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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

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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Lab results: hight tibc, normal range iron and saturation. Have been passing mucus and blood(few times in past few months) even without stool. Awaiting colonoscopy. Could my lab results mean anemia?

Lab results: hight tibc, normal range iron and saturation. Have been passing mucus and blood(few times in past few months) even without stool. Awaiting colonoscopy. Could my lab results mean anemia?

Depends on your Hemo: Anemia, by definition, means low hemoglobin level. So we need to know your hemoglobin(hb) in order to answer your question. If it is over 12 grams, you do not need to worry about your iron and TIBC etc. ...Read more

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I've had abnormal stools for years now and my chest feels covered cant feel my beat. I get red easily does that mean have cancer ? Stressing out about it. Mucus stool but no blood. Did X-ray for heart and blood work. Did catscan no sighn of tumor

I've had abnormal stools for years now and my chest feels covered cant feel my beat. I get red easily does that mean have cancer ? Stressing out about it. Mucus stool but no blood. Did X-ray for heart and blood work. Did catscan no sighn of tumor

Sounds ok but..: if stools red , bloody see gastroenterologist, if heart feels like what you said see cardiologist they can do the right tests, don't worry sounds not serious,especially if all labs including cbc,cmp,tsh, normal[complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel,thyroid stimulating hormone, vitamin d level[25[oh]D] , serum iron level . good lifestyle is all u can do, never smoke, mild alcohol.walk ...Read more

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I have blood and mucus in stool, bloating, mouth sores and an itchy rash on my elbows. Are these related? What could it mean?

I have blood and mucus in stool, bloating, mouth sores and an itchy rash on my elbows. Are these related? What could it mean?

They may be related: This sounds as if you should be seen by a GI doctor and evaluated in detail as you may be having the onset of an inflammatory bowel condition, and these can also present with skin and mucous membrane findings. See someone asap. Bring a full list of all your symptoms and the time frames in which they occur, along with all medical records. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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When I go poop the first drops mucus. Then after it has blood. If I still have to poop but it's just blood. 27 female?

When I go poop the first drops mucus. Then after it has blood.  If I still have to poop but it's just blood. 27 female?

Could be: Hemorrhoids.Depends on if you are straining a lot lately or sitting at job much of the time for instance and there is ana-rectal pain upon attempting bm's and excessive itching otherwise. If blood is spotting only and this sounds familiar try non medical counter measures e.g. Baby wipes to wipe, tucks, (witch hazel) whole veggies and fruits to gently soften stools etc.If no improvement see doc next week. ...Read more

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My 3yr old i pooping hard pellets cuvered with mucus with little blood. Only in the mornings her first trip to the bathroom and in painz?

Constipation: Constipation is extremely common. When stools are very hard and difficult to have, it means that your child is constipated. I recommend miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or an off brand of the same thing, which is just a sugar that our bodies do not absorb. Give 1 cap full in 8 oz of fluid (water is fine) everyday. We want to stools to be mushy like applesauce so play with the dose, but give it everyday. ...Read more

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In 10' got nervous about something and started pooping clear mucus. Went away, after feeling nervous it is back. No blood/pain/sickness, i can poop!

In 10' got nervous about something and started pooping clear mucus. Went away, after feeling nervous it is back. No blood/pain/sickness, i can poop!

See a doctor: You might have irritable bowel syndrome, but there's still has other etiology. You need to see a doctor first and get a full exam. There's medication can treat your problem. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing mucus when I poop, but lately it's been chunks of clear/whitish mucus. Coming out. No blood or discomfort. Should I worry?

I've been experiencing mucus when I poop, but lately it's been chunks of clear/whitish mucus. Coming out.  No blood or discomfort. Should I worry?

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. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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I have been pooping a ton of this clear slippery mucusy stuff for the past 4 months non-stop, just mucus no poop and sometimes with blood present?

I have been pooping a ton of this clear slippery mucusy stuff for the past 4 months non-stop, just mucus no poop and sometimes with blood present?

See your doc.: This can't be good. Should see your doc to consider doing some studies and think about looking up your backside to make sure that you don't have significant disease. ...Read more

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My son is 1.10yo today when he pooped,there was a small very small mucus with a small blood i guess,but poop was normal should i worry?

My son is 1.10yo today when he pooped,there was a small very small mucus with a small blood i guess,but poop was normal should i worry?

Keep an eye on it: keep an eye on this. 1 isolated incident is not significant but if this persists then bring it to the physician's attention ...Read more

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My boyfriend put alcohol in his rectum last night and now he's pooping mucus and blood; should I take him to the hospital? He said he's in pain

My boyfriend put alcohol in his rectum last night and now he's pooping mucus and blood; should I take him to the hospital? He said he's in pain

Yes yes: Alcohol is a drying agent that removes water from cells and used in pathology to process tissue obtained for biopsies. It kills the cells by replacing intracellular water. He may have done some serious damage to his rectum and at least caused sloughing of mucosal cells and bleeding and is at risk for infection and serious injury. ...Read more

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I think i'm pooping blood, but it looks more like red mucus. What is this? It's just red and looks thicker than liquid with yellowish mucus with it.

I think i'm pooping blood, but it looks more like red mucus. What is this? It's just red and looks thicker than liquid with yellowish mucus with it.

See your doctor!: Pooping blood and mucus is not normal, and could signify some conditions which need treatment. Otherwise it could get worse. Inflammatory bowel diseases can produce diarrhea with blood and mucus like this. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. Be well. ...Read more

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My bro has been suffering for a year. Poops aft every eating just abt anythg. Vry vry skinny & tired. Blood & mucus in poop. What is he suffering frm?

My bro has been suffering for a year. Poops aft every eating just abt anythg. Vry vry skinny & tired. Blood & mucus in poop. What is he suffering frm?

He needs to be check: He needs to be checked, he probabely has a gastrointestinal condition causing him to poop after eating, not gaining weight, tired
needs a thorough history and physical exam and may need blood test and a referal to a gastroenterologist for further testing
he may have inflammatory bowel disease or malabsorption syndrome, celiac disese etc
so cosult your doctoror a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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For the last 3months everytine i eat I have to poop within10mins always diarrhoea severe pain as well some of the stools have blood mucus oily?

For the last 3months everytine i eat I have to poop within10mins always diarrhoea severe pain as well some of the stools have blood mucus oily?

See a GI Doc: Not completely sure about what it going on, but it sounds like you need to see a GI doc. It could be anything from a severe food allergy in your gut to inflammatory bowel disease (which is more what it sounds like). Either way, you should see them sooner than later to get a diagnosis on what could be a serious health issue. ...Read more

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Baby is 6 weeks old and been fussy all day. Not wanting to eat much, cries when eats. Poop is mustard/seedy w/ dark mucus and a tiny blood. Concern?

Baby is 6 weeks old and been fussy all day. Not wanting to eat much, cries when eats. Poop is mustard/seedy w/ dark mucus and a tiny blood. Concern?

This may be fixable: This is the time and behavior associate with colic that is common. No one really knows the cause but I believe there are many different causes given a young infant digestive tract. Stools sound normal. As a normal stage, fussy times begin between 3 to 6 weeks, resulting in a unconsololable baby between 6/9 pm of age. These episodes usually last for one ...Read more

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Ibd or ibs? Inflamed right side pain and pooping mucus. No blood or anything in it, only mucus. Out hurts, how can I stop this?

Ibd or ibs? Inflamed right side pain and pooping mucus. No blood or anything in it, only mucus. Out hurts, how can I stop this?

Mucus & more...: Mucus occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced due to partial obstruction, chronic constipation/stool impaction, 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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Had colic and green,bloody,mucus poops.Eliminated all allergens from my diet and gave reflux meds.Baby happy.Poop-no blood and orange.why mucus still?

Had colic and green,bloody,mucus poops.Eliminated all allergens from my diet and gave reflux meds.Baby happy.Poop-no blood and orange.why mucus still?

Inflammation: likely caused the previous symptoms in your baby and you resolved these by adjusting your diet resulting in a happy baby with orange stool and ongoing mucous. Orange color to the stool is a variant of normal and of no concern. It will take longer for the mucous to stop as the inflammation that caused the bloody stools has to heal. Have your pediatrician check to see that your baby is growing and gaining weight well and that there is no longer traces of blood in the stool. Rarely a baby will have an enterocolitis caused by milk proteins and if present there will be traces of blood in the stool not necessarily visible. This is unlikely if the baby is comfortable and thriving. If you would like to discuss this in more detail feel free to contact me though Concierge at www.healthtap.com/freisleben
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I was sick nd after my body cleaned out my stomach i started pooping just mucues nd pink which i believ to b blood. Nd now after i poop its mucus/bloo?

I was sick nd after my body cleaned out my stomach i started pooping just mucues nd pink which i believ to b blood. Nd now after i poop its mucus/bloo?

See a GI doctor: It is not clear from your question whether you were treated with antibiotics, which would make c. Difficile colitis more likely, but this certainly sounds like an inflammatory condition of the large bowel and this needs urgent evaluation and diagnosis and then appropriate management. Please go soon and hope this will clear up quickly. ...Read more

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Hi there OK so I feel like I need to poop but when I try all that seems to come out is blood and mucus and a very sore stomach? Thanks

Rectal bleeding: The combination of rectal bleeding, mucus production, and a sore abdomen are suspicious for the possibility of colitis. There are many potential reasons for colitis, and it needs to be sorted out by your physician. See your doctor or a gastroenterologist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Got ulcerative colitis been pooping blood increased my pills yesterday. I pooped 1 big dry red poop with mucus i think. Came out in an ellipse shape?

Got ulcerative colitis been pooping blood increased my pills yesterday. I pooped 1 big dry red poop with mucus i think. Came out in an ellipse shape?

You need to discuss : This with the doctor managing your uc meds. You may need an adjustment in your meds or at the least he needs to follow your progress closely. ...Read more

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I'm having foul/awful/disgusting smelling gas, mucous when i poop-both on toilet paper & in toilet and occasionally blood, what are these symptoms of?

I'm having foul/awful/disgusting smelling gas, mucous when i poop-both on toilet paper & in toilet and occasionally blood, what are these symptoms of?

Diet Intolerance: Though diet intolerance to something can cause changes in your bowel pattern, blood is never, never normal or due to diet. This must be checked immediately by a gastroenterologist and at 30 usually nothing of alarm is ever found but it needs to be checked. Too much fat in the diet could also cause these issues as well as some kind of intestinal infection again best checked by a gastroenterology. ...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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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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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 is it if you see a small trace of blood and yellow mucus in your stool?

What is it if you see a small trace of blood and yellow mucus in your stool?

Unsure: Could be an intolerance to something like dairy. Could be a one time event. If you develop any other symptoms such as blood or cramping, i would get checked. ...Read more

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Slightly pinkish white mucus in stool, had blood test everything was normal ?

Slightly pinkish white mucus in stool, had blood test everything was normal ?

Stool tests needed: you need a stool test.blood test would check for anemia from bleeding or a systemic infection but you need a stool test. ...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?

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

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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