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Does ibs cause lots of mucus in stool stomach cramps that don't go away after a bm and undigested food in stool?

Does ibs cause lots of mucus in stool stomach cramps that don't go away after a bm and undigested food in stool?

It can: IBS may cause all these symptoms, but lactose and gluten intolerance should also be considered. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you and also give you dietary advice. ...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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Is it normal to have orange and green stool on the same strand of stool and mucus all around it with undigested food?

Is it normal to have orange and green stool on the same strand of stool and mucus all around it with undigested food?

Not normal.: That does not sound normal. If that's been persistent, it would behoove you to see a Gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Suffer from IBS past 3 months had strangest stools undigested food, strings, wormy looking mucous, I don't believe I can be this infestd 4 it 2 b worms?

Suffer from IBS past 3 months had strangest stools undigested food, strings, wormy looking mucous, I don't believe I can be this infestd 4 it 2 b worms?

Malabsorption: Food not being absorbed properly. Should see primary care doctor for them to get a good history, physical exam, likely order stool studies, and some blood work. May also require a upper and lower endoscopy to look at stomach and colon. Worms possibility go's up if u have been in developing countries. Simple things u can try is to avoid milk products to see if lactose free diet makes it better. ...Read more

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Have been eatting many fatty foods so now I am constipated and have been for quite sometime. Could this cause excess mucus stool?

Have been eatting many fatty foods so now I am constipated and have been for quite sometime. Could this cause excess mucus stool?

It usually doesn't: It would be a good idea to cut back on the fatty foods and add fiber to your diet, to improve the constipation, though. Fruits/veggies and whole grains. ...Read more

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Can't keep food in my body. After every meal, I end up running to the bathroom in pain, and its very loose. And there is a lot of mucus in my stool.

Can't keep food in my body. After every meal, I end up running to the bathroom in pain, and its very loose. And there is a lot of mucus in my stool.

Stool urgency: If this is an acute problem, it is most likely due to an infectious cause, most of which resolve spontaneously it a few days. If it is a long-term problem, though, you may have irritable bowel syndrome. If so, try increasing your fiber intake, along with extra fluids. If this doesn't work, or if it is an acute problem which does not go away in a few days, see your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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I noticed a flat brown disc shaped form, with a center, like sunny side egg. 1/2 in" - not food, and also red blood and mucus in my stool. What is it?

I noticed a flat brown disc shaped form, with a center, like sunny side egg. 1/2 in" - not food, and also red blood and mucus in my stool. What is it?

Hard to say: If you have saved it take it into your doctor's office for pathology. Have your doctor examine the area. It may have been a polyp. Arrange to see a GI specialist to look at your colon. All the best. ...Read more

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What is normal transit time from food to stool? Sometimes mine is as little as 10 hours. Fatty stool mucus urgency. Normal flex sig, and fc elastase

What is normal transit time from food to stool? Sometimes mine is as little as 10 hours. Fatty stool mucus urgency. Normal flex sig, and fc elastase

Check gallbladder: There are many causes for fatty stools which usually will come out loose. 10 hrs is actually not bad, some people have to go right after each meal. But, RUQ pain can indicate GB problem, which in turn can cause poor digestion of fat. So, avoid fatty foods, oily foods and ask a doctor to get a test for GB function. (It's a start). ...Read more

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Is noticeable mucus in your stool Okay after eating all kind of food and tons of candy on Christmas? No bowel pain or problems.

Is noticeable mucus in your stool Okay after eating all kind of food and tons of candy on Christmas? No bowel pain or problems.

No: Mucous is usually a sign of inflammation. Since you are otherwise symptom free it may represent an early stage of inflammation. Definitely see your doctor for tests before things get worse ...Read more

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I noticed mucus in my stool, what could be the cause of this? I have been on a junk food binge after a long period of healthy eating.

I noticed mucus in my stool, what could be the cause of this? I have been on a junk food binge after a long period of healthy eating.

