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fishy smelling stools and mucus

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
58 years experience Family Medicine
Not unusal: This is probably due to a change in diet or because your body has some element that it needs to get rid of. If you have other symptoms or this would ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Feces: You need to talk with your doctor who may want to order stool tests to see what may is going on
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Mucous in stool: Not normal, Best to see doctor and have this check out. Could be several things but without exam and tests not much to help you at this point.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A common cold: (upper respiratory infection) would not be anticipated to cause mucus in stool.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Mucus in Stool: Stool normally contains a small amount of mucus, but passing stools with visible amounts of mucus could be from one of several different diseases or c ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bressler
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
See Doctor: Depending on how long this has been happening and if you are having other symptoms, this may be from an underlying bowel disorder. There are many dis ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Bergland
46 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: Pellet-like stools with mucous sound pretty much like simple constipation. It is not the character of the stools so much as the reason you, at your a ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Mucus in stool: In excess, it could indicate infection or inflammation in the bowels. Other rare causes might be irritable bowel, anal fistula, peri-anal abscess.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Mucus discharge: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial ... Read More
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