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what causes white lines around my stools

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what causes white lines around my stools?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Is there any blood?
Have you eaten anything 'new' for you?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
There is no blood. I was eaten frozen meals once a day for dinner when my wife was out of town. I'm back to normal meals now.

coffee, coookie
cereal
peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches
had macdonalds last night and several other times, hamburger with cheese and french fries. nothing abnormal for me.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Can you describe these white lines a bit more?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
they are about 1/8 inch wide and 3/4 to 1 inch apart. They wrap around the first firm stool or two in the morning. After that I have soft diarrhea.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
And, this has only been going on for a week?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I think about a week possibly two. When I noticed it again this morning I thought I should seek help.

I should admit that I take kratom, a finely ground leaf from southeast asia. Used it daily for about two years and never had issues before. Maybe the latest batch had some eggs from something unusual?
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
This is a very interesting symptom that you are having - and honestly to really find out what is going on, a stool sample does need to evaluated - this could be a possible infection or a parasite from what you have eaten - so I would hightly recommend getting seen about this.
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