Repeated occurrence?: If this occurs only for a couple of days, I won't lose sleep over it in the absence of other symptoms. If this lasts more than a couple of weeks or gets worse, then you need to see your doctor about it. It is hard to know what is the cause without knowing more details. ...Read more

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Have 2 have a sitz marker test. Side effects to the pill? What foods calm down bad gas? Pooping clear mucus and very little stool with lots of Gas

Have 2 have a sitz marker test. Side effects to the pill? What foods calm down bad gas? Pooping clear mucus and very little stool with lots of Gas

Multiple questions!: 1) Sitz marker pill is inert & generally causes no side effects; 2) Please see prior HealthTap answers regarding causes of and treatment for "gas"; 3) Please see prior HealthTap answers regarding the significance and differential for rectal mucus discharge. ...Read more

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Orange/light brown stool with food and mucus. Joint weakness, white tongue, etc. Could it be pre-chrohns? Has been 6 months. Small intestine inflamed

See md: Crohn's disease is a serious illness. Don't make a presumptive diagnosis on the internet. Don't know what you mean by "pre-crohn's". Don't know results of tests you have had done. ...Read more

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My stool is alwys mushy & comes out wth gas. NOT TARRY. 2-3 bowel move/day. No constiption. Often c MUCUS. Often c chunk of food in. Twice I saw very little Red blood stain mxd with mucus. Hb 14. NO TENDERness. Is it CA? Aunt pssd wth Colon CA@age of 74

My stool is alwys mushy & comes out wth gas. NOT TARRY. 2-3 bowel move/day. No constiption. Often c MUCUS. Often c chunk of food in. Twice I saw very little Red blood stain mxd with mucus. Hb 14. NO TENDERness. Is it CA? Aunt pssd wth Colon CA@age of 74

Unlikely: The most important consideration for you is whether your current bowel habits represent a change from your normal routine. This would potentially make your description of BMs more concerning. It is not altogether unusual to occasionally see undigested food & streaks of blood, & your Hb is reassuringly normal. If remain concerned about your family hx, reasonable to discuss with gastroenterologist ...Read more

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My 6 months old girl baby having semisolid mucous filled greeny stool...nearly 7 to 8 times a day. She is on home made food. She having cold also?

My 6 months old girl baby having semisolid mucous filled greeny stool...nearly 7 to 8 times a day. She is on home made food. She having cold also?

Mucous in stool: Not sure how long this is going on but mucous may indicate something going on and you should get baby checked for this ...Read more

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Have had bright red blood with white/yellow mucous and I digested food with water only coming out as stool. I'm 21. Hardly any stool has come out in a?

Red blood in stool: Blood passed rectally is abnormal. In your age bracket hemorrhoids, anal fissure or inflammatory disease of the rectum or colon are possible causes. The presence of mucus is nonspecific but can occur with irritable bowel syndrome as well as inflammatory bowel conditions including an acute infectious process. I think you be examined by a physician or gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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White thick mucus stuff in stool?

White thick mucus stuff in stool?

Mucous in stool: Not normal, Best to see doctor and have this check out. Could be several things but without exam and tests not much to help you at this point. ...Read more

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Can a cold cause mucus in the stool?

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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My stool is very stringy and full of mucus?

My stool is very stringy and full of mucus?

May be colitis: This could be do to colitis or irritable bowel syndrome. You should see your doctor who might recommend stool testing and a colonoscopy. ...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 when you have mucus in your stools?

Mucus in stool: In excess, it could indicate infection or inflammation in the bowels. Other rare causes might be irritable bowel, anal fistula, peri-anal abscess. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about passing mucus without stool?

Mucus discharge: 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 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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I'm curious what could happen if mucus in the stool is left untreated?

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. If there is a major change in bowel habitus that is ignored -a medical condition may go untreated. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can happen if mucus in the stool is left untreated?

Get stool tests: Mucous in the stool may be a sign of an infection. This may go away by itself or may need medication to kill the infection. Mucous may be a sign of chronic bowel disease and requires more testing. Finally, mucous may be normal. Bottom line? Get some basic tests through your pcp. ...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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