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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

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

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

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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Gassy, mucus, just a little blood in stool, what is wrong?

Gassy, mucus, just a little blood in stool, what is wrong?

Check out these: Links. See your pcp and GI for a thorough exam including blood work, endoscopy and colonoscopy. Take care! Http://m.voices. Yahoo. Com/should-concerned-blood-mucous-in-2683752.html. Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/rectal_bleeding/symptoms. Htm. ...Read more

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C diff. Had small amount of blood in stool. Stool was like mushy mucus. Be worried?

C diff. Had small amount of blood in stool. Stool was like mushy mucus. Be worried?

Diarrhea: A small amount of blood may be from any type of diarrhea and hemorrhoids. Follow up with physician, especially if the clostridium difficile does not go away or returns. It can be difficult to eradicate. ...Read more

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Clear gel-like secretion (mucus?) with bright red blood in stool. Should I be worried?

Clear gel-like secretion (mucus?) with bright red blood in stool. Should I be worried?

Bleeding: Blood in stool is never normal. It could be just bleeding from hemorrhoids, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, infection etc but it also could be caused by more serious condition like cancer. You should go to see a GI and get yourself checked. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have colitis I only had mucus last week blood in stool dry stool no symptoms or pain I'm a hypochondria dr and nurse say I'm crazy?

How to tell if I have colitis I only had mucus last week blood in stool dry stool no symptoms or pain I'm a hypochondria dr and nurse say I'm crazy?

Colitis: The only way to be completely sure is to do colonoscopy. Only a doc can do it. However, based on your symptoms and physical exam and some labwork, they can tell you with some probability whether it is one or another disease. ...Read more

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I had mucus and little blood in stool called dr she said its from my diet last time I went for blood she gave my stool softener it helped what to do?

High fiber cereal: Try some high fiber cereal. Read the labels: most cereals contain about 2 g of fiber but some have 6-10. Go for those. The big mama is all bran or fiber one with 13-14 g of fiber. ...Read more

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Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach- (had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.

Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach- (had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.

Testing: Time for your doctor to see you. You need blood and stool testing to determine if this is infection or chronic inflammatory disease. You may also need a colonoscopy ...Read more

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Small red spot in 2 yo diaper today. No blood in stool. Other day took rectal temp. Mucus w/ little red on it. Acting fine. Constipated often-worry?

Small red spot in 2 yo diaper today. No blood in stool. Other day took rectal temp. Mucus w/ little red on it. Acting fine. Constipated often-worry?

OK unless recurring: Even if it is blood, a small amount, one event would not be anything to worry about. It could be due to the thermometer causing some mild trauma or constipation. It could also not even be blood. I would have it checked if it is recurring or if there is a larger amount of blood. ...Read more

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Noticable change in stools, Foul smell accompanied with blood in stool and white mucus and infrequent bowel movements. What could this be at 24 yrs old?

Noticable change in stools, Foul smell accompanied with blood in stool and white mucus and infrequent bowel movements. What could this be at 24 yrs old?

Blood in stool: The combination of blood in the stool with accompanying mucus is possibly suggestive of some form of inflammation of the colon, or colitis. There are also other possibilities, but since it is such a big change in your normal stool appearance, I would recommend you see your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter has blood in stool. Several days ago it had mucous. She says she has to go I put diaper on and either it's just blood. Or blood with poop?

My daughter has blood in stool. Several days ago it had mucous. She says she has to go I put diaper on and either it's just blood. Or blood with poop?

Needs to be seen: There are several possibilities all of which need to be evaluated by a doctor. These include infection, colon polyp, meckels diverticulum, and hemorrhoids. Go to your doctor tomorrow. If she is feeling weak, looks ill or has a fast heart rate go to er tonight as her blood level may be low. ...Read more

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What could mimic dark bloody stool? Months now of maroon-tinged sticky gunk (mucus?) with & w/o stool. Looks like blood but home occult test neg + GI workup found no blood source. Not anemic either.

What could mimic dark bloody stool? Months now of maroon-tinged sticky gunk (mucus?) with & w/o stool. Looks like blood but home occult test neg + GI workup found no blood source. Not anemic either.

Like red wine?: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, ; other factors. Consider what supplements you consume regularly, foods frequently eaten, or any other ingestants or medications taken (a lot of red-colored beverages?). ...Read more

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What is the cause of blood in stool?

Get an examination: You need to get a medical check up to find the cause of the blood in your stool. The most common cause is hemorroids but the most serious reason could be cancer in the large bowel. Only a medical examination by your doctor can tell the difference between the two. So get a medical check up done soon. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube, the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more


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Bloody Or Red Colored Stools (Definition)

Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal fissure, and rarely, intussusception. ...Read more