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stringy brown mucus in stool

A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
If he: Is one year old, it may be little more than a food that didn't agree with him, or a virus. If he's younger, closer to 2-3 months, it could be milk pro ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
See md: several possibilities including infection, parasites, inflammation, polyps, etc.Tumors/cancers less likely at your age, but not impossble.Dark red blo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Stools: This is possible, but if it continues might be inclined to have this looked at.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
27 years experience Gastroenterology
No association...: There is no association between white stringy mucous in the stools and gallstones or fibromyalgia. The lining of the rectum and colon contains goblet ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Mucus on stool: 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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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
18 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Testing: Time for your doctor to see you. You need blood and stool testing to determine if this is infection or chronic inflammatory disease. You may also need ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Colitis: This is colitis and may be simply mucus colitis which would respond to avoiding harsh roughage and taking kaopectate (kaolin and pectin). However the ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
38 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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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