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Bright Green Mucus In Stool
Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. Green tint to your mucus is the color of bile. If this presentation is new or worsening for you, get medically checked. ...Read more
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
Perhaps nothing: Having mucus and your stool is not necessarily abnormal. This is often seen in people with constipation or irritable bowel syndrome. In order to determine the relevance of this symptom we would need to know if you're having any other symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, blood in your stool, etc. ...Read more
I went to mexico last week and I've been constipated, whenever I am able to "go" my stools look rotten covered in lots of white n green mucus?
I have been having on and off green stool, accompanied with back pain that improves when lying down, but worsens when sitting. Also mucus in stool.
Green stool mucus: May be inflammatory bowel worse when sitting because of increase in abdominal pressure or food intolerances (gluten, soy -try a week off gluten products), or irritable bowel or gallbladder-, bile is green Diet (green) cause green stool as well. Back pain may be from the bowel itself or an associated arthritis seen in some inflammatory bowel diseases.. follow up with GI doc this week ...Read more
My 2 yo had a small amount of bright red mucus in stool. It's only a dot or two strictly in the mucus. He has a cold, I've been taking rectals. Worry?
Not too concerning: There are several causes of bright red color in the stool. He may have a small irritation of the anus due to hard stools, more frequent stools, or the rectal temperature assessments. Apply a small amount of vaseline or a;d ointment to help the area heal. Bright red food colors can also show up in the stool (gatorade, koolaid), so you may want to avoid those for now. If it worsens, see you doctor. ...Read more
I've had stool with green mucus for about two days. Should I be worried? I am 17 years old, and I don't believe I have done any bad to have caused this. My parents say it's cause I ate something green but the only green I recall eating recently was a coup
Green mucous: Only rarely does stool color indicate a serious intestinal condition. Stool color usually is influenced by what you eat and the amount of a substance called bile which is produced by the liver. Green color may be caused by diarrhea, green leafy vegetables, green food coloring in flavored foods and drinks. If you have bloating, diarrhea, change in color of the stool or pain see your doctor. ...Read more
Pink on tp after wiping, no bright red, some white mucus in stool, mucus few days earlier with nothing on tp. No straining. No hard stool. Not constipated?
Wiping: You may have an anal fissure which may give you a pink stain on the toilet paper. See your doctor for an evluation. ...Read more
51 male light green and white mucus in stool. /. Stool also ribbon like and flat on 3 sides also serve right side pain could I have IBS or ibd?
See a doctor: Can't give sound medical advice for something like this without a real history. You should see a doctor. ...Read more
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
Elevated liver enzymes, (no alcohol, no tylenol) bright to dull red blood and mucus in stool. Should I worry?
Need more evaluation: Yes, the combination of abnormal liver enzymes (not attributable to alcohol) and GI bleeding raises considerable concern. There are many possibilities here, but comprehensive lab work and endoscopic testing will clarify your diagnosis & needed treatment. In the meantime, please avoid nsaid's or Aspirin (unless medically prescribed), & let your doctor know you want to move your testing along. ...Read more
Should be evaluated: There can be multiple reasons for mucous in the stool and further reasons why it is orange in color. Causes of mucous in the stool can range from benign to serious. More information would be needed, and you should have this evaluated. It may be irritation in the colon, a polyp, colon inflamation-colitis. Most of the time occasional mucous in the stool may be benign- but must be evaluated. ...Read more
Suppositories: Yes it is quite possible that the oil and mucus in your stooll, is due to suppositories. ...Read more
Not sure related?: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum, among others. ...Read more
Mucus in stool: Small amounts of mucus are normally found in stool. If you have increasingly large amounts of mucus in stool, especially if accompanied by altered bowel habits, blood, pain, fever, nausea, vomting or weight loss, you should go seek medical attention. Possible causes for increased mucus in stool include irritable bowel syndrome, infectious colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or cancer. ...Read more
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
Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, &even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum, among others. ...Read more
Blood yes: Hemorrhoids can bleed - as many internal hemorrhoids to. Internal hemorrhoids are inside and only sometimes come outside. These usually don't hurt but can bleed. Most people with painful hemorrhoids are external hemorrhoids. If you are having mucus, however, there could be something more going on and a rectal exam and possible colonoscopy are critical to further evaluate for other diseases. ...Read more
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
Yellow or green drainage from the nose is a symptom in which the mucous coming out of the nose is thicker than clear mucous, and also is yellowish or greenish in color. This may mean that the runny nose is starting to dry up. However, if there is a lot of yellow or green drainage, there may be a nasal ...Read more
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