I started it... so maybe just the right amount is being "slowly released". Strange.
I appreciate all the info! Great site here! :)

healthy 1's picture
j 1000+ points

Hopefully Beca has seen a doctor since this story has posted.

Another good idea is to do a colon cleanse. My top three favorites are: Alkalive Cleanse, Sonne# 7, and Dr. Natura.
Born to clog your bog, with a giant log.

"Two percent of the population think; three percent of the population think they think, and 95 percent of the population would rather die than think."

medpooper's picture

I too take effexor, I am sooo happy to have an answer. I love the reply from GottaGoGirl, about the manuf. putting them in there to make us more depressed!!!! I almost fell off my chair laughing! I'm still going to do a colon cleanse. My daughter had a appendectomy and the surgeon said her appendix was full of pin worms! He swears he sees this quite a bit. EWWW! I'm now stocked up on bleach and lysol!

Turd Ferguson3's picture

I too have the white dot poo.
Effexor XL in me, white dot poo to see.

willy the 1 eyed pirate's picture

sometimes, I get little white balls in my pee...It's really hurts when they come out...can anyone help me

ted's picture

i have the same problem. little white balls, about 6 months ago i had a problem of when i pooped blood came outt, and one time clots did too. i had a colonoscopy and they couldnt see a problem and since then i havent been bleeding, but its been replaced with little white things about the 2 centremetres by 2 centremetres, and also my poo has been coming out differently like in little bits. this has been happeneing for 3 months. the white balls arent moving tho next time it happens im going to the docter.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I asked my doctor about the little white balls in the poo (on effexor and wellbutrin for years and never had them until I started an antibiotic for monthly breakouts)- of course she had no idea and said they were probably pinworms. When I look up the information for pinworms it doesn't sound like what I have.

She gave me a stool sample jar and directed me to drop it off at a lab that would do a parasite test. I didn't do it because I really don't think its pinworms and the test can't tell you anything other than yes or no to parasite infection.

In addition to little balls, sometimes I do see little sesame see shaped things as well. From my own personal research, my best guesss at this time is an overgrowth of yeast in the colon.

Of course my stupid doctor didn't "think so" because if I had a yeast overgrowth, wouldn't "I have recurrent yeast infections"?
Not necessarily if the yeast is colonizing in my intestine. What an idiot, and could she have talked any louder about parasite tests when she was walking back into the frickin'examining room after getting me the damn jar?

I think this probably could happen after taking an antibiotic for a long time..... This poo with the tiny balls definitely comes with a different wierd...

Oh and to the people who found larger round things with stringy stuff inside, I'm sorry but that definitely sounds like a parasite...

saw a real specialist and you should too!!'s picture

I started having intestinal problems 6 weeks ago, after what i thought was an upset stomach. I saw a top gastroenterologist, and had a slu of tests run, everything checked out, until i asked to be checked for parasites. I was very weak, and not feeling myself for a month, with constanct nausea, and constipation. Turns out I had an intestinal parasite laying thousands of eggs in my system a day, and YES you MUST get medical treatment for it, or your body will continue to lose vital nutrients. And Yes everyone has bacteria, but you SHOULD NOT have a parasite!! start taking vitamen B and an iron suppliment if you feel week. it helped me immediately, then go to a doctor!!!

Juan's picture

Landed here from Google (I'd love to see your referral report some day). Figured out they were sunflower seeds. Watch out corn, you got competition!

Me's picture

This has to be the funniest site I've ever seen. Quite helpful, too. Haven't LOL in such a long time! Genius!

(formerly) depressed about effexor's picture

okay, i know you all have been on the edge of your seats about this -so pay attention-


go figure.

Anonymous Coward's picture

if you have worms and you leave them untreated, do they burrow so far into your intestine it's impossible to get rid of them? that's what i heard and i'm really scared now because i've got them and i've had them for ages but i haven't done anything about it cos its soo embarassing!!! help!!

skinny white kid's picture

Ok so i noticed that maybe for the last week when i go poo my poo is very light orange and loaded with what appears to be hundreds of little offwhite round balls! like a shitty gooey orange crunch bar....its pretty gross and its freaking me out! im only 16 im not supposed to get diseases ahhhhhh whats goin on! What should i do

T.P.Junkie's picture

What about when you feel like something's moving just inside your bung-hole? Is is a Hemmi? Also, I ate yougurt covered pretzels with Christmas sprinkles on them and wow, I was freaking out when my pooh came out white with green strpes last night...It has to be that, right? What about white liquid that comes out after a normal BM?

