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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Foul smelling and mucus stool?

Foul smelling and mucus stool?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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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


Dr. Firas Barakat
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What causes foul smelling stools with mucus, strong smelling urine?

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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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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What can be causing mucus in stool?

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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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Why do I have mucus in stool after i wipe stool is always hard?

Why do I have mucus in stool after i wipe stool is always hard?

Needs to be checked: We need more information to advice you.A little mucus in stool some times only on wiping without any other symptoms related to GI tract like abdominal pain, blood in stools, hard stools alternating with loose stools, may be normal and harmless and do no require any treatment normally.But since you are concerned about it, i will recommend you have it checked by your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I'm seriously worried! mucus in stool?

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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Dr. Mark Gromisch
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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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Dr. Michio Abe
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What are the common causes of mucus in stool? (clear, sometimes yetllow mucus?

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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Dr. Martin Raff
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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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Dr. Sanjay Bhat
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Dr. Benjamin Hayek
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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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Mucus In Stool (Definition)

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