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Sudden Small Amts of mucus in stool every other day intermittent with loose stools for 2 wks. Fbc normal, stool parasite test negative. Colon cancer?

Sudden Small Amts of mucus in stool every other day intermittent with loose stools for 2 wks. Fbc normal, stool parasite test negative. Colon cancer?

Probably not: Cause of mucus in stool usually secondary to an inflammatory process such as colitis. This could also causes loose stools. Most Ca's are asymptomatic when small. As they get larger they obstruct , bleed and occasionally perforate. Colonoscopy can easily define problem. ...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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1/4" diameter of mucus in stool 3X/wk, loose stools 1x/wk. severe health anxiety. Worried about Colon cancer. No family history. Cancer or IBS?

1/4" diameter of mucus in stool 3X/wk, loose stools 1x/wk. severe health anxiety. Worried about Colon cancer. No family history. Cancer or IBS?

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Is 1/2 a penny size of mucus in stools 3x/wk and loose stools 1x/week a cause for concern? Could it be colon cancer? No family history.

Is 1/2 a penny size of mucus in stools 3x/wk and loose stools 1x/week a cause for concern? Could it be colon cancer? No family history.

Here are some...: Seeing various amount of mucus coated on stool is common and not clinically significant as long as having no blood, moving bowel regularly, and living a healthy active vibrant life. More? Ask Doc timely. If still in doubt, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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I saw bloody mucus in stool yesterday. Is there something wrong with my digestive system?

I saw bloody mucus in stool yesterday. Is there something wrong with my digestive system?

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 colonoscopy or sigmoidoscooy. ...Read more

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Seeing dr tomorrow for bloody mucus in stool and constipation. What is he likely to do to asses what's wrong with me? What should I expect/prepare?

Seeing dr tomorrow for bloody mucus in stool and constipation. What is he likely to do to asses what's wrong with me? What should I expect/prepare?

Complete eval: Expect a full medical history and gastrointestinal physical examination. Depending on findings, may recommend labs or colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Been passing bloody mucus in stool. Now feeling very anxious. What can I do to calm myself down? I'd like to avoid a panic attack if possible.

Been passing bloody mucus in stool. Now feeling very anxious. What can I do to calm myself down? I'd like to avoid a panic attack if possible.

Taking action will: Reduce your anxiety. This is not normal and does need to be checked out medically. As you take an active role in your healthcare it should help to reduce your sense of helplessness and panic. Just to be aware - bloody diarrhea would be a medical emergency. Slow down, breath - take care. ...Read more

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What causes bloody mucus in stool? When I feel the need to poop only bloody mucus comes out. And when I do poo it's narrow. Also feel gassy and nausea

Proctitis? Colitis?: You have some sort of serious inflammation of the rectum (proctitis) or colon i.e. lower intestine (colitis). Most likely inflammatory bowel disease, including conditons called ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. Or certain infections, including STDs If you've had anal sex. You need to see a doctor about this ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing bloody stool and mucus in stool, for around 5 months and in the last couple days, i have become light headed. ?

May be low CBC: If symptoms new then one must look into pathology in bowel, with mucus representing draining off a developing lesion. One should have CAT scan of abdomen followed by colonoscopy. If a lesion noted procedure will be based on path report of bx of the existing lesion. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, black tar-colored stools, mucus in stool and bloody stool. The following also describes me: Unintentional weight loss. ...

I am experiencing  fatigue, black tar-colored stools, mucus in stool and bloody stool. The following also describes me: Unintentional weight loss. ...

Need medical checkup: You have some serious symptoms like blood in your stools which require urgent check up by your doctor. if you do not have a PCP, go to the Emergency Room(ER) for a check up and have blood tests to find out more about the cause of your bleeding and check your blood counts(Hb). ...Read more

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Is it normal for a child to have mucus in stool after using an enema?

Is it normal for a child to have mucus in stool after using an enema?

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 for your child unless specifically ordered by your pediatrician. The type of enema used may have caused the mucous--or perhaps this mucous was due to the irritant effect of whatever made the use of an enema necessary. If bloody, call your doctor now. ...Read more

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Mucus in stool after taking immodium. Should i call doctor ?

Mucus in stool: Is usually nothing to be worried about unless, it is happening on a regular basis,there is blood or change in bowel habits. Usually seen in intestinal infections that cause severe diarrhea.it may be bloody and accompanied by abdominal pain seen in Crohn's.disease, Ulcerative colitis or even cancer. If concerned, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have mucus in stool after i wipe stool is always hard?

Needs to be checked: We need more information to advice you.A little mucus in stool some times only on wiping without any other symptoms related to GI tract like abdominal pain, blood in stools, hard stools alternating with loose stools, may be normal and harmless and do no require any treatment normally.But since you are concerned about it, i will recommend you have it checked by your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What can be causing mucus in stool?

NG: Unusually enough....I've seen quite a bit of this in my HIV practice in the males predominantly. It turns out in my practice the overwhelming cause is rectal gonorrhea. It is not as obvious to culture out as one would think. Blood sometimes follows. Pain may or my not be present. ...Read more

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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


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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more