Anonymous Coward's picture

omg I have those little white squrimy things I seen em again last week I remember having them when I was like 10 I`m only 16 but I don`t want to tell my parents I`m scared

new poop's picture

I've got small pea sized Black balls. Several that float with mild loose stool. Any info on this?

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

new poop (not verified) -- 12.08.2006
I've got small pea sized Black balls...

HEY! We don't cotton to racial slurs around here!

Anonymous person's picture

has any one with these little white balls who isnt on any meds actually find out what was wrong with them?

notsaying's picture


Anonymous Coward's picture

If you guys are on effexor xr and have the little white balls in your poop, it is normal. Its the way the pill works. XR stands for extended release. The drug releases slowly as it travels through your digestive track, and you are left with the non digestable part of the capsule, that released the drug.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have been noticing the little white balls for several weeks. Today I plucked one out of the juice and noticed that it was just about the same size and shape as Wellbutrin XL 150, which I began taking a couple of months ago. I also take Metamucil, though I do so in the evening and I take the Wellbutrin in the morning. Does anyone else who is blessed with the little white balls from Wellbutrin XL also take Metamucil or some other fiber supplement?

slv's picture

I've been experienceing painfull diareah, gas, bloating, nausea...think I may be lactoce intolerant, but that didn't explain the all the tiny white balls in my stool. Found this website, and figured out it has something to do with the Effexor XR. Someone mentioned concern regarding the absorbtion of medications. I too share this fear. I have noticed that my stomach acid can't even break up lettuce, strawberries, grape skins and other fruits and vegetables that should be easy to digest. I'm concerned that the white balls are undigested X-tended Release Effexor. Does anyone else on effexor have a hard time digesting fruits and vegetables?

Another anonymous coward white ball pooper's picture

Put me down as another white ball pooping, Effexor XR sufferer. What a relief, the anxiety was killing me - thank you google, thank you I can now ask my shrink to take it down to 300mg.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I too have little white seeds. I take Effexor XR but for years I was told parasites (which we all have in our bodies) were being excreted. I have two to three poops 12" long each day. No problem but every so often the little white seeds show up. At present, there are more than I have seen in years.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Just wanted to add, another Tegretol XR user here with the white balls. Obviously the casing, but like others here, I'm worried that the presence of undissolved stuff inside means I'm not getting the proper amount of medicine in my system.

Anonymous Coward's picture

The little white balls/spheres in my poop has been freaking me out for a few weeks. I take effexor XL (venlafaxine) too like many people here having same problem. I found this on the web:

"The extended release formulation of venlafaxine contains spheroids which release the drug slowly into the digestive tract. The insoluble portion of these spheroids is eliminated and may be seen in the stools."

I feel a LOT better know about my poop!

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

Wait. WHOA!!!!! You mean... you mean someone ACTUALLY READ THE INSERT THAT CAME WITH THE RX?!?

*GGG falls over in a dead faint*

Anonymous Coward's picture

hello, i have been having abdominal pain mainly in my lower right stomach near my appendix i been in and out of the hospital for the last 3 months a mri has shown thickening ileum and my lymphnodes are swollen i got a colon test with biopsy and they found nothing and told me its probly IBS. i think its more then that i cant digest foods that i use to like red peppers green beans poppy seeds(dont no if this can be digested but i just started to see this) olives and the pain can go to my left side as well its very painful and annoying at times and i allso get bad head achs after i eat a big meal. i dont have diarrhea could this be crohns? my biopsy came back ok i also got a upper GI it came back fine took while to digest but it came back ok and i have not gotten a lower GI do u think i should suggest this test? I just cant take this much longer please help ty.

Dcoolmom's picture

My daughter 14 is bleeding during and after bowel movement. Pain near her "tail bone". I am concerned. Can you help me?

Anonymous Coward's picture

wow. this is hillarious. I've never heard so many people talk so seriously about poop. Definitely worth bookmarking for days when I'm feeling bad about my life... At least I don't have worms coming out of my ass!!! :) Life is beautiful! :) hahaha

Artur P's picture

Thank you all! I have been scared for months about the small white spheres in my poop. Presumed they were eggs of some parasite. Now I went to dismantle a capsule of a medecine I normally take and there they were: exactly the same! Once again, thank you all for the relief.

Anonymous Coward's picture

(((Anonymous Coward (not verified) -- 02.13.2007

hello, i have been having abdominal pain mainly in my lower right stomach near my appendix i been in and out of the hospital for the last 3 months a mri has shown thickening ileum and my lymphnodes are swollen i got a colon test with biopsy and they found nothing and told me its probly IBS. i think its more then that i cant digest foods that i use to like red peppers green beans poppy seeds(dont no if this can be digested but i just started to see this) olives and the pain can go to my left side as well its very painful and annoying at times and i allso get bad head achs after i eat a big meal. i dont have diarrhea could this be crohns? my biopsy came back ok i also got a upper GI it came back fine took while to digest but it came back ok and i have not gotten a lower GI do u think i should suggest this test? I just cant take this much longer please help ty.)))

perhapse you have Gerd. Thats what I have and it led to IBS and you can't eat foods like peppers and greasy foods.

