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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?

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?

Probably not: Cause of mucus in stool usually secondary to an inflammatory process such as colitis. This could also causes loose stools. Most Ca's are asymptomatic when small. As they get larger they obstruct, bleed and occasionally perforate. Colonoscopy can easily define problem. ...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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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?

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?

Hypochondrasis: 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

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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?

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?

IBS: 24 y male has chronic loose stools, recently with "mucus", and has had a negative clinical work-up for Irritable Bowel Disease, IBD. These symptoms can be attendant with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS, which is likely a functional disorder and dysautonomia. See comments: ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.?

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

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Can laxative for 2 days for constipation in toddler cause mucus in stool?

Can laxative for 2 days for constipation in toddler cause mucus in stool?

Unlikely: Laxatives typically do not cause mucus in stool. It could be from another cause. ...Read more

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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?

If he: Is one year old, it may be little more than a food that didn't agree with him, or a virus. If he's younger, closer to 2-3 months, it could be milk protein allergy. ...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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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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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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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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How to get rid of probiotics mucus in stool?

Probiotics: Probiotics should not cause mucus in the stool. If that situation arises, you should stop the probiotic and see your doctor or a gastroenterologist to identify the cause of the mucus. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is pinky red mucus in stool caused by pink cough syrup?

Is pinky red mucus in stool caused by pink cough syrup?

Red color may be: Related to dyes in cough syrup. 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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White stringy mucus in stool have gallstones also have fibromyalgia?

White stringy mucus in stool have gallstones also have fibromyalgia?

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

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Can daily constipation cleared by laxative in toddlet cause mucus in stool?

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

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Pain in abdomen, with some blood and mucus in stool. Is this like salmonella?

Pain in abdomen, with some blood and mucus in stool. Is this like salmonella?

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

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Why do I have mucus in stool and constipation when I drink coffee? Stopped drinking coffee for a week and mucus went away?

Laxative: Coffee often acts as a laxative but it is unusual to have mucus in the gut from drinking it. However if avoiding it solves the problem. That is the answer to your question. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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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

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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)?

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)?

No: Be checked by your doctor and have your stool analyzed and consider a colonoscopy. Imodium (loperamide) may slow down diarrhea but masks the underlying cause and it would likely return. All the best sorting through this problem. Stay healthy. ...Read more

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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!!

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

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Mucus in stool after taking immodium. Should I call doctor?

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

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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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Loose Stools (Definition)

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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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more