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My Stool Is Very Stringy And Full Of Mucus
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
Stools: This is possible, but if it continues might be inclined to have this looked at. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
Lately there has been a stringy cloudy mucus present in my stool and I have had excessive abdominal discomfort. should I be concerned and see a dr?
Mucus like stringy red in stool she has eaten red but not liquid red or dye + no pain+has had red in stool b4 we think. Is it cancer? Not on TP/Water
I had mucus in my stool. When I went to push on it. I found black stringy things. They were not moving. I have ulcerative colitis. I had a colonoscopy June 9th and two weeks later I found this. I haven't seen another. Worried it's a parasite. ?
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
Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.
Age 49 weight loss and different stools sometimes with acid or mucus.Multiple erosions in stomach. Fullness feeling.Too weak to test colo test for ibs?
Weight loss : You need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
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
Yes: It could be partial obstruction you need to have this evaluated. ...Read more
38 female. Bright red blood in toilet, paper, and stool. Mucous white and yellow stringy in stool. Low back pain when sitting up, and urinary incont.
Probably hemorrhoids: You probably have hemorrhoids which is not life threatening. If you are not convinced then, you will need to see your physician. ...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
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