Keeled over's picture

How many of you white/black sesame pooping visitors wipe off with blood in your tissue every now and then (and i am not talking about a little hemi either, something closer to a bloody nose with evidence showing in the bowl and even on a turd or two)? In other words is it usually a (really) rough dump or a smooth ride?

Anonymous Coward's picture

White spheroids in your poop?Check out the last paragraph...

Depressed guy's picture

Well, I am yet another person who is on Effexor XR, (about 300mg) and I have those things in my poo. and i was worried they were worm eggs. havent been to the doctor though.

Anne's picture

I am on red capsules of Effexor XR 150mg and have been for 13 years. I have little white balls in my poo too! They are about the size of a sesame seed. I thought they were undigested calcium but it seems like it is the drug. I crushed one of these little balls and it turned into a powdery substance which made me rule out parasites. The drug makes sense. THANK YOU!!!!!

Anonymous Coward's picture

I had a white poop come out the other night .The rest were all brown of course.It didn't look a little a egg and didn't move . IDK what it could be . I did recently change my diet 3 weeks ago and I stopped eating bread altogether .Any ideas ?

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

"It didn't look a little a egg..."


Wellbutin XL user's picture

Glad I found this site. I thought I might be nuts thinking my poop pill was my undissolved Wellbutin XL. But from reading all this, it has to be. I will start taking my pill by breaking it in half and see if it changes anything. I will post again letting all my Wellbutin friends know if it worked.

Newkidontheblock's picture

I keep passing what looks like pieces of white/cream colored jelly beans. They strongly resemble gallstones but a doctor said no.

One day I passed one the size of a jelly bean.
Don't float. Mixed in with stool, and when pressed they kinda squish. Looks like gunk.
I can feel them get lodged in my left side sometimes.

Doctor found colitis months ago and have since been on a gluten/dairy/soy/corn/vinegar free diet. Eat mostly organic spinach, eggs, oatmeal (I can handle it), fish, and 100% apple juice.

Any ideas??

Wellbutin XL's picture

Well poop fans, it is true about the undissolved Wellbutin XL. I have been cracking mine before I take them now and all is back to normal. No more sudden diarea or loose poop. No more "poop pills" showing up. From all this, I would think I may be getting my full dose now. Before, I would think some of it came flying out my butt. Anyway, XL users should not worry anymore. If you want to go back to normal poop, try cracking open the pill's outer shell before swallowing. Works for me! Of course I'm no Doctor so maybe you should discuss this with your Doctor before cracking.

dookiedoodle's picture

ew, if ya'll have worms in your poop I'd go see a doctor pronto. I'm sure it itches when they try to get out, like in dogs & cats, and when you itch it they get under your nails and you could easily spread them to others.

Anonymous Coward's picture

A few moths ago I got the flu and so did my mom. The entire time my mom had the flu she had diarrhea but I got it only on the last day I showed any symptoms of the flu. I have had diarrhea since then and now I'm getting hemorrhoids all the time.
I noticed the blood and my stool started to smell weird. Then I saw little white things in my stool; they don't move but sometimes at night I start to itch(making me paranoid that I worms), so I'm not sure if it's worms.
Then one time I ate a bun with sesame seeds and had more of the little white things, one was on the paper so I cleand it off and watched it for awhile to see if it would move but it didn't, so I took the paper and squeezed it; it popped and white stuff come out(kinda like a pimple). Was that a seed?
I also have some adominal pain and now I'm seem to be alternating between diarrhea and constipation but mostly diarrhea. I don't take any medications. What would most likely be causing all of this?

Anonymous Coward's picture

wow, this thread started in 2004! anyway, today i found tiny tiny off-white balls in my poo, which has been loose and dark colored for about a week, and smells really different as well. i also have been having gas, which i never really had before. i have been on wellbutrin tablets for over a year, and the balls are really really small, like sesame seed sized but roundish. they do not look at all like something my meds would turn into. they are pretty hard as well. i also have found pieces of dark jelly-ish clumps mixed in, which is really gross and i can't tell if it's digested blood or undigested onions. i've never had digestive problems until now. i'm 26, female. i did just start taking a ton of vitamins and supplements. does anyone have any info on that?

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