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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Stool normally contains a small amount of mucus, but passing stools with visible amounts of mucus could be from one of several different conditions. M ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
37 years experience Gastroenterology
? colitis: Pink mucus in the stool suggests mucus mixed with blood. This is often associate with different inflammatory causes i.e. ulcerative colitis, infectio ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stool: Mucus is a lubricant in our GI tract – so a small amounts needn't be a concern. However if there are large amounts of mucus especially if associated w ... Read More
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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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Firas Barakat
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Proctitis colitis: Need to be treated for an infection with antibiotics if no resolution need to visit a gastroenterologist for endoscopy antibiotics should cover chlamy ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
It could: Only way to know is to submit stool studies. Unfortunately it may be difficult to detect.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: There are many causes of foul smelling stool, e.g., fat malabsorption, c. Difficile infection, certain foods that bring undigested material to colon, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
See doctor: None of these symptoms are normal and are suggestive of possibly serious conditions such as crohn's disease. You need to see your doctor or a gastroen ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
BV: Your symptoms sounds like an infection called bacterial vaginosis. There is no over the counter medicine for this. See your doctor.
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Little info: Need more info about bowel patterns etc. As staters should get stool test done for infection and occult blood. see your doctor.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Bacterial vaginosis : The most common symptom of BV is an abnormal off-white vaginal discharge (especially after vaginal intercourse) that may be accompanied by an unpleasa ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Inection: may be a combined UTI and vaginal infection. You must be checked, examined, tested and treated.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
11 years experience Family Medicine
-itis : This could be anywhere from vaginitis to cervicitis (sexually-transmitted disease). Possibly mild intermenstrual bleeding. A pelvic exam and some test ... Read More
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
I am confused!: Sorry, but I don't understand your question. Are you pregnant and have a new discharge? If so, call your OB doc and ask what to do. If not, please a ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be nothing: Or could be a sign of inflammation /ibd or ibs or infection in your colon, anal fissures, remnants of food particles etc. Go see your dr for reassuran ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Several things: These are non specific symptoms that could be as serious as liver problems and as simple as a reaction to what you eat or bacterial imbalance of your ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Now has green stool: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
12 years experience Gastroenterology
See your doctor: This sounds like an infection and should be evaluated by your doctor.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Vansaghi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Get it checked out: This doesn't sound normal, and you should see a doctor to get checked out, especially if you are having fever or pelvic pain. Take care!
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Santosh Gopalakrishnan
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Likley colitis: you may have a simple infectious colitis. if you have more abdominal pain or nause or vomitting, then you may need antibiotics. otherwise plenty of f ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Colitis: Mucus colitis with blood tinged stool can occur with irritable bowel syndrome, proctitis,inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's ... Read More

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