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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Are more frequent bowel moments and anal mucus in stools signs for concern? As of this past week i've begun to have much more frequent then usual bowel moments. I've been having 3 or more a day instead of my usual 1 every other day or so. This has been co

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
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The : The intestine produce mucus which is excreted with fecal matter, however excretion of large amounts of mucus or 'blobs' is abnormal. Large amounts of mucus when having a bowel movement can be attributed to a few causitive factors: 1. A bacterial infection or sexually transmitted disease in the anal or GI tract 2. Onset or manifestation of irritable bowel syndrome, crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. These conditions are diagnosed by a doctor and require treatment. 3. Proctitis, inflammation of the anus as a result of infection or medical treatment such as radiation. It is important that you make an appointment with your doctor so that that causing factor can be identified and treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
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Crohns disease, just had 2 perianal abcess drained last week. Now having bad pressure in back passage and when passing stool it's thick mucus instead?

Dr. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
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Crohns disease, just had 2 perianal abcess drained last week. Now having bad pressure in back passage and when passing stool it's thick mucus instead?

Crohns Disease: All of the above symptoms, the abscesses, the rectal pain, and the mucus in your stool are indicative of the possibility of continued active inflammation from the Crohns disease. You likely need to have your medication either adjusted or changed. I would make it an appointment to see your gastroenterologist as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Carla L. King
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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My one year old baby is stooling and has mucus in it.?

Dr. Carla L. King
Board Certified, Pediatrics
18 years in practice
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My one year old baby is stooling and has mucus in it.?

Can be normal: Mucus in the stool can be a normal variant of healthy stool. Many infections can cause mucus as well but this is usually accompanied by diarrhea. If you notice that the mucus is continuous or it is associated with blood then take your baby to their primary care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Marianne DiNapoli
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
67 years in practice
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What can caused bloody mucus at finish of each stool, with no other symptoms?

Marianne DiNapoli
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
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My stool is very stringy and full of mucus?

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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What causes hard pellet like stools with mucus ?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Dr. Steve Springer
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
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Why does my stool have white mucus it's brown but with white mucus lines it comes and goes I have a really bad diet but i can tell if its mucus?

Dr. Steve Springer
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Why does my stool have white mucus it's brown but with white mucus lines it comes and goes I have a really bad diet but i can tell if its mucus?

Other Symptoms?: If you are having any bloating, cramps, diarrhea, or seeing any blood in your stool, the mucus could be relatd to a condition called inflammatory bowel disease. I would visit with your local doctor and have a sit down about the change in your bowel movment you have described and ensure there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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I have been passing stool with pinkish jelly like particals, sometimes it is soft other times harder. Not sure if it is mucus or something worst.?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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I have been passing stool with pinkish jelly like particals, sometimes it is soft other times harder. Not sure if it is mucus or something worst.?

Pink jelly in 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. At the very least stool studies address if "pinkish" material is blood. In any case, you sound appropriately concerned. Get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What does it mean when I have mucus in my stool?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
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I have green snot like mucus coming out no stool at all should I be worried? And what causes this? Please help!

Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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I have green snot like mucus coming out no stool at all should I be worried? And what causes this? Please help!

Proctitis: Inflammation of the end of the colon can cause this, probably infection, see a doctor. ...Read more

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