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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.

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.

See md: several possibilities including infection, parasites, inflammation, polyps, etc.Tumors/cancers less likely at your age, but not impossble.Dark red blood is a more concerning symptom/sign. Get examined ...Read more

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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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White stringy mucus in stool have gallstones also have fibromyalgia?

White stringy mucus in stool have gallstones also have fibromyalgia?

No association...: There is no association between white stringy mucous in the stools and gallstones or fibromyalgia. The lining of the rectum and colon contains goblet cells that secret mucous providing lubrication to the digestive tract. The presence of mucous in the stool is not pathologic, rather associated with some conditions like ibs (irritable bowel syndrome). ...Read more

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Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.

Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.

Testing: Time for your doctor to see you. You need blood and stool testing to determine if this is infection or chronic inflammatory disease. You may also need a colonoscopy ...Read more

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7 weeks pregnant & with normal bowel movements (1/day), sometimes with cramping. Noticed white stringy mucus in stool for past 7 days.Normal or worms?

7 weeks pregnant & with normal bowel movements (1/day), sometimes with cramping. Noticed white stringy mucus in stool for past 7 days.Normal or worms?

Hmmm: Unlikely worms unless you live in a tropical area where worm infection is high. Most likely this is temporary. A stool study may be helpful if persists. ...Read more

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Mucus in stool long time, just realized this is bad. Had chronic constipation, changed diet fixed for 3 weeks. Still mucus; Noblood in stool: 4 FOBT?

Mucus in stool long time, just realized this is bad.  Had chronic constipation, changed diet fixed for 3 weeks.  Still mucus; Noblood in stool: 4 FOBT?

A small amount ok: I realize it is difficult to estimate "What is a small amount?" Helpful that you improved your constipation with diet, and that there is no blood. Also reassuring that it has been present for a "long time" with no other concerning symptoms. I would say that if it is more than a tablespoon per bowel movement, you should be evaluated. Infection, colitis, and cancer would need to be excluded. ...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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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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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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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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