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Started as post nasal drip from milk food allergies (clam chowder) and turned into feeling sick with coughing, sneezing and mucus. am I sick?

Started as post nasal drip from milk food allergies  (clam chowder)  and turned into feeling sick with coughing, sneezing and mucus.  am I sick?

Yes by definition: However your problem could be from an allergic reaction and you likely have asthma as well (milk , clam. or other ingredients in the chowder). Consult an allergist to find out what you may be allergic to and whether you have asthma. ...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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Could food allergies cause bloody, mucousy, floating stools?

Could food allergies cause bloody, mucousy, floating stools?

Yes: A type of food allergy that is mediated by immune cells can cause colitis especially in children and presents with bloody stool, abdominal pain. A more severe life threatening variation of this type of food allergy is called fpies or food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome. It is more aggressive and also found in children. Of note, those conditions are diagnosed after excluding infections. ...Read more

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Problem soft brown sticky stool foul smelling gas. constipated for three days difficult to pass, dont know all food allergies What to do?

Problem soft brown sticky stool foul smelling gas.  constipated for three days  difficult to pass, dont know all food allergies  What to do?

Diet/fiber/water: Add soluble fiber, fresh fruits, vegetables,8-10 glasses of water/day and avoid gas forming foods: onions, cabbage, cauliflower, radishes, lentils etc.- that should help alot ...Read more

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My 3.5 yr old has always had loose stools. Can be sticky, gritty, occasionally runny. Range of colors. Never complains about gut. Food allergies?

My 3.5 yr old has always had loose stools. Can be sticky, gritty, occasionally runny. Range of colors. Never complains about gut. Food allergies?

GI issues: This is best evaluated by their pediatrician who can take a full history, examine them and test the stools for a variety of possible causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does ibs cause lots of mucus in stool stomach cramps that dont go away after a bm and undigested food in stool?

Does ibs cause lots of mucus in stool stomach cramps that dont 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

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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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Is bright green mucus in stool sign of infection? What needs to be done?

Is bright green mucus in stool sign of infection?  What needs to be done?

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. Green tint to your mucus is the color of bile. If this presentation is new or worsening for you, get medically checked. ...Read more

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Will mucus in stool cause a false positive for blood in a FOBT stool test?

Will mucus in stool cause a false positive for blood in a FOBT stool test?

No: But depending on the test method there are other causes of false positive. Did you do a guiac test of FIT test. FIT test has fewer false positives, but it only detects colonic bleeds. ...Read more

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Mucus in stool with the same consistency as toilet paper. What does this sound like?

Mucus in stool with the same consistency as toilet paper. What does this sound like?

How long do you have: Is there any diarrhoea, blood in stool, weight loss, constipation , foul odour to stool, change in consistency and colour of stool. Mucus - minimal qy is normal to happen occasionally. But if occurs for a considerable period, associated abd. Pain/cramps, poor appetite, flatulence etc are concerning. Pl see ur pcp/ GI doc to get stool checked, r/o inflam.&infec. Bowel conditions-small/large intesti. ...Read more

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Is it possible for gallbladder removal to cause extra mucus in stool, including with solid stools too?

Is it possible for gallbladder removal to cause extra mucus in stool, including with solid stools too?

Cholecystectomy: Although it is certainly possible to develop a loose stools for a while after cholecystectomy, it is not usual to develop any mucus with the stool. Occasionally when someone receives antibiotics, however, they can develop an infection in the colon which can result in mucus in the stool. Otherwise, there is no reason to have excess mucus after gallbladder removal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been passing bloody mucus in stool. Now feeling very anxious. What can I do to calm myself down? I'd like to avoid a panic attack if possible.

Been passing bloody mucus in stool. Now feeling very anxious. What can I do to calm myself down? I'd like to avoid a panic attack if possible.

Taking action will: Reduce your anxiety. This is not normal and does need to be checked out medically. As you take an active role in your healthcare it should help to reduce your sense of helplessness and panic. Just to be aware - bloody diarrhea would be a medical emergency. Slow down, breath - take care. ...Read more

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I have been having on and off green stool, accompanied with back pain that improves when lying down, but worsens when sitting. Also mucus in stool.

I have been having on and off green stool, accompanied with back pain that improves when lying down, but worsens when sitting. Also mucus in stool.

Green stool mucus: May be inflammatory bowel worse when sitting because of increase in abdominal pressure or food intolerances ( gluten, soy -try a week off gluten products ), or irritable bowel or gallbladder-,bile is green Diet (green) cause green stool as well. Back pain may be from the bowel itself or an associated arthritis seen in some inflammatory bowel diseases. . follow up with GI doc this week ...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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My 2 yo had a small amount of bright red mucus in stool. It's only a dot or two strictly in the mucus. He has a cold, i've been taking rectals. Worry?

My 2 yo had a small amount of bright red mucus in stool. It's only a dot or two strictly in the mucus. He has a cold, i've been taking rectals. Worry?

Not too concerning: There are several causes of bright red color in the stool. He may have a small irritation of the anus due to hard stools, more frequent stools, or the rectal temperature assessments. Apply a small amount of vaseline or a;d ointment to help the area heal. Bright red food colors can also show up in the stool (gatorade, koolaid), so you may want to avoid those for now. If it worsens, see you doctor. ...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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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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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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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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Could oil and mucus in stool be from using suppossitories?

Suppositories: Yes it is quite possible that the oil and mucus in your stooll, is due to suppositories. ...Read more

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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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Is mucus in stool normal after an enema?

Is mucus in stool normal after an enema?

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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Does hemrroids cause blood and mucus in stool?

Does hemrroids cause blood and mucus in stool?

Blood yes: Hemorrhoids can bleed - as many internal hemorrhoids to. Internal hemorrhoids are inside and only sometimes come outside. These usually don't hurt but can bleed. Most people with painful hemorrhoids are external hemorrhoids. If you are having mucus, however, there could be something more going on and a rectal exam and possible colonoscopy are critical to further evaluate for other diseases. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Results in a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when certain food is eaten. Can also be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, ...Read more