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Probable stool mucus: 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 should help address if stringy mucus you may be seeing is "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more
I have dark brown, sticky stools. also am bulimic. should i be concerned as it is hard to wipe clean as it is like an frosting consistency?
Bulimia IS a concern: Whether you've been Dx'd or just see it as a problem - it should be corrected as the effects can be serious - see a Eating Disorder therapist! But the stool might be related to foods you eat and/or gluten or lactose intolerance or other conditions. Here's info: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/02/14/normal-stool.aspx Washing like a bidet will help and have an exam. ...Read more
I have very dark brown sticky stool, i also suffer from diverticular problems which at present is ok but I am very constipated is this ok?
I have soft dark brown sticky stool for a past one month not regularly but oftentimes. Also usually suffer from constipation problem. Wht shld i do?
Recent change of BM?: if you over 50 y you need colonoscopy as prevention. If you younger and had recent changes of BM - it could be dietary, or other disorder os IBS... but review first your eating habits. Avoid processed food, ad more fresh produce and Yogurt, Kefir, almonds, fish,... water. Avoid excess alcohol and try to exercise more. if any blood , mucous in stool - see MD promptly. Have Hemoccult test . ...Read more
Water and Fiber: Constipation is usually the result of too little water, too little fiber or both. If you have no other medical problems, try increasing your water intake to one liter (about 2 regular sized bottles) a day. Research foods that are high in fiber. MIRALAX (polyethylene glycol) could also be added daily in the meantime. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 7 week old that has a cold with no fever to have green sticky stools that have a foul smell?
I'm 18 yr old. Drank whiskey with coke for the first time yesterday, had a little amount of black sticky stool today. What to do sir?
Do not worry: If it continues, have your doctor check for occult blood in the stool. You may have some irritation of the stomach causing bleeding that emerges in the stool as sticky black (tarry) stools. ...Read more
Does Polyethylene Glycol or also called miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause green sticky stools ? Please help
Not usually.: MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) does not usually cause green sticky stools. If anything, it usually causes watery stools that are the same color as the stool was prior to taking the medication. Green stools are not usually worrisome. Unless you see black tarry stool or signs of red blood, I would not worry about it. Good luck. ...Read more