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What does it mean if my baby's poop has mucous in it?

What does it mean if my baby's poop has mucous in it?

Possibly an allergy: Stools can be many different colors (yellow, brown and green) and can also be different consistencies. Occasionally, infant stools can also contain mucous. If your baby is happy, gaining weight and the stool does not have blood in it, it is probably normal. If not, it might mean that your baby has an allergy to something he/she is eating (usually cow's milk or soy protein). ...Read more

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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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I have mucous in my poop, and have frequent stools, what could that mean?

I have mucous in my poop, and have frequent stools, what could that mean?

Many possibilities: This is a situation in which you should see a physician asap. It is unclear what the source of this is, but a good history, physical exam, and appropriate labs and possibly an endoscopy should help to determine the cause and suggest therapy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a babies poops are total mucus and water with no form to them?

What does it mean when a babies poops are total mucus and water with no form to them?

Diahrea: This sounds like diahhrea. Though newborns have non formed it only exist when breast feding but it looks yellow brown and like small seeds. If it becomes mucousey give brat diet but continue to feed ,atleast hydrate and call MD if cntinues ...Read more

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My stomach hurts my poop comes out in pieces with thick white mucus an feels like there is more but nothing comes out what's that mean?

Mucus & more...: Mucus occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. You're describing "scybalous stool" & sense of incomplete evacuation, so mucus may also be produced due to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous rectal tumors. No bleeding, weight loss, fever, tenderness...Right? Call your doc to get checked. ...Read more

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My daughter is three months old and 5 days ago we had a stool exam because her poops is mushy green, watery and it has mucus. her puss is 0-1..what does it mean?for now her pedia gave her antibiotic..

My daughter is three months old and 5 days ago we had a stool exam because her poops is mushy green, watery and it has mucus. her puss is 0-1..what does it mean?for now her pedia gave her antibiotic..

Diarrhea : I need more information. Did her doctor request a stool culture? If that was done & it showed bacterial infection then you are on the right track. Modifying her diet and keeping her hydrated is very important. I hope she gets better soon. ...Read more

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I have mucous in my stool. What could that mean?

I have mucous in my stool. What could that mean?

Stool mucus or more?: 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. At the very least stool studies should help address if mucus white bits you're seeing are "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more

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What does really dark brown stool with a little mucous mean? Should i worry i had a colonoscopy last year it was good! hemorrhoids bleed when i wipe

What does really dark brown stool with a little mucous mean?  Should i worry i had a colonoscopy last year it was good! hemorrhoids bleed when i wipe

Unclear: The fact that you had a normal colonoscopy a year ago is reassuring, however i think you should see your primary doctor to check for blood in your stool and identify if any further testing is required. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am pooping out mucous?

Is there a reason why I am pooping out mucous?

Stool mucus or more?: 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. At the very least stool studies should help address if mucus white bits you're seeing are "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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