A 26-year-old female asked:
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i had mucus in my stool. when i went to push on it. i found black stringy things. they were not moving. i have ulcerative colitis. i had a colonoscopy june 9th and two weeks later i found this. i haven't seen another. worried it's a parasite. ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 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.
Answered on Jun 28, 2017

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