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Doctor insights on: What Does Occasional Mucus In The Stool Indicate If Anything

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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 am experiencing a thick, sticky, stringy mucus in stool, this has been for minimum of two months. I occasionally see dark red blood along with this.

I am experiencing a thick, sticky, stringy mucus in stool, this has been for minimum of two months. I occasionally see dark red blood along with this.

See md: several possibilities including infection, parasites, inflammation, polyps, etc.Tumors/cancers less likely at your age, but not impossble.Dark red blood is a more concerning symptom/sign. Get examined ...Read more

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What are causes of whites of eyes being yellow, yellow stools with mucus, pain in middle of right rib cage occasionally?

Possible jaundice: If both your sclera (white part if eyes) is yellow, that can be due to jaundice which has to do with your liver...You should see a family doctor to have some blood work and check your liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Hello. 26/male. My problem is excessive flatulence, bloating and occasionally loose foamy stools early in the morning for a few months. No blood/mucus?

Hello. 26/male. My problem is excessive flatulence, bloating and occasionally loose foamy stools early in the morning for a few months. No blood/mucus?

Excessive Flatulence: Thank you for informing about your residence in Rawalpindi,Pakistan. See an Internist for possible Diagnosis of-Traveler’s diarrhea, Food allergies, Food reactions, Lactose intolerance, Gastroenteritis, Malabsorption, Amoebic dysentery, Giardia, Hookworm infection, or Irritable bowel disease; have tests and treatment. Avoid: Fried and fatty foods Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage Beans, legumes ...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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Should i be concerned with infrequent mucous and blood in my stool?

Evaluation: Yes, because this is recurrent it certainly warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Weird green mucous in stool, no odor, no pain, have had yellow and clear but not green, should I be concerned? Stomach hurts