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What can cause white glob in stool? It's not the clear mucus I get at the end the stool. Also have upper right ab pain, which doc thinks is an ulcer

What can cause white glob in stool? It's not the clear mucus I get at the end the stool. Also have upper right ab pain, which doc thinks is an ulcer

Poss ulcer, but.....: Abdominal complaints and mucus in stool also could suggest the presence of inflammatory bowel disease. It is more common in younger females with fair complexion, but occurs in also in any race, sex, and age. If symptoms do not resolve with ulcer managment, need to see a gastroentrologist for a scope examination. ...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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Uc. Starting to bleed wid mucus bt its b4 I pas stools on its own or on the edge of my 1st few then I pass nrmal stools. Does it mean rectal ulcers?

Uc. Starting to bleed wid mucus bt its b4 I pas stools on its own or on the edge of my 1st few then I pass nrmal stools. Does it mean rectal ulcers?

Mucusy discharge is: Not uncommon with uc. Its the diseased inner lining of rectum and colon which sloughs off and gets excreted. I see you are on Prednisone along with asacol (mesalamine).If you start having increase bloody discharge, fevers, abdominal pain and diarrhes in excess of 8-10 bm then that's a concern. Your symptomsdont sound like a flare up esp. If you r passing normal stools. Its not usually ulcers but worsening inflamma. ...Read more

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Hello! I took amoxicillin (500mgX2) for 10 days for an ulcer and there are a lot of mucus in my stool. And this mucus thing is worrying me. Please help?

Mucus in stool: Amoxicillin by itself is not used to treat stomach ulcers. All antibiotics can lead to diarrhea which may be manifest by mucus. Go back to your prescribing physician if this persists. May need testing for C difficile colitis. ...Read more

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I through up yellow bile with spikes of blood in it. Also stools are very dark and mucus looking. Could this be because of a ulcer?

I through up yellow bile with spikes of blood in it. Also stools are very dark and mucus looking. Could this be because of a ulcer?

Possible: If you vomit enough, you can get a tear and have bleeding from it. It depends on how much blood you have. See your doctor, you may need a procedure to rule out ulcers and medicaiton to heal them. ...Read more

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Refractory ulcer, passing blood and mucous two times with no stool, now not able to go to bathroom with 2 days taken laxatives?

Refractory ulcer, passing blood and mucous two times with no stool, now not able to go to bathroom with 2 days taken laxatives?

See a GI doctor: And do this asap. You need full evaluation and management before becoming increasingly ill. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Inflammation and polyp/ulcer in upper rectum can cause tip of stool hard??

Inflammation and polyp/ulcer in upper rectum can cause tip of stool hard??

It would cause: Pain and bleeding. As a result of pain you may develop also constipation as a result of not moving the stool from bowel loosing it's watery content. ...Read more

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Can an ulcer cause bright red blood in stool?

Can an ulcer cause bright red blood in stool?

Yes, not common: Ulcers of stomach or duodenum causing bright red rectal bleeding are major bleeds. Patients are shocky. Most brb per rectum is from anal, rectal, left colon sources. ...Read more

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Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool? What about diet?

Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool? What about diet?

Diet is possible: I had a young patient whose stool was light yellow, he did not feel ill, and his mood was quite mellow, and after much testing and wringing of hands, we found he ate way too much crackers of graham! True story. ...Read more

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I take naproxen&also have anemia w/ dark stool apparently naproxen can cause ulcer could that B What I have or cancer?

I take naproxen&also have anemia w/ dark stool apparently naproxen can cause ulcer could that B What I have or cancer?

Cancer is unlikely: While not impossible, cancer in a 40 yo female is MUCH less likely than a GI bleed in when you are taking a non-selective COX-2 inhibitor like naproxen. Unless, you are having severe symptoms of dizziness, headache, and the like you should be fine with just discontinuation of the naprosyn (and other NSAIDs like ibuprofen) and giving it time for your symptoms to subside. O/W see your PCM sooner. ...Read more

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What can cause ulcers in middle section of small intestine? Accompanied by blood & mucous in poo. With stomach cramps

What can cause ulcers in middle section of small intestine? Accompanied by blood & mucous in poo. With stomach cramps

Small intestines: Lesions in the small intestine are difficult to diagnose and often the patient has to swallow a camera like capsule to demonstrate it. Causes of ulcerations there can be difficult to identify. Medications like aspirin, Advil and Aleve are causes. Sometimes the bleeding lesion is caused by a vascular malformation which simply bleeds like a nose bleed. Your gastroenterologist is best qualified ...Read more

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Male, 35, blood in stool and black stool. Continuing and extreme stomach pain. What is the cause? May have stomach ulcer, no diagnosis

Male, 35, blood in stool and black stool. Continuing and extreme stomach pain. What is the cause? May have stomach ulcer, no diagnosis

Ulcers: Bright red blood in the stool is from hemorrhoids. Black stool is digested blood from stomach ulcers. These can be treated with Prilosec and suppositories. Get tested for h.Pylori. You're not too far gone to recover, but this is going to take some work. Hopefully, your fp can discover the cause of your bleeding (alcohol?), diagnose and treat properly, so that you can get to feeling better soon! ...Read more

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Can metformin cause ulcers? I had diarrhea but there was black/dark liquid (blood? Can't tell) among normal-looking feces. I take victoza (liraglutide) as well.

Can metformin cause ulcers? I had diarrhea but there was black/dark liquid (blood? Can't tell) among normal-looking feces. I take victoza (liraglutide) as well.

Not likely: Although the most common side effect of metformin is diarrhea, it is usually not bloody or dark. Victoza (liraglutide) can cause nausea, occasional vomiting, but not ulcers or bleeding. You should see your doctor if this continues. ...Read more

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Does spitting blood mucus means ulcer?

Does spitting blood mucus means ulcer?

Possibly: Spitting up blood, vomiting or coughing up blood are all serious issues. You should get this checked out. There are many potential causes and ulcers are one of them. ...Read more

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Inside my nose feels like I have ulcers or scabs & when I look inside I seem to have sores/ulcers. They're flat, whitish, & mucus is white/yellow. Dx?

Not possible to say: Without looking at them. Most likely local irritation and dryness, but you need to make sure it is not more serious condition. Show them to your doctor or ENT specialist just to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and I checked it and saw an ulcer, tried pressing it and removed a white smelly stuff like teeth mucus, what can I use?

I have a sore throat and I checked it and saw an ulcer, tried pressing it and removed a white smelly stuff like teeth mucus, what can I use?

Professional help: Please visit a dentist or doctor today! Ulcers in soft tissue on throat lining is not normal. Smelly anything expressed from otherwise closed body system often indicates infection. Some may be just a beginning sign of such infection or tumor, and getting professional exam and care makes a difference between needing only simple care vs extensive, invasive treatment. Get professional help today! ...Read more

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I have very painful sore throat. No mucus or any fever. I can see little red ulcers in a picture I took. What could it be? What should I take?

Possible viral.: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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What is the gentlest stool softener for someone with an ulcer?

What is the gentlest stool softener for someone with an ulcer?

Stool Softener: Prescription oral medications like colase, dialose, docusate, dos, doxinate, fleet sof-lax, hemaspan, modane soft and surfak, as well as numerous others, may be prescribed by your doctor as safe and effective stool softeners. They do come with a few side effects, however, including stomach pains, cramping and nausea. Take these prescription stool softeners as prescribed; usually at bedtime. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with gastritis about 4 months ago and now my stool is black and tarry again. I'm not feeling like I have an ulcer but could i?

I've been diagnosed with gastritis about 4 months ago and now my stool is black and tarry again. I'm not feeling like I have an ulcer but could i?

GI bleeding: Yes, stool that is black and tarry represents bleeding in the upper intestines/stomach area. It could be gastritis, esophagitis, ulcers, tumor. You need to get evaluated now! GI bleeding is unpredictable and can be very serious so don't delay! ...Read more

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Why do my stool change to black and I didn't eat vegetables for the past one week now although I have ulcer and pile.

Why do my stool change to black and I didn't eat vegetables for the past one week now although I have ulcer and pile.

Define melena: Melena, by definition, is passage of dark stools stained with denatured blood. As we established in prior healthtap answers, all dark stool is not melena. Your doctor, or even an over-the-counter test that you can purchase, can check to see if your dark stool contains blood. Needed is for you to provide a sample of the dark stool. False positive results can occur based on diet & stool additives. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can ulcers give you loose stool?

Hello docs. I was wondering can ulcers give you loose stool?

Yes but!!: Ulcers can give you loose stools--but more commonly it is the medications taken to treat them (antacids and proton pump inhibitors) that cause loose stools. ...Read more

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A very tiny part of my stool was black. I have an esophageal ulcer. Should I go to er?

Esophageal ulcer: No
dont go to the er because if you are not dying they will not do much for you
if you have been treated for the ulcer then it is not there anymore
if you are being treated continue the treatment
stool turns completely black with bleeding, not small parts of it. ...Read more

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Before 3years I have problem of ulcers and now current I show last 2weak black stool so what I can do?

See a doctor: Your ulcers are likely slowly bleeding. With three years of upper GI ulcers your doctor should seriously consider a surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Discovered duodenal ulcers and have been taking acid suppression for 2 weeks. Feeling better but part of stool was black today. Only part. Ok?

Discovered duodenal ulcers and have been taking acid suppression for 2 weeks. Feeling better but part of stool was black today. Only part. Ok?

Melena: Melena: is a black tarry stool and it indicates that there is bleeding coming from the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. The stool is usually uniformly black ...Read more

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Yesterday I drank freshly squeezed beets juice today my stool was very dark (shaped) I have an ulcer, but no pain or other symptoms. Beets or blood?

Yesterday I drank freshly squeezed beets juice today my stool was very dark (shaped) I have an ulcer, but no pain or other symptoms. Beets or blood?

It could be: From the beets, as this is known to cause dark stools. This should go away as you pass out more stools. See your dr if any symptoms develop or this persist. Stay away from beet juice in the meantime so it clears up. ...Read more

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Blood in stool and hematuria. Can this be ulcer?

Blood in stool and hematuria. Can this be ulcer?

Here are some. ..: Blood in stool - hematochezia and in urine - hematuria may coexist but not common, and are usually not related. Ulcer in GI-tract of course can cause hematochezia, not hematuria. For more detail, ask your Doc timely. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Having blood in my stool, and I know I have peptic and gastric ulcers. Home remedies for this?

Having blood in my stool, and I know I have peptic and gastric ulcers. Home remedies for this?

Visible blood?: Visible blood is from a different source (hemorrhoids or bowel). If from peptic ulcer, you are severely ill, shocky, and need er now (but unlikely). Occult blood may be from ulcers. In any event, need to see md. ...Read more

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Do I have a bleeding ulcer if I see bright red blood in my stool?

Do I have a bleeding ulcer if I see bright red blood in my stool?

Not likely: Bleeding ulcer (duodenal or stomach) usually causes black stool, or melena. If you see bright red blood in your stool, it is bleeding usually from a source closer to your anal opening. Most common cause is hemorrhoids, but it could be serious as a cancer, so you need to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more