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white mucus clumps in stool

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examination. You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so t ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
A common cold: (upper respiratory infection) would not be anticipated to cause mucus in stool.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bressler
9 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Bergland
47 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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 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 member asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
23 years experience Pediatrics
Can be normal: Mucus in the stool can be a normal variant of healthy stool. Many infections can cause mucus as well but this is usually accompanied by diarrhea. If ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 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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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Not good: Blood and mucus in stools is an indicator of inflammation. This could be an infection or sign of allergy. Please take your baby to the doctor to be ev ... Read More
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