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What causes mucus and blood in the stool?

What causes mucus and blood in the stool?

Hemorrhoids: Usually but can be many other things including infection, inflammatory bowel disease and tumors, both benign and malignant. See a colorectal surgeon sooner rather than later. ...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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My 1 year old baby has some mucus and blood in her stool. What can this be?

My 1 year old baby has some mucus and blood in her stool. What can this be?

RECTAL BLEEDING: Rectal bleeding among the very young can be anal fissure, polyp, meckels diverticulum or infectious colitis. If persistent, get a GI spicialist. There are other causes not mentioned depending on examination. ...Read more

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What causes mucus and blood in stool in toddler?

What causes mucus and blood in stool in toddler?

Multiple: Many times if the child is constipated there will be a bit of blood from an anal fissure (cut). Sometimes it may mean some viral infection. Sometimes it may mean a food intolerance/allergy. Please see your pediatrician, and bring a stool sample. ...Read more

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What is the cause of mucus and blood in stool? Also lots of gas and without movement at times

What is the cause of mucus and blood in stool? Also lots of gas and without movement at times

Blood & Mucus: Work-up should be done to determine if you have inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or crohn's) depending upon the duration of the symptoms, there may of course be other explanation. Evaluation may include stool samples and direct visualization of the colon by sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pass blood in bright in stool then mucus a lot what can causes that then stop for few days then start again?

Pass blood in bright in stool then mucus a lot what can causes that then stop for few days then start again?

C MD soon: At your age causes can include anything from hemorrhoids to fragile blood vessels to inflammatory bowel disease to poor blood flow to diverticular disease to infection to cancer. You need to see your doc, get examined, see GI doc. ...Read more

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What could cause my six yr. Old to have blood and mucus in his stool?

What could cause my six yr. Old to have blood and mucus in his stool?

Infection: The most common cause would be an infection like salmonella. Diarrhea, even viral, can lead to mucous and blood. Food allergies would be a more remote cause. If it is a couple days and disappears, then no worries, if it continues, then see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What's the cause of dark mucus blood from the stool with severe pain?

What's the cause of dark mucus blood from the stool with severe pain?

See your local MD: It needs to be investigated as it may be blood or it might be digested food material. However if you're having severe pain associated with that symptom, certainly a gastrointestinal evaluation is indicated to rule out entities such as colitis or even infections of the lower intestinal tract. ...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 causes white dot fluffy mucus and lots of bright red blood in a dark runny stool with a very foul odor?

What causes white dot fluffy mucus and lots of bright red blood in a dark runny stool with a very foul odor?

Bloody stools: You need to go and see a GI doctor asap. Bleeding from the colon can be due to cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, a variety of infectious agents and none of these should be left untreated. Go and see someone before you become severely ill. ...Read more

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In a 16 year old, what would be the most likely cause for a rare streak of bright red blood on stool with small peaces of redish-clear mucus?

In a 16 year old, what would be the most likely cause for a rare streak of bright red blood on stool with small peaces of redish-clear mucus?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Will mucus in stool cause a false positive for blood in a FOBT stool test?

No: But depending on the test method there are other causes of false positive. Did you do a guiac test of FIT test. FIT test has fewer false positives, but it only detects colonic bleeds. ...Read more

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Mucus and blood is in my friends stools. She also has an extreme sore throught. What could be the cause of thislooks

Mucus and blood is in my friends stools. She also has an extreme sore throught. What could be the cause of thislooks

A delicate question: Without knowing the age, exposure risks, and underlying medical condition of your friend, & without intending to cause offense (i apologize if the question sounds indelicate), please permit me to ask whether she may be at risk for a sexually transmitted disease? Regardless of yes/no response, she needs immediate medical attention for the problems you listed. ...Read more

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Am 19 and I am passing stools with little bright red blood and sometimes with mucus for 3 months what is its cause and sometimes it also cause abdomin?

Am 19 and I am passing stools with little bright red blood and sometimes with mucus for 3 months what is its cause and sometimes it also cause abdomin?

See doctor asap: Blood and mucus in stool is a sign of an intestinal infection, or some other disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. If the blood is red, it is in the colon, indicating colitis; if dark red or black, upper GI bleeding such as an ulcer. Your doctor will examine you, do some tests on your stool, blood tests, and do other diagnostic studies to make a diagnosis and treat you. Do this asap- be well! ...Read more

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Blood mucus frequent loose stools. Had sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy with adequate view. Should I still be worried and what else can cause this?

Blood mucus frequent loose stools. Had sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy with adequate view. Should I still be worried and what else can cause this?

Colonoscopy: The best person to determine what is going on is the colonoscopist. Have they not discussed the results of this with you. Usually they will biopsy randomly if there are no definitive points of abnormal mucosa visible. Call and talk to your GI doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Causes for blood and mucus in stool with lower back pain?

Causes for blood and mucus in stool with lower back pain?

Blood in stool: Blood is stool may be from malignancy, hemorrhoid, inflammatory bowel disease, dysentery from infection such as ameba, shigella, virus. Need to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Mucus in stool Everyday. GI dr says its ibs. Blood test and stool culture normal. Colonoscopy not done. Can ibs cause mucus in stool Everyday?

Mucus in stool Everyday. GI dr says its ibs. Blood test and stool culture normal. Colonoscopy not done. Can ibs cause mucus in stool Everyday?

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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36 y/o female. Blood and mucus in stool. CT scan showed multiple mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymph nodes. Largest 2.1cm. Is this cause for concern?

36 y/o female. Blood and mucus in stool. CT scan showed multiple mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymph nodes. Largest 2.1cm. Is this cause for concern?

Yes.: But the degree of concern is uncertain until one knows why the lymph nodes are enlarged. Could be any one of a number of different things. I would be concerned enough to continue follow up with your doc until you have an answer. I suspect there was more info in the CT report that would be very helpful and you may have had some labs already or even a scope? ...Read more

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Causes of red blood and mucous on stools?

Rectal bleeding: There can be many sources of rectal bleeding and mucous in the stool. You may have some sort of inflammation, such as colitis, or could even have a polyp or tumor. You should see a gastroenterologist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 10 day old baby has mucous like stools. Some with blood in it. It was suggested to remove dairy from my diet and supplement with formula for a day or two. When do I see improvement in stools?

My 10 day old baby has mucous like stools. Some with blood in it. It was suggested to remove dairy from my diet and supplement with formula for a day or two. When do I see improvement in stools?

Blood in Stool: Breast fed babies can have mucosy, seedy stools; it is normal. Blood in the stool needs confirmation. Swallowed blood from breast can cause darker bloody stools. Baby's stool needs to be tested- hemoccult test to see whether it is blood. Female child can have vaginal bleeding (withdrawl bleeding like menses, which is normal), can be confused as blood in stool. You should see improvement in 3-5 d. ...Read more

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Mucus and blood in stool.... What does that mean?

Many possibilities: It may be as simple as constipation and hard stools, or hemorrhoids. However, bleeding usually needs to be investigated and that can only be done by an in-person examination. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had mucus and blood in my stool it's geting better just litte mucus I called my dr she said I'm fine and constipated can anxiey make you stool bad?

I had mucus and blood in my stool it's geting better just litte mucus I called my dr she said I'm fine and constipated can anxiey make you stool bad?

Possibly: Highly anxious states can sometimes cause loose stools/diarrhea and stomach cramping. However, the presence of blood is usually not a symptom. It could be the blood came from a hemorrhoid or possibly from inflammation within the colon. The best answer is if it happens again ask your physician to further evaluate it or refer you to a GI physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can fatigue and mucus and blood in stool be related to anything that's not cancerous or life threatening?

Yes (Colitis): Anything that causes inflammation of the inner lining of the large intestine can cause these symptoms, including inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), infections, etc. Many of these processes do not get better on their own: please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can blood and mucus be a one time event in stools?

Can blood and mucus be a one time event in stools?

It can happen: It can. Sometimes a hemorrhoid will bleed just once and then not again for a long time. Possibly an infectious cause that cleared up. I usually advise people with this symptom to get checked out anyway by endoscopy - at least once, just to make sure it's not something more serious. ...Read more

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My stool had blood and mucus in it. What can it be?

Reason for exam: You need an exam and lab work to determine the cause. Don't wait since some conditions can best be treated early. ...Read more

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