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What Can Cause Mucus And Blood In Stool
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
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
Can a normal polyp that isn't cancer/precancerous cause symptoms like mucus and blood in stool? How big risk is a cancer in colon/rectal in a 18 yr boy
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
Hi, I've noticed dark brown mucus in rectum after every BM. Is this mucus mixed with my stool or something else? Have not seen any blood in stool.
See doctor: And get checked and diagnosed then it can be treated, ...Read more
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?
My 3 yo has had large stools lately. Got over GI BUG Last wk. Wears diapers. Last night and today noticed small mucus tinged w blood in stool. Worry?
Blood in stool.: If this continues would see your pediatrician. If it stops itself should be OK. Always better safe than sorry. ...Read more
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?
Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach- (had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.
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
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
Mucus in stool x 1 week, 1 episode of blood in stool with mucus. Bloat, gas. History bloody stool yrs ago. How should I alter my diet, or just see a GI doc?
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
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
-suffering bloody stools (decreasing) -mucus in blood - no stomach pains -toilet frequency changed slightly what should I do?
See your doctor: Bloody stools can be a sign of malignancy or other serious diseases. ...Read more
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
A lot of things: Many things can cause blood in the stool (i presume you talk about bright red blood and not black tarry stools) including simple things like hemorrhoids or fissures or more serious things like colitis, polyps, or even cancer. Any blood in the stool should be evaluated. Visit your family doc and he/she will likely send you to a gastroenterologist. Best to you. ...Read more
Blood in stool from 2 days. Like jelly... but having no pain. ..stool is hard. .. what may causes??
Many: Blood in stool could be caused by multiple things. Its better to have an appropriate history and physical exam to be certain. It could be something minor as an anal fissure or internal hemorrhoids. Have it checked. ...Read more
No: Palafer usually refers to iron supplements. It can make your stool appear black and possibly look like bleeding but usually I would expect such a medication being used for people who have blood loss from other causes such as GI related diseases. Patient should see a local gastroenterologist if any signs of bleeding reported in the stool. ...Read more
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
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
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