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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

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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.
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What causes your stool to be mucus like?

Inflammation

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Infection or inflammation causes mucus in stool
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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

What causes mucus and blood in the stool?

Hemorrhoids

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usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant. See a colorectal surgeon sooner rather than later.
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Dr. Paul A. Cohen answered:

I have mucus in my stool, what should I do?

Make appt...

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Any bowel change should be addressed with your physician; especially this one.
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Foul smelling and mucus stool?

See your doctor

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This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively.
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Dr. You Sung Sang answered:

What causes mucus ans puss in stool?

Various things

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Something as mild as irritable bowel syndrome and as serious as colitis can cause those symptoms. Consult your physician to see what should be done to investigate it.
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Dr. David Drewitz answered:

I have never had this problem b4 but I have a lil bit of mucus in my stool should I be conserd am I goin to die?

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Mucous in the stool is not a sign of any particular pathology and is most commonly associated with irritable bowel. I'd suggest you see your doctor for reassurance. Good luck!
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I have mucus in my stool! Help, what should I do?

Med eval

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If this has been a new change to your bowel pattern - seek medical evaluation.
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Is mucus in your stool a sign of pregnancy?

Not normally

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The bowel habits can change as a result of pregnancy, but mucous in the stool is not a common occurrence.
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

What does it mean when you have mucus in your stools?

Mucus in stool

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In excess, it could indicate Infection or Inflammation in the bowels. Other rare causes might be irritable bowel, anal fistula, peri-anal abscess.
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