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I have yellow mucus in stool every time I have a bowl movement?

I have yellow mucus in stool every time I have a bowl movement?

Proctitis? Colitis?: This probably indicates some sort of inflammation of the rectum or lower colon, especially if there is also pain, discomfort, diarrhea, or a sense of blockage of bowel movements. Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis or proctitis) are possible. Chlamydia, gonorrhea or herpes are possible if at risk for STDs. See a doctor soon. Good luck! ...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 often get yellow mucus in stool. BM Reg. After 1-2 BM, Rarely seen L'il deep blood mxd wth mucus. No ABD pain/Vomit. HB 14+.CBC/Lipid/PanC/Hep/USG- OK. Mild fatty liv & Elev Bili. On a diet frm April (low oil/fat/pro, NoJunk) & lost 16 (219-203)lbs. Is it CA?

I often get yellow mucus in stool. BM Reg. After 1-2 BM, Rarely seen L'il deep blood mxd wth mucus. No ABD pain/Vomit. HB 14+.CBC/Lipid/PanC/Hep/USG- OK. Mild fatty liv & Elev Bili. On a diet frm April (low oil/fat/pro, NoJunk) & lost 16 (219-203)lbs. Is it CA?

Mucus stool hi bili: Constipation? may be hemorrhoids, or food intolerances, or polyp or proctitis, ileitis. Is it blood in stool or food residuals? Would f/u/ w/ GI for colonoscopy

Have you had elevated bili before? That is not usual unless lifelong (disease like Gilbert's, G6PD, thalasemia). Could be hemolysis, did they check pancreas? bile duct? On meds like gemfibrizol? alcohol? f/u w/ GI ...Read more

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Mucus in stool stool is yellow movement in abdomen pain all over but mostly upper left abdomen and lower right. What could this be?

Mucus in stool stool is yellow movement in abdomen pain all over but mostly upper left abdomen and lower right. What could this be?

Many things: Denise, your symptoms could be several things from infection with virus or bacteria, food poisoning, inflammatory bowel disease, parasitic infection...the list is extensive. Best to see your healthcare provider for evaluation. Sorry I could not give you a more focused answer but the list is very long of what this could be. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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What are the common causes of mucus in stool? (clear, sometimes yetllow mucus?

What are the common causes of mucus in stool? (clear, sometimes yetllow mucus?

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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Got steroidshot+zpak 8/15. Since then yellow mucus stool. What is cause? How do I treat?

Got steroidshot+zpak 8/15. Since then yellow mucus stool. What is cause? How do I treat?

Antibiotic effects: It's quite possible you're experiencing side effects from the antibiotics. Depending on how 'bad' your condition is now, will determine the best course of action. Azithromycin usually isn't 'that bad' in terms of causing diarrhea, but if you give us more info here -I think the Health Tap community can help. Diarrhea more than 3x a day is something I pay attention too. Chicken soup for now may help ...Read more

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Why does my 5 month old daughter have seedy mucus stool? Very runny and sometimes yellow.

Why does my 5 month old daughter have seedy mucus stool? Very runny and sometimes yellow.

May need to test the: If breast feeding this may be normal but if truly seeing mucus you may want to have the stool tested. Allergies to formula could be causing some inflammation and a change may be needed. Some simple tests could help evaluate. ...Read more

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I have a yellow mucus stool, and when I wipe its also yellow. I am 16 years old and worried I have somethinglife threatening/cancer whatisacommoncaus?

I have a yellow mucus stool, and when I wipe its also yellow. I am 16 years old and worried I have somethinglife threatening/cancer whatisacommoncaus?

Proctitis?: Cancer doesn't cause this sort of thing, and cancer is exceedingly unlikely at your age. Maybe an anal fissure or abscess. Perhaps proctitis (rectal inflammation) due to inflammatory bowel disease i.e. Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. If sexually active involving your rectum, STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes) are possible. All possibilities are potentially serious; see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a ovarian cist 6cm, and have been suffering from mucus in stools sometimes white other times yellow, cramps behind my lower left rib cage, GN?

Unrelated: An ovarian cyst is not likely to be related to changes in your bowel movements. Mucus in stool, and cramps in upper abdomen are common and can be from many different causes - if this continues and is bothering you, talk to a doctor about your symptoms. ...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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Why am I having pink mucus in stool?

Why am I having pink mucus in stool?

? colitis: Pink mucus in the stool suggests mucus mixed with blood. This is often associate with different inflammatory causes i.e. ulcerative colitis, infectious colitis. You would most likely benefit from an endoscopic evaluation of your colon. ...Read more

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I'm seriously worried! Mucus in stool?

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. ...Read more

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What causes orange mucus in stool?

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

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Could oil and mucus in stool be from using suppossitories?

Suppositories: Yes it is quite possible that the oil and mucus in your stooll, is due to suppositories. ...Read more

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Is mucus in stool normal after an enema?

Is mucus in stool normal after an enema?

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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Does hemrroids cause blood and mucus in stool?

Does hemrroids cause blood and mucus in stool?

Blood yes: Hemorrhoids can bleed - as many internal hemorrhoids to. Internal hemorrhoids are inside and only sometimes come outside. These usually don't hurt but can bleed. Most people with painful hemorrhoids are external hemorrhoids. If you are having mucus, however, there could be something more going on and a rectal exam and possible colonoscopy are critical to further evaluate for other diseases. ...Read more

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What diseases are associated with anal discharges and mucus in stool?

See your: Doc for an eval. You might need a colonoscopy to tell what is going on. It could be nothing serious to a colitis or other more rare problem. Don't cross a bridge till you get there ...Read more

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Is it normal for a child to have mucus in stool after using an enema?

Is it normal for a child to have mucus in stool after using an enema?

Perhaps...: Enemas are almost never used in my pediatric practice, so the 1st concern is what triggered the need for an enema? I would never recommend an enema for your child unless specifically ordered by your pediatrician. The type of enema used may have caused the mucous--or perhaps this mucous was due to the irritant effect of whatever made the use of an enema necessary. If bloody, call your doctor now. ...Read more

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Slightly pinkish white mucus in stool, had blood test everything was normal?

Slightly pinkish white mucus in stool, had blood test everything was normal?

Stool tests needed: You need a stool test. Blood test would check for anemia from bleeding or a systemic infection but you need a stool test. ...Read more

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I saw bloody mucus in stool yesterday. Is there something wrong with my digestive system?

I saw bloody mucus in stool yesterday. Is there something wrong with my digestive system?

Yes: It is never normal to see blood in your stool. This is a common symptom of proctitis or hemorrhoids but further evaluation is needed with a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscooy. ...Read more

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Mucus in stool. I just had a clear colonoscopy & have normal bloodwork. What else causes this? What else should I be tested for?

Mucus in stool. I just had a clear colonoscopy & have normal bloodwork. What else causes this? What else should I be tested for?

Working with your MD: You are doing the right things. Keep the dialogue with your MD. He/She is working you up appropriately. ...Read more

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Seeing dr tomorrow for bloody mucus in stool and constipation. What is he likely to do to asses what's wrong with me? What should I expect/prepare?

Seeing dr tomorrow for bloody mucus in stool and constipation. What is he likely to do to asses what's wrong with me? What should I expect/prepare?

Complete eval: Expect a full medical history and gastrointestinal physical examination. Depending on findings, may recommend labs or colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I am suffering with chronic white mucus in stool with a gaping 15 to 20 days last 2 years. My usg whole abdomen report is ok. Pls. Suggest medicine?

No need: Mucus in stool is not unusual and, assuming that you have had adequate medical evaluation to exclude serious underlying conditions, does not need specific remedy. ...Read more

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My hobby has a very frequent disease that is stomachache and mucus in stool (means once in a couple of months, in winter season, when place changes)?

My hobby has a very frequent disease that is stomachache and mucus in stool (means once in a couple of months, in winter season, when place changes)?

Irritable bowel: The colon is lined with goblet cells which produce mucus if irritated or inflamed. Periodic abdominal pain and mucus is common in irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) as long as there is no blood seen. Change in diet, season, travel, stress can cause irritable bowel syndrome. Abdominal pain is also a common symptom of as long as the is no red flags i.e. Weight loss, rectal bleeding, vomiting or fever. ...Read more

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What can be causing mucus 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 more

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Can cheese cause mucus in stool?

Can cheese cause mucus in stool?

Doubtful: Mucus discharge in stools usually signifies some inflammatory process in your colon. See a GI doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can too much coffee cause mucus in stool?

Yes: Yes but usually's other things see a primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Is it possible around time of ovulation to have mucus in stool?

Is it possible around time of ovulation to have mucus in stool?

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

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