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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

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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I have been having stringy mucous looking stuff in my stools. Gas, bloating, and feeling of fullness and discomfort after eating. I use to binge drink?

I have been having stringy mucous looking stuff in my stools. Gas, bloating, and feeling of fullness and discomfort after eating. I use to binge drink?

Diet vs Other: In the absence of weight loss, diarrhea or active heavy alcohol use, this may have more to do with the types of food you are currently eating. Foods that are high in fat (fried foods) and carbohydrates (bread) can often challenge the gallbladder and/or intestine resulting in the symptoms you described. There is testing available for gallbladder dysfunction as well as for gluten sensitivity. ...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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I checked my stool , i know it sounds weird but i found on a couple occassions now gooey worm type stringy things like mucus is this normal?

I checked my stool , i know it sounds weird but i found on a couple occassions now gooey worm type stringy things like mucus is this normal?

May be normal: This could be normal but if you have other symptoms like diarrhea, burning with stool or fevers you should see a doctor. Also if this persists and is not just an occasional finding I would see a doctor and have them do some stool studies. ...Read more

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I have had life long constipation . Lately it's worse than usual and have hard stool and a lot of mucus . It sometimes is white and stringy . I am 19.

I have had life long constipation . Lately it's worse than usual and have hard stool and a lot of mucus . It sometimes is white and stringy . I am 19.

Ans: Well if this has been going on for long time I would assume you have had a conscious and lab work. I would also assume you are taking some kind of stool softener a since your issue seems chronic? Best here to see your doctor get another evaluation and colonoscopy first. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a thick, sticky, stringy mucus in stool, this has been for minimum of two months. I occasionally see dark red blood along with this.

I am experiencing a thick, sticky, stringy mucus in stool, this has been for minimum of two months. I occasionally see dark red blood along with this.

See md: several possibilities including infection, parasites, inflammation, polyps, etc.Tumors/cancers less likely at your age, but not impossble.Dark red blood is a more concerning symptom/sign. Get examined ...Read more

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Has stringy mucus in stool coloured a light brown and an awful rotten smell. Isn't off form but has been moving his bowls more. What could be wrong?

Has stringy mucus in stool coloured a light brown and an awful rotten smell. Isn't off form but has been moving his bowls more. What could be wrong?

If he: Is one year old, it may be little more than a food that didn't agree with him, or a virus. If he's younger, closer to 2-3 months, it could be milk protein allergy. ...Read more

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White stringy mucus in stool have gallstones also have fibromyalgia?

White stringy mucus in stool have gallstones also have fibromyalgia?

No association...: There is no association between white stringy mucous in the stools and gallstones or fibromyalgia. The lining of the rectum and colon contains goblet cells that secret mucous providing lubrication to the digestive tract. The presence of mucous in the stool is not pathologic, rather associated with some conditions like ibs (irritable bowel syndrome). ...Read more

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Had pain in the left flank and lower back..and next to the hips followed by loose mucus stool with black things that were hard aN black stringy things?

Had pain in the left flank and lower back..and next to the hips followed by loose mucus stool with black things that were hard aN black stringy things?

Needs to be checked: From your description it may be a gastrointestinal infection or colitis etc.We don't know what the black stringy things are.I will advice get it checked by your doctor and may need stool examination for blood,,culture and parasites.And if indicated may need colonoscopy etc. ...Read more

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Constipated and also have inflamed internal hemorrhoid. When I go to the bathroom there is tan stringy mucus in stool. Causes?

Constipated and also have inflamed internal hemorrhoid. When I go to the bathroom there is tan stringy mucus in stool. Causes?

Mucus 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, among others. ...Read more

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Y do I have stringy mucus in my stools n y at times no stools comes out just mucus n traces of black n white stools n y my stomach hurts so bad?

Y do I have stringy mucus in my stools n y at times no stools comes out just mucus n traces of black n white stools n y my stomach hurts so bad?

See a doctor: These symptoms could be due to inflammatory bowel disease such as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. The conditions are treatable but need to be evaluated and controlled as soon as possible. The symptoms and damage caused can worsen over time if not suppressed early in the course of illness. ...Read more

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Bowel Movement covered in a lot of white stringy mucus. Is this because of ibs or could it be something else. all stools were covered.

GI Consult: Changes in mucous can be quite normal but you should visit your physician for a full exam and referral to a GI specialist who can take a careful history and do an exam. Based on your history and exam your GI doctor may want to do additional tests such as a stool culture for ova and parasites if necessary or look with a camera to assess you for any inflammatory bowel disease or colitis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.

Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.

Testing: Time for your doctor to see you. You need blood and stool testing to determine if this is infection or chronic inflammatory disease. You may also need a colonoscopy ...Read more

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What is a white stringy mucous looking thing found in a stool.... is a doctor needed?

What is a white stringy mucous looking thing found in a stool.... is a doctor needed?

Mucus with 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 & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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