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I've been removing white liquid (mucus) instead of solid stool. It started as diarrhea. What should I do?

I've been removing white liquid (mucus) instead of solid stool. It started as diarrhea. What should I do?

Colitis: If you have infection or inflammation in the colorectal area you may have mucus discharge. Persisting problem warrants an exam. ...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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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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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?

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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In the past 2 weeks I have experienced 5 occasions of mucus, no stool, that appears bloody. What could be the cause?

In the past 2 weeks I have experienced 5 occasions of mucus, no stool, that appears bloody. What could be the cause?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Hi I've noticed the last two days that I have pink stools. Not every time I go, not every piece and no mucus. What is it?

Hi I've noticed the last two days that I have pink stools. Not every time I go, not every piece and no mucus. What is it?

Food: Food/medicine may color your stool. You can bleed/ hemorrhoid also be a factor. Take a stool sample to your PMD and get checked to be safe. ...Read more

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Lately I have been having a sticky clear substance on my stools. What could this be, and is this serious? It looks almost like mucus.

Lately I have been having a sticky clear substance on my stools. What could this be, and is this serious? It looks almost like mucus.

Mucus or? 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. But you're not sure if the substance seen is fat or pus so at the very least blood/stool studies & further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Brown stringy stool with mucus. No pain and no changes in diet or anything. Day 2 that I've noticed it. What could it be? I'm very scared

Brown stringy stool with mucus. No pain and no changes in diet or anything. Day 2 that I've noticed it. What could it be? I'm very scared

Bowel irregularity: Sometimes the bowels get upset. Need more information, Age, part of world, other meds, diseases. Usually bowel consistency changes with diet. Have you eaten differently? Any seafood? Shellfish? Water contamination, out of country? Need more information. Probiotics by mouth at the pharmacy are useful for getting the gut back on tract after a normal doctor exam. ...Read more

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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?

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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