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is mucus in stool a symptom of ulcerative colitis

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Need scope.: Sounds like colitis although you also raise the specter of cancer. You should see your doc for consideration of a look into the colon. Med list looks ... Read More
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Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
See a GI doc!: You are describing the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, which causes an increased risk of colon cancer. Other things could be going on, but any time yo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Mucus: I doubt these were parasitic. Your physician or gastroenterologist can order a stool culture for pathogens including an analysis for ova and parasites ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need exam in person: Based on your complaint and description, you need to visit your local doctor for a low back exam. it could be viscerosomatic (colitis bothering back) ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Call MDs: Don't start any meds without checking with your ob. Gut symptoms? See your gastroenterologist to see what is going on inside-could be hemorrhoids, or ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Bloody stool can be from many different processes and crohn's / uc can present with symptoms other than blood stools.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: You still have a degree of colitis that will take a little longer to heal. Your diet is supposed to be bland with lots of fluids and low residue. Othe ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Ulceration colitis does not affect the urinary tract. A small amount of mucus in urine is not a cause for concern. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usual for U.C.: If you recently started taking Pepto-Bismol or Iron supplements, they both can turn stool black. But, if this is not the case then you should see yo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
UC?: There are a few possibilities here. Ulcerative colitis could certainly be one. Inflammatory bowel disease could be another. Or infectious colitis. Reg ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
You need to discuss : This with the doctor managing your uc meds. You may need an adjustment in your meds or at the least he needs to follow your progress closely.

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