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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


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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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Has stringy mucus in stool coloured a light brown and an awful rotten smell. Isn't off form but has been moving his bowls more. What could be wrong?

If he: Is one year old, it may be little more than a food that didn't agree with him, or a virus. If he's younger, closer to 2-3 months, it could be milk protein allergy. ...Read more

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Mucus in stool after taking immodium. Should i call doctor ?

Mucus in stool: Is usually nothing to be worried about unless, it is happening on a regular basis,there is blood or change in bowel habits. Usually seen in intestinal infections that cause severe diarrhea.it may be bloody and accompanied by abdominal pain seen in Crohn's.disease, Ulcerative colitis or even cancer. If concerned, talk to your doctor. ...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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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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I have a lot of mucus in stool, without poop. I most days have movements lasting 45 minutes or more. This has been an issue for years.

Irritable bowel?: This sounds like irritable bowel syndrome. There is a slight possibility you have something more serious, like inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's disease), but not likely without pain and other symptoms. Best to see a doctor for advice about possible diagnostic tests. Good luck! ...Read more

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Mucus In Stool (Definition)

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