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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?

Here are some...: Your presented mental scenario strongly suggests falling victims to information over-flooding in today's living. How to harness modern compressing trendy living? Perusing articles described or listed in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter.html, http://formefirst.com/LifeFacts3.html, http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html, & http://formefirst.com/LifeFacts1.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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 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