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why is there mucus in my stool enema

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Perhaps...: Enemas are almost never used in my pediatric practice, so the 1st concern is what triggered the need for an enema? I would never recommend an enema f ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
9 years experience General Surgery
Blood yes: Hemorrhoids can bleed - as many internal hemorrhoids to. Internal hemorrhoids are inside and only sometimes come outside. These usually don't hurt b ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
See your: Doc for an eval. You might need a colonoscopy to tell what is going on. It could be nothing serious to a colitis or other more rare problem. Don't cro ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Stool tests needed: you need a stool test.blood test would check for anemia from bleeding or a systemic infection but you need a stool test.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: It is never normal to see blood in your stool. This is a common symptom of proctitis or hemorrhoids but further evaluation is needed with a colonoscop ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Sysyn
26 years experience Pediatrics
Working with your MD: You are doing the right things. Keep the dialogue with your MD. He/She is working you up appropriately.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Complete eval: Expect a full medical history and gastrointestinal physical examination. Depending on findings, may recommend labs or colonoscopy.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Any belly pain. : Do you travel frequently as some of the diseases like amoebiasis , giardiasis can cause it .Do you have any weight loss, blood in the stool, fever/c ... Read More

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