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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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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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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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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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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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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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