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My 5 year old just had very green mucus on/in her stool. Complains often of stomach aches. What should I be worried about?

My 5 year old just had very green mucus on/in her stool.  Complains often of stomach aches.  What should I be worried about?

Mucous is unusual: Regardless of the color, mucous in stool can be a sign of infection or inflammation in the intestines. If the stools are loose or watery, this is even more likely. I would recommend that she see her doctor and that a stool test be done to check for a bacterial/parasitic infection or malabsorption of fats and proteins. Tests can take 3-5 days to obtain results. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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During the past few month I have been experiencing lower, left hand side of abdomen pain with small slivers of bllod and mucus in my stools.

During the past few month I have been experiencing lower, left hand side of abdomen pain with small slivers of bllod and mucus in my stools.

Colon? : Diverticulitis commonly causes left lower abdominal pain, sometimes exacerbated/relieved by a bowel movement. Inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Constipation. Kidney issuesyou should see a doctor if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities.. There are other causes as well and you may require a ct scan or colonoscopy to help sort them out. ...Read more

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Mucus in stool stool is yellow movement in abdomen pain all over but mostly upper left abdomen and lower right. What could this be?

Mucus in stool stool is yellow movement in abdomen pain all over but mostly upper left abdomen and lower right. What could this be?

Many things: Denise, your symptoms could be several things from infection with virus or bacteria, food poisoning, inflammatory bowel disease, parasitic infection...the list is extensive. Best to see your healthcare provider for evaluation. Sorry I could not give you a more focused answer but the list is very long of what this could be. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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What cause stomach aches and mucous in stool in children ?

What cause stomach aches and mucous in stool in children 
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Depends...: A lot of things, ranging from a minor viral syndrome to a more serious gastrointestinal disorder (colitis). Mucousy stools could be colitis, or inflammation of the colon. Is blood present in the stools? Bacterial colitis may require antibiotics. Call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My son has stomach pain and green stools?

My son has stomach pain and green stools?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing his doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, his doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have mild abdominal pains and dark green stool with mucus in it it has been going on for about a week is there something majorly wrong with me?

gastroenteritis: Your symptoms could represent a vial gastroenteritis. Stay on a bland diet, nothing greasy or fried. Refrain from milk andmilk products as well as juice. You should feel better in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Yesterday had yellow to green stools with mucus. Today, Dark green really foul smelling stools with white mucous. No appetite or fever. Slight nausea?

Yesterday had yellow to green stools with mucus. Today, Dark green really foul smelling stools with white mucous. No appetite or fever. Slight nausea?

Likley colitis: you may have a simple infectious colitis. if you have more abdominal pain or nause or vomitting, then you may need antibiotics. otherwise plenty of fluids and symptomatic treatment is enough. if you notice blood in stools , then you will need a medical evaluation for crohns colitis/ IBD ...Read more

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I have mild pain on my right hand side under my rib and dark green stools with mucus, what is it? I do also have irritable bowel syndrome

I have mild pain on my right hand side under my rib and dark green stools with mucus, what is it? I do also have irritable bowel syndrome

More info?: Is it sharp or achy? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Any fevers? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Possible causes: gallbladder? Pneumonia? Ge issues? Muscle strain? Kidney? ...Read more

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Last week I vomited and had pain in the upper abdominal area. I am now on Pantoprazole and have been getting dark green stools. What is causing this?

Last week I vomited and had pain in the upper abdominal area. I am now on Pantoprazole and have been getting dark green stools.  What is causing this?

Stools: Vary in colour according to your diet and the transit time through your bowel. Green stools indicate a rapid transit. An abnormal stool is one with blood or colourless. All the best. ...Read more

Green Stools (Definition)

Green stools is a symptom in which there is more greenish color, usually from bile, in the stool. Babies can have yellowish, yellow-greenish, or greenish stools sometimes and still be normal. A person can also get greenish stools during some ...Read more


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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more