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Small white ring in stool, kind of like spaghetti o's. Stool was just mucus. Is it a parasite?

Small white ring in stool, kind of like spaghetti o's. Stool was just mucus. Is it a parasite?

Potentially: It could be. Go to your doctor to get a stool sample and get tested, and treated if necessary. ...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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How to tell the difference between mucus strings and parasites/worms in stool?

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How to tell the difference between mucus strings and parasites/worms in stool?

Microscope: You can always check to see if they move by themselves, but the best way would be to have a professional lab evaluate to see. They can not only determine if it is a parasite/worm, but what type it is. This is important to know what treatment would be. ...Read more

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I have diverticulitis and I experience both a heavy mucus stool and often brown long strings as well. I suspect that I have a parasite but when the st?

I have diverticulitis and I experience both a heavy mucus stool and often brown long strings as well. I suspect that I have a parasite but when the st?

It is unlikely that: You have a parasite unless you have been traveling out of the country recently. It would be best to see a health care professional for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Sudden Small Amts of mucus in stool every other day intermittent with loose stools for 2 wks. Fbc normal, stool parasite test negative. Colon cancer?

Probably not: Cause of mucus in stool usually secondary to an inflammatory process such as colitis. This could also causes loose stools. Most Ca's are asymptomatic when small. As they get larger they obstruct, bleed and occasionally perforate. Colonoscopy can easily define problem. ...Read more

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Fbc and stool test normal. Not ibd or parasites. Sudden mucus in stool daily 2 wks. Some loose stools. Could this be normal Or ibs or Colon cancer?

Fbc and stool test normal. Not ibd or parasites. Sudden mucus in stool daily 2 wks. Some loose stools. Could this be normal Or ibs or Colon cancer?

IBS: 24 y male has chronic loose stools, recently with "mucus", and has had a negative clinical work-up for Irritable Bowel Disease, IBD. These symptoms can be attendant with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS, which is likely a functional disorder and dysautonomia. See comments: ...Read more

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Fatigue, grey stool, body pains, bloating, gas, discomfort, fatigue, trouble sleeping, mucus, fogginess, hunger, and anxiety. Parasite maybe?

See a doctor: The symptom complex you are describing could be due to many different things. Parasites would probably be at the bottom of the list, but in order to evaluate this appropriately you must be seen, provide a detailed history, be examined and possibly undergo some testing. A general internist would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Rx taken for parasites (biltricide), still see heavy mucous in stool along with what looks like worm pieces. What next?

Rx taken for parasites (biltricide), still see heavy mucous in stool along with what looks like worm pieces. What next?

Theparasites: If you have completed your course of medication it will take several days to completely clear out of your system so just give it time ...Read more

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My parasite stool test came back negative. But, I still feel sick diarrhoea, chronic stomachpain, lots of mucous in stool should I ask 4 another stooltest?

Not for parasites: It is highly unlikely that you have a worm infestation. The only reason to test in the first place would be if you traveled to a poor country. There is likely some other explanation for your symptoms, however, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion, without additional history, physical examination and may be other tests. ...Read more

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4 years old daughter's stool dr report Trace of blood Wbc and rbc >20 No parasites. Mucous +2 Is dis shigellosis?

4 years old daughter's stool dr report Trace of blood Wbc and rbc >20 No parasites. Mucous +2 Is dis shigellosis?

Cannot say: You list some partial results to stool testing. It takes a stool culture or special enzyme tests to confirm shigellosis. The results you have submitted are not specific to any diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm so upset bcz twice or three times a week I pass normal stools but I often pass stool s with yellow foam and white mucus?

I'm so upset bcz twice or three times a week I pass normal stools but I often pass stool s with yellow foam and white mucus?

Stool: I would see a doctor about that and have your stool examined to make certain you do not have a parasite or some type of infection or underlying bowel disorder. ...Read more

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Foul smelling and mucus stool?

Foul smelling and mucus stool?

See your doctor: 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. ...Read more

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What causes mucus ans puss in stool?

What causes mucus ans puss in stool?

Various things: 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. ...Read more

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What causes mucus and blood in the stool?

What causes mucus and blood in the stool?

Hemorrhoids: 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. ...Read more

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

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

Make appt...: Any bowel change should be addressed with your physician; especially this one. ...Read more

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Sometime there is mucus in my stool and sometimes it's fatty and floating why is this?

Mucus: Mucus in stool is seen with irritable bowel syndrome. Increased fat content, however, can indicate intestinal malabsorption, gluten sensitivity, or pancreatic insufficiency. I recommend an evaluation by a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...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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My 2 years old baby having black mucus stool?

My 2 years old baby having black mucus stool?

Not normal: Black stools are not normal. While rarely a dietary cause may be found, most often black stools signify blood in the stools, blood that is coming from a little bit higher up in the GI tract. I would see your doctor soon to first check out if it is blood, and if so, find out why the child has this. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder removal cause mucus in the stool?

Does gallbladder removal cause mucus in the stool?

No: Some patients develop some diarrhea after cholecystectomy, but should not have mucus in stool. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a home remedy for mucus in your stool?

Mucus in Stool: Some amount of mucus in the stool is normal;

Significant amounts of mucus and mucus accompanied by diarrhea, pain or blood may signify an intestinal condition such as infection or inflammation.

Increased amounts of mucus in the stool can also occur with cancers of the colon or rectum or with bowel obstruction.

See your Physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I tell if it is dorms or just mucus in my stool?

Worms?: If dorms was to be worms looking at the specimen with a magnifying glass or bare eyes of trained professional could see if the mucus has worms in them. I hope this helps and you feel better. ...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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Is it possible around time of ovulation to have mucus in stool?

Is it possible around time of ovulation to have mucus in stool?

Not sure related?: 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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What causes foul smelling stools with mucus, strong smelling urine?

Proctitis colitis: Need to be treated for an infection with antibiotics if no resolution need to visit a gastroenterologist for endoscopy antibiotics should cover chlamydia if you have anal sex. ...Read more

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