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Toddler Mucus In Stool Diarrhea Smells Fishy
Sudden Small Amts of mucus in stool every other day intermittent with loose stools for 2 wks. Fbc normal, stool parasite test negative. Colon cancer?
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
1/4" diameter of mucus in stool 3X/wk, loose stools 1x/wk. Severe health anxiety. Worried about Colon cancer. No family history. Cancer or IBS?
I feel your distress about having Colon cancer.
Relax about “No family history. Cancer or IBS”
Feel good about lack of abdominal pain, bloody stools, diarrhea alternating with constipation, or severe constipation.
Do not be victim of severe health anxiety, Be Captain of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for anxiety due to stresses; coping skills and
medication. ...Read more
Fbc and stool test normal. Not ibd or parasites. Sudden mucus in stool daily 2 wks. Some loose stools. Could this be normal Or ibs or Colon cancer?
Is 1/2 a penny size of mucus in stools 3x/wk and loose stools 1x/week a cause for concern? Could it be colon cancer? No family history.
Here are some...: Seeing various amount of mucus coated on stool is common and not clinically significant as long as having no blood, moving bowel regularly, and living a healthy active vibrant life. More? Ask Doc timely. If still in doubt, follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
Gas and mucus in stool. Shown doctor says I should be fine. Can it be from eating more veggies? It smells nasty also and feels strange coming out.
Enteritis: Without knowing what symptoms you have can only say that mucous in the stool is not normal. Did your doctor check for occult blood? Have you had a change in frequency, urgency, etc.? Trust your doctor and if you cannot, then get a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more
I am experiencing burping, mucus in stool and abnormal urine stream. My burps taste minty and my urine smells like penicillin. I am not taking penicillin, what could cause these abnormalities.?
See a doctor: Most likely no single health problem is causing all these symptoms. Strong urine odor usually means dehydration, i.e. not taking in enough fluids. Other symptoms may be irritable bowel syndrome. Best to see a doctor and stop trying to figure it out on your own or through online resources. Good luck! ...Read more
Unlikely: Laxatives typically do not cause mucus in stool. It could be from another cause. ...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?
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
3yr old went from loose brown stool to thick light green seedy&mucousy stool. She has had loose stools for several days. Should I worry? Is it infection
Don't worry: Best advice : avoid dairy, bananas and rice and toast and tea for a few days until poops better ...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
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
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
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
Mucous in stool: It is normal to have some mucus in stools, but if it is very noticeable for an extended time, you need to discuss this with your toddler's pediatrician. One thing, if your toddler is constipated on a daily basis, the mucus could be due to that. Mucus in the stool can be due also to infection (due to antibiotic usage?), irritable bowel or an obstruction. See the pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more
Possible: This is not a home diagnosis. There are too many possibly serious illness which may present like this and you should be seen by a physician quickly. ...Read more
Is 1 inch diameter thin for a stool? Is mucus in stool anxiety related-ibs? I am 25 and no other symptomes than thin stool and mucus
1" may not be small: A primary care doctor of a G.I. Doctor can evaluate by getting all the details and examining the anus and rectum. One inch doesn't sound too small. The doctor can discuss about the mucus to see if it is more than normal, which might suggest there is a problem. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy & pillcam - no view of cecum on either. No dx. Lots of mucus in stool (occasionally only mucus), pain, early satiety, etc. What now?
Mucus: You could try an old fashioned barium enema to view the Cecum if it wasn't adequately viewed on colonoscopy. Your symptoms suggest irritable bowel syndrome with mucus colitis. Have you been tested for gluten intolerance or sensitivity? Have you tried the fodmap diet? Discuss these with your gastroenterologist or get a second opinion. ...Read more
Hi I have mild uc-only symptoms some blood and mucus in stool. I feel fine but was prescribed mesavant xl-can it ruin my kidneys or should I take it?
Don't ignore it!: If you are having blood and mucus in your stool, your colon is quite unhappy. Mesavant most likely won't hurt your kidneys and will help turn off the inflammation in your gut. Talk to your doc about it more but also consider your stress, your diet and possible infection as other things that could cause these symptoms. ...Read more
Noticed red & mucus in stool today. Worried its blood but remembered I ate beetroot lastnight. Shout I see doc after x1 'blood' or wait to see if repeat?
Likely: The food you ate. Give a day or 2 without beetroot. If it persist get checked for blood in stool ...Read more
I have been experiencing loose stools and what looks like mucus in my stools. This has never happened to me before, should I take Imodium (loperamide)?
Having a good bit of mucus in stool and gasy with pretty severe cramps about every 30-60 mins and then having to use bathroom to only have basically soft stool to the point where its watery with alot of mucus with it and today having a strange odor also!!
Irritable bowel synd: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition in which there are recurrent episodes of stomach pain associated with a change in stool consistency (diarrhea and/or constipation). The pain associated with IBS is more likely to occur after eating and typically improves after a bowel movement. For more information see: http://helpdoctor-irritablebowelsyndrome-ibs. Blogspot. Com/ ...Read more
Mucus in stool: Is usually nothing to be worried about unless, it is happening on a regular basis, there is blood or change in bowel habits. Usually seen in intestinal infections that cause severe diarrhea.it may be bloody and accompanied by abdominal pain seen in Crohn's.disease, Ulcerative colitis or even cancer. If concerned, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
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