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Can a cold cause mucus in the stool?

Can a cold cause mucus in the stool?

A common cold: (upper respiratory infection) would not be anticipated to cause mucus in stool. ...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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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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Can too much coffee cause mucus in stool?

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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Can daily constipation cleared by laxative in toddlet cause mucus in stool?

Mucous in stool: It is normal to have some mucus in stools, but if it is very noticeable for an extended time, you need to discuss this with your toddler's pediatrician. One thing, if your toddler is constipated on a daily basis, the mucus could be due to that. Mucus in the stool can be due also to infection (due to antibiotic usage?), irritable bowel or an obstruction. See the pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more

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Can laxative for 2 days for constipation in toddler cause mucus in stool?

Can laxative for 2 days for constipation in toddler cause mucus in stool?

Unlikely: Laxatives typically do not cause mucus in stool. It could be from another cause. ...Read more

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Can weaning off Lexapro cause mucus in stool? No other symptoms except mild cramping before bm. No other recent changes except incr. Exercise.

Stool mucus: I doubt that this is a withdrawal reaction as you're gradually weaning off the medication. The combination of mild intestinal cramping with mucus mixed with stools suggests irritable bowel syndrome. Do you note similar symptoms when you eat certain foods? Avoid harsh roughage in your diet. If symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician or a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Mucus in stool Everyday. GI dr says its ibs. Blood test and stool culture normal. Colonoscopy not done. Can ibs cause mucus in stool Everyday?

Mucus in stool Everyday. GI dr says its ibs. Blood test and stool culture normal. Colonoscopy not done. Can ibs cause mucus in stool Everyday?

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

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Can anxiety cause IBS? Can IBS cause mucus in stool and indigestion at same time for more than two months?

Can anxiety cause IBS? Can IBS cause mucus in stool and indigestion at same time for more than two months?

Anxiety can play a: Part in ibs and other stomach problems. Certainly there are other causal factors, however learning stress management techniques can improve your condition. Consult with a psychologist to learn ways to reduce anxiety and stress in your life. ...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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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

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Does hemrroids cause blood and mucus in stool?

Does hemrroids cause blood and mucus in stool?

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

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Mucus in stool. I just had a clear colonoscopy & have normal bloodwork. What else causes this? What else should I be tested for?

Mucus in stool. I just had a clear colonoscopy & have normal bloodwork. What else causes this? What else should I be tested for?

Working with your MD: You are doing the right things. Keep the dialogue with your MD. He/She is working you up appropriately. ...Read more

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Will mucus in stool cause a false positive for blood in a FOBT stool test?

No: But depending on the test method there are other causes of false positive. Did you do a guiac test of FIT test. FIT test has fewer false positives, but it only detects colonic bleeds. ...Read more

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Is it possible for gallbladder removal to cause extra mucus in stool, including with solid stools too?

Is it possible for gallbladder removal to cause extra mucus in stool, including with solid stools too?

Cholecystectomy: Although it is certainly possible to develop a loose stools for a while after cholecystectomy, it is not usual to develop any mucus with the stool. Occasionally when someone receives antibiotics, however, they can develop an infection in the colon which can result in mucus in the stool. Otherwise, there is no reason to have excess mucus after gallbladder removal. Good luck. ...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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Is pinky red mucus in stool caused by pink cough syrup?

Is pinky red mucus in stool caused by pink cough syrup?

Red color may be: Related to dyes in cough syrup. Mucus is a lubricant in our GI tract – so a small amounts needn't be a concern. However if there are large amounts of mucus especially if associated with blood or abdominal pain– that warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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Constipated and also have inflamed internal hemorrhoid. When I go to the bathroom there is tan stringy mucus in stool. Causes?

Constipated and also have inflamed internal hemorrhoid. When I go to the bathroom there is tan stringy mucus in stool. Causes?

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

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Does divercolitis cause abdoman pain, difficulty releasing stool, mucus in stool, back pain and rectal pain that last for 30 min after bathroom?

Does divercolitis cause abdoman pain, difficulty releasing stool, mucus in stool, back pain and rectal pain that last for 30 min after bathroom?

Possibly: Altthough uncommon in the young it is on the list of possibilities however rectal pain is less likely. A complete history and exam will likely bring out hemorrhoids, fissures and the need for other testing. Good luck ...Read more

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Causes for blood and mucus in stool with lower back pain?

Causes for blood and mucus in stool with lower back pain?

Blood in stool: Blood is stool may be from malignancy, hemorrhoid, inflammatory bowel disease, dysentery from infection such as ameba, shigella, virus. Need to see a doctor for evaluation. ...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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What can cause extreme abdomal pain with normal lab results and test results. With the pain is vomiting and paleness. There is also mucus in stool?

What can cause extreme abdomal pain with normal lab results and test results. With the pain is vomiting and paleness. There is also mucus in stool?

Intestinal infection: You may have intestinal infection or gastroenteritis or some kind of colitis.We need more history as to how long you have these symptoms and what treatment if any, and what tests have been done. Did you have stool test done
if it is going on foe a while you need to consult a gastroenterologist for further testing and colonoscopy/endoscopy. ...Read more

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3.5 year old... mucus in stool 2 weeks. Started with a cold and tummy ache lose stool for a week. Back to normal now. No real pain. No dairy 1 wk?

Depends: My take is that you had a bout of gastroenteritis along with cold symptoms but are back to normal now. Thus please let us know what your concern is since what you had was nothing unusual unless you still have mucus in your stool after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Does ibs cause lots of mucus in stool stomach cramps that don't go away after a bm and undigested food in stool?

Does ibs cause lots of mucus in stool stomach cramps that don't go away after a bm and undigested food in stool?

It can: IBS may cause all these symptoms, but lactose and gluten intolerance should also be considered. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you and also give you dietary advice. ...Read more

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I am experiencing burping, mucus in stool and abnormal urine stream. My burps taste minty and my urine smells like penicillin. I am not taking penicillin, what could cause these abnormalities.?

I am experiencing burping, mucus in stool and abnormal urine stream. My burps taste minty and my urine smells like penicillin. I am not taking penicillin, what could cause these abnormalities.?

See a doctor: Most likely no single health problem is causing all these symptoms. Strong urine odor usually means dehydration, i.e. not taking in enough fluids. Other symptoms may be irritable bowel syndrome. Best to see a doctor and stop trying to figure it out on your own or through online resources. Good luck! ...Read more

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36 y/o female. Blood and mucus in stool. CT scan showed multiple mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymph nodes. Largest 2.1cm. Is this cause for concern?

36 y/o female. Blood and mucus in stool. CT scan showed multiple mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymph nodes. Largest 2.1cm. Is this cause for concern?

Yes.: But the degree of concern is uncertain until one knows why the lymph nodes are enlarged. Could be any one of a number of different things. I would be concerned enough to continue follow up with your doc until you have an answer. I suspect there was more info in the CT report that would be very helpful and you may have had some labs already or even a scope? ...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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Why am I having pink mucus in stool?

Why am I having pink mucus in stool?

? colitis: Pink mucus in the stool suggests mucus mixed with blood. This is often associate with different inflammatory causes i.e. ulcerative colitis, infectious colitis. You would most likely benefit from an endoscopic evaluation of your colon. ...Read more

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I'm seriously worried! Mucus in stool?

Stool: Mucus is a lubricant in our GI tract – so a small amounts needn't be a concern. However if there are large amounts of mucus especially if associated with blood or abdominal pain– that warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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