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NoSugarShell

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Okay, I have been wondering this for awhile now and I am just gonna ask. I haven't been able to find any info about it and these boards have been a wealth of information.

This might seem stupid but what color is microvilli? Does it come out into your poop? I get these little black flecks and I always wonder if that's what it is.

Please tell me what color microvilli is and if anyone has had the same experience.

Thank you,

Michelle

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Hmmmmmm...interesting question. I noticed you are new to the forum, I'l also fairly new. Have you been diagnosed as yet? Have you had stool tests done yet? I became very sick for about 3 months, blood tests for Celiac were negative. I decided to have EnteroLab tests done and just got my results back......positive for gluten/dairy problem. Now I can at least validate my medical problem to the doctors that I have seen. I knew that it was a food problem, because I immediately went on the gluten free diet. I also noticed that drinking lactose free milk was bothering me...apparently I've had the dairy problem for many years without diagnosis. I'm lactose intolerant and wondered why the lactase enzyme pills didn't work too well! This forum is the best, I'm sure someone will come up with an answer.

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No, I haven't had any type of testing done. I suspect I have a problem with gluten but am not positive. I have so many unusual symptoms that I suspect has something to do with gluten. The little black specks are just one.

I am so curious if the black specks are what I think it is. That would confirm to me there is a problem. I am having a lot of trouble trusting doctors as I have had so many problems since childhood that have not been figured out. I am trying to figure it out myself.

Sincerely,

Michelle

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Okay here is the response I got from my Anatomy & Physiology Instructor.

Good morning Michelle,

Since microvilli are an extension of the cell membrane, they will be whatever color

the cell membrane is. The only cells that have true color (not man made) are those

with pigment (colored molecules, i.e. hemoglobin, melanin, and chlorophyll). Other

cells, because they are mostly water, must be stained to be seen. Their color then

becomes whatever color the stain is, i.e., green, yellow, blue, etc.

Yes it requires a microscope to see microvilli and the higher the magnification the

better.

Hope this helps. Mr. Foote

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Hi Michelle,

If you aren't digesting properly you could be seeing what you had for lunch or dinner the day before. You could always try eating nothing but white food for a couple days and see what happens :)

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hi, i know what your going through, i get white allmost looks like rice kernals in my bm's when i eat something i shouldnt.

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Ok, I'm going to jump right in here and add, when I have BMs. I see little speckled nuts. :blink: What the heck could that be?? Every day is a new adventure. You never know what its going to bring. Janet

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