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Causes Of Blood And Mucus In Stool
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
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
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
See your local MD: It needs to be investigated as it may be blood or it might be digested food material. However if you're having severe pain associated with that symptom, certainly a gastrointestinal evaluation is indicated to rule out entities such as colitis or even infections of the lower intestinal tract. ...Read more
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
Possible: This is not a home diagnosis. There are too many possibly serious illness which may present like this and you should be seen by a physician quickly. ...Read more
Hi I have mild uc-only symptoms some blood and mucus in stool. I feel fine but was prescribed mesavant xl-can it ruin my kidneys or should I take it?
Don't ignore it!: If you are having blood and mucus in your stool, your colon is quite unhappy. Mesavant most likely won't hurt your kidneys and will help turn off the inflammation in your gut. Talk to your doc about it more but also consider your stress, your diet and possible infection as other things that could cause these symptoms. ...Read more
Suffering from a lot of pain daily throughout abdomen, noticed blood and mucus in stool, anything I could try to help? Is this normal for IBS?
I would go: Not my specialty, but I think painful, bloody BM's should be evaluated ASAP. Best to you. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have blood and mucus in stool, bloating, mouth sores and an itchy rash on my elbows. Are these related? What could it mean?
They may be related: This sounds as if you should be seen by a GI doctor and evaluated in detail as you may be having the onset of an inflammatory bowel condition, and these can also present with skin and mucous membrane findings. See someone asap. Bring a full list of all your symptoms and the time frames in which they occur, along with all medical records. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing a thick, sticky, stringy mucus in stool, this has been for minimum of two months. I occasionally see dark red blood along with this.
Noticed red & mucus in stool today.Worried its blood but remembered I ate beetroot lastnight.Shout i see doc after x1 'blood' or wait to see if repeat?
Huge chunks of mucus in stool for past day. Last month ER diag. me w/ campy. No blood found in FOBT last month. Okay for few weeks until now. Cancer?
Not cancer may IBS: This is more likely irritable bowel syndrome. Your physician can have you see a gastroenterologist to clarify ...Read more
Would mucus in stool that comes and goes for a bit every few months be a symptom of colon cancer? No other symptoms. No blood that can see.
Unlikely: Mucus is not suggestive of cancer. Unless you have family history of early onset colon cancer, you may wait till you are 50-years old to get a screening colonoscopy. If you are concerned you may do FIT testing to test for occult blood in stool. If that is positive, you should see a doctor. Wish you good health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Blood diareah mucus in stool. Had sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy with adequate view. All normal other than internal piles. Should I still worry?
2.5 yo drooling /mucus in stool.Sign of fb ingestion or internal bleed? Found minuscule piece glass in stool friday. No blood. Acting/eating fine.
Pediatrics: If the child ingested glass may have also ingested other fb. Please take child to peditarician for full exam. ...Read more
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