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Mucus Instead Of Stool
I've been removing white liquid (mucus) instead of solid stool. It started as diarrhea. What should I do?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have green snot like mucus coming out no stool at all should I be worried? And what causes this? Please help!
What would cause a sudden onset of passing small pebble stool covered in thick white mucus/fatty like substance?
Fat/fiber: With mucous is the most common reason for this to occur. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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