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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Mucus In Baby Stool

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Can the flu vaccine booster cause mucus in my baby's stool?

Can the flu vaccine booster cause mucus in my baby's stool?

Unlikely: There is no correlation between the injection of the flu vaccine and the content of the 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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Mucus in infant stool.....what can cause it besides allergy? Baby is on amino acid formula

Mucus in infant stool.....what can cause it besides allergy? Baby is on amino acid formula

Poor Digestion: For infants mucus in the stool suggest poor digestion. Depending on when you changed the formula the mucus in the still may still be there. Mucus without blood may not be a problem. Discuss this with your doctor if it persist. ...Read more

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I changed the formula on my 3month old from enfamil infant to enfamil a.R he passes stools 5 times a day now: yellow thicker w/ mucus is that normal?

I changed the formula on my 3month old from enfamil infant to enfamil a.R he passes stools 5 times a day now: yellow thicker w/ mucus is that normal?

Yes: The difference between the two formulas is that the ar contains a rice starch to "thicken" the formula a bit so that the baby doesn't spit up as much. This can increase fiber content in the stool, making the stools a bit thicker. 5 poops a day for a 3 month old is totally normal. Babies poop a lot! ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a green and seedy mucous stool in an infant?

Should I be worried about a green and seedy mucous stool in an infant?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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12 weeks infant with mucous blood tinged stool?

12 weeks infant with mucous blood tinged stool?

Blood in stool: If your baby has not been checked by your pediatrician, please do so asap. If formula-fed, the most common cause is cow's milk allergy (regular formulas are cow-milk-based).
Another cause could be bacterial infection. Some constipated babies can develop anal fissures. ...Read more

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What causes mucus ans puss in stool?

What causes mucus ans puss in stool?

Various things: Something as mild as irritable bowel syndrome and as serious as colitis can cause those symptoms. Consult your physician to see what should be done to investigate it. ...Read more

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What could cause orange mucus on stool?

What could cause orange mucus on 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. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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What causes mucus and blood in the stool?

What causes mucus and blood in the stool?

Hemorrhoids: Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant. See a colorectal surgeon sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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I have maroon colored thick mucus mixed in my stool. What would cause that?

Worth getting checkd: Passing blood and mucus in your stools could be a sign of either infection or inflammatory bowel disease. You should see a doctor, especially if you are having any fever or abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Pass blood in bright in stool then mucus a lot what can causes that then stop for few days then start again?

Pass blood in bright in stool then mucus a lot what can causes that then stop for few days then start again?

C MD soon: At your age causes can include anything from hemorrhoids to fragile blood vessels to inflammatory bowel disease to poor blood flow to diverticular disease to infection to cancer. You need to see your doc, get examined, see GI doc. ...Read more

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My daughter 5 yr just had stool cultured came back normal today I found mucus in her stool should I be concerned what could cause this?

My daughter 5 yr just had stool cultured came back normal today I found mucus in her stool should I be concerned what could cause this?

Is she congested?: Sometimes when mucous is swallowed, it can pass through and into the stool. There are different tests done by "culturing, " so speak to her doctor and make sure she was tested for parasites and different bacteria, as indicated by her symptoms. There are other gastrointestinal issue that can cause this, so if it continues, you should follow up with her doctor or a pediatric gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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

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What causes hard pellet like stools with mucus?

Are you constipated?: See that you have blood in stools and sigmoidoscopy. The doctor who is working you up should be able to take full history, physical exam and your studies to make a definitive diagnosis and to develop a treatment plan for you. Take care. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is some bloody mucus in my babys stool?

What does it mean if there is some bloody mucus in my babys stool?

Not good: Blood and mucus in stools is an indicator of inflammation. This could be an infection or sign of allergy. Please take your baby to the doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can caused bloody mucus at finish of each stool, with no other symptoms?

What can caused bloody mucus at finish of each stool, with no other symptoms?

Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes of blood in the stool, ranging from benign to malignant (cancer). Bloody stools can be caused by hemorrhoids, colitis, diverticulosis, colon cancer, and more. If a person has blood in his or her stool, it should be checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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In the past 2 weeks I have experienced 5 occasions of mucus, no stool, that appears bloody. What could be the cause?

In the past 2 weeks I have experienced 5 occasions of mucus, no stool, that appears bloody. What could be the cause?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...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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My 2 years old baby having black mucus stool?

My 2 years old baby having black mucus stool?

Not normal: Black stools are not normal. While rarely a dietary cause may be found, most often black stools signify blood in the stools, blood that is coming from a little bit higher up in the GI tract. I would see your doctor soon to first check out if it is blood, and if so, find out why the child has this. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder removal cause mucus in the stool?

Does gallbladder removal cause mucus in the stool?

No: Some patients develop some diarrhea after cholecystectomy, but should not have mucus in stool. ...Read more

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What causes foul smelling stools with mucus, strong smelling urine?

Proctitis colitis: Need to be treated for an infection with antibiotics if no resolution need to visit a gastroenterologist for endoscopy antibiotics should cover chlamydia if you have anal sex. ...Read more

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What could cause my six yr. Old to have blood and mucus in his stool?

What could cause my six yr. Old to have blood and mucus in his stool?

Infection: The most common cause would be an infection like salmonella. Diarrhea, even viral, can lead to mucous and blood. Food allergies would be a more remote cause. If it is a couple days and disappears, then no worries, if it continues, then see your pediatrician. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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