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Is bright green mucus in stool sign of infection? What needs to be done?

Is bright green mucus in stool sign of infection?  What needs to be done?

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

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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I had green mucus in my stool this morning what does this mean? Can anyone help please?

I had green mucus in my stool this morning  what does this mean? Can anyone help please?

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

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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 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?

Constipation: It could be a result of a change in the bacteria usually found in the local water supply or you could have picked up an intestinal parasite. Try taking a probiotic for several days. If this does not improve things, you may to see an md for stool testing. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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My 5 year old just had very green mucus on/in her stool. Complains often of stomach aches. What should I be worried about?

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

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Elevated liver enzymes, (no alcohol, no tylenol) bright to dull red blood and mucus in stool.. Should i worry?

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

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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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Can cheese cause mucus in stool?

Can cheese cause mucus in stool?

Doubtful: Mucus discharge in stools usually signifies some inflammatory process in your colon. See a GI doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes orange mucus in stool ?

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

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Can too much coffee cause mucus in stool?

Yes : Yes but usually's other things see a primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Could oil and mucus in stool be from using suppossitories?

Suppositories: Yes it is quite possible that the oil and mucus in your stooll, is due to suppositories. ...Read more

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Is it possible around time of ovulation to have mucus in stool?

Is it possible around time of ovulation to have mucus in stool?

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

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What are the common causes of mucus in stool? (clear, sometimes yetllow mucus?

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

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20yrs old. Most likely cause for mucus in stool on an off and pasty textured stool on and off? Dehydration a factor?

Inflammation : Mucus in your stool may suggest inflammation, which could be acute (colitis) or chronic (Crohn disease or ulcerative colitis). If it's on and off in a chronic sense then you need an evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Green Mucus (Definition)

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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