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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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Gas, mucous that is blood tinged stool?

Gas, mucous that is blood tinged stool?

Colitis: Mucus colitis with blood tinged stool can occur with irritable bowel syndrome, proctitis,inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease or certain bowel infections . A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Foul smelling and mucus stool?

Foul smelling and mucus stool?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Constipation with mucousy stools?

Constipation with mucousy stools?

Make an appointment: Make sure you make an appointment to see your gastroenterologist or surgeon. If you haven't have one, a colonoscopy might be warranted. All the best! ...Read more

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Seeing mucus and blood when wiping after bowel movement?

Rectal bleeding: Any blood after or with bm is not normal. Get seen by a GI dr, . For an evaluation to ascertain where the bleeding is coming from, be it a hemorrhoid/fissure or something more serious. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Anus mucus dischargr diet related?

Anus mucus dischargr diet related?

Not usually: The colon and rectum make mucus normally but an intact anal sphincter mechanism holds the mucus in so you don't see it. Passing visible mucus suggests that the rectum is irritated or the anal canal/sphincter is not closing normally. ...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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Does mirlax turn bowel movement green?

Does mirlax turn bowel movement green?

That is possible: If transit time through the GI tract increases - that can cause green stool. ...Read more

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What causes mucus in bowel movements when you're sick?

What causes mucus in bowel movements when you're sick?

Cell turnover: Mucus is usually the result of cell turnover from the lining of the colon. It increases with inflammatory conditions, but can be seen normally as well. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps occasionally loose soft oily green stool with mucus some bright blood barely visible in mucus started 6 days ago bm 2-3 daily?

Stomach cramps occasionally loose soft oily green stool with mucus some bright blood barely visible in mucus started 6 days ago   bm 2-3 daily?

Stomach flu?: You may be having a viral gastroenteritis in your locale. 2-3 stools/day are not enough to get dehydrated; so, just treat your symptoms, drink plenty fluids, eat foods that are well-tolerated, use good hand-washing hygiene, and allow a few more days for it to clear. If not improved in another week, then get back to us or see a clinician locally. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Backed up colon, took citromag thursday, constant liquid bowel movements, now Monday, gassy, green stool, loose, somewhat constipated. Anything? 20 yo

Backed up colon, took citromag thursday, constant liquid bowel movements, now Monday, gassy, green stool, loose, somewhat constipated. Anything? 20 yo

Constipation: If you still feel constipated in the sense that you continue to have an urge and need for a satisfactory bowel movement, you may have some impacted hard stool with only liquid feces being expelled around it. If this is the case, try using a dulcolax rectal suppository and/or a fleets enema. Occasionally manual breaking up or extraction of hard,impacted stool is necessary in stubborn cases. ...Read more

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Coffee grounds runny bowel movement cause?

Coffee grounds runny bowel movement cause?

Blood?: This could represent blood. Blood in the GI tract tends to speed things along, hence the runny movement. And while we generally use the term "coffee grounds" to describe upper GI tract bleeding, it may still apply. Please see GI doctor for colonoscopy and EGD. ...Read more

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Spiting blood while straining bowel. (constipation )?

Spiting blood while straining bowel. (constipation )?

Likely: Try miralax (polyethylene glycol). It has no taste. Mix one capful in 4-8 oz of any non-carbonated beverage daily. It just draws water into your colon to really make your stool softer. The goal is an easy-to-pass, long smooth stool. No rocks or hard pebbles. Chronic constipation can lead to diverticulosis or obstipation. When you feel nauseated, many times it's because stuff isn't coming out. Don't chase, prevent! ...Read more

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Weight loss, loose green stools, stomach pain relieved with bowel movement?

Weight loss, loose green stools, stomach pain relieved with bowel movement?

This kind of weight: loss , in association with GI symptoms,requires a work up.Its time to go in to ur doc and get checked out. ...Read more

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Crampy abdomen with blood and mucous dischage?

Crampy abdomen with blood and mucous dischage?

Colitis: These symptoms are worrisome and should be reported to your physician as inflammation and/or infection of the colon are possibilities. Simple bleeding from hemorrhoids shouldn't have associated abdominal discomfort. ...Read more

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Help; blood from vagina when having bowel movement!?

Help; blood from vagina when having bowel movement!?

Very unusual!: If this is happening repeatedly, you should consider getting a check up to see why this is happening. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more