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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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Blood mucus frequent loose stools. Had sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy with adequate view. Should I still be worried and what else can cause this?

Blood mucus frequent loose stools. Had sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy with adequate view. Should I still be worried and what else can cause this?

Colonoscopy: The best person to determine what is going on is the colonoscopist. Have they not discussed the results of this with you. Usually they will biopsy randomly if there are no definitive points of abnormal mucosa visible. Call and talk to your GI doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are very foul smelling loose stools in infants without fever, mucus or blood a sign of Amoebic dysentery ?

Are very foul smelling loose stools in infants without fever, mucus or blood a sign of Amoebic dysentery ?

Amoeba Shmomoeba...: Think about it this way: Whatever is causing the diarrhea, an infant is very sensitive to fluid loss, and other losses too.So if it has been excessive and persistent and the baby won't take enough fluids by mouth to compensate for the losses(dry mouth, decreased tears and urine volume, acting cranky and tired), it's time to see a doctor. Let him figure out the cause, whether amoeba or just a virus ...Read more

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Burning after bowle movement. Little blood in stools. Mucus blood on tissue paper. Stools constintly charging from diarea to loose stools very gassy?

Burning after bowle movement. Little blood in stools. Mucus blood on tissue paper. Stools constintly charging from diarea to loose stools very gassy?

Should get evaulated: Being a 26 y/o female, it is likely that you have irritable bowel syndrome and with the frequent loose stools can cause significant anal/perianal irritation, at times bleeding from it. If you have been having symptoms for yrs, ibs is likley. If this is new, something else maybe causing your symptoms such as ulcerative colitis etc..I recommend consulting your doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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HI I'm passing bright red blood and mucus with no stool. I also have cramping and diarrehea for 3 months now.

HI I'm passing bright red blood and mucus with no stool. I also have cramping and diarrehea for 3 months now.

Bloody diarrhea: Usually occur due to iBD (Chrons or Ulcerative Coltis). red blood in stool can also occur in constipation with Hemorrhoids or rectal ulcers or Rectal CA or colon CA particular right sided. Evaluation is needed for such symptoms by a PCP, stool analysis and likely GI for possible scope ...Read more

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For the last 3months everytine i eat I have to poop within10mins always diarrhoea severe pain as well some of the stools have blood mucus oily?

See a GI Doc: Not completely sure about what it going on, but it sounds like you need to see a GI doc. It could be anything from a severe food allergy in your gut to inflammatory bowel disease (which is more what it sounds like). Either way, you should see them sooner than later to get a diagnosis on what could be a serious health issue. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby has the gastro virus no vomiting. But temperature diarrhoea it's the first day he's taking fluidswell now mucus blood in his poo?

My 9 month old baby has the gastro virus no vomiting.  But temperature diarrhoea it's the first day he's taking fluidswell now mucus blood in his poo?

Doctor exam needed: Any time there is blood in a child's poo, especially one so young, you needs to see a doctor for an examination to ensure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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Constipation followed by diarrhoea with dark coloured blood and mucous.. Is this a sign of crohns? Fatigue & in lots of pain around naval

Dark bloody stool: You should go to the ER today( preferably now) . You can lose a lot of blood in stool. Can be inflammatory bowel like Crohns( pain may be lower) or bowel obstruction, or superior mesenteric artery oocculsion( usually older individuals) gastritis/ ulcer, meckels diverticulum,, diverticulitis( usually left sided pain) . Go to ER today ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more