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Stringy Brown Mucus In Stool
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?
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 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
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
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
I often have much mucus (white/ yellowish brown jelly type)wth stool. Utmost rarely i'v seen traces of blood (with mucus)in stool. No pain. A lot of farting. Stool is very soft, unformd & brownish. 2-3 moves/day. No change in bowel habit. Blood HB Ok. CA?
Ask your doctor: To do a stool culture &check blood in stool too. You won't know until you go. Also make sure your diet is 'clean;' no fried foods, processed, dairy, wheat, sugars, sodas, desserts & other irritating foods. Your colon health is critical. You're 2 young to have CA, but you could have irritable bowel or inflammatory bowel disease if you let it go. So check it out & feel better! Probiotics will help. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach- (had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.
NG: Unusually enough....I've seen quite a bit of this in my HIV practice in the males predominantly. It turns out in my practice the overwhelming cause is rectal gonorrhea. It is not as obvious to culture out as one would think. Blood sometimes follows. Pain may or my not be present. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs to be checked: We need more information to advice you. A little mucus in stool some times only on wiping without any other symptoms related to GI tract like abdominal pain, blood in stools, hard stools alternating with loose stools, may be normal and harmless and do no require any treatment normally. But since you are concerned about it, I will recommend you have it checked by your doctor or a gastroenterologist. Read more
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
Suppositories: Yes it is quite possible that the oil and mucus in your stooll, is due to suppositories. Read more
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
Mucus in stool: Small amounts of mucus are normally found in stool. If you have increasingly large amounts of mucus in stool, especially if accompanied by altered bowel habits, blood, pain, fever, nausea, vomting or weight loss, you should go seek medical attention. Possible causes for increased mucus in stool include irritable bowel syndrome, infectious colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or cancer. Read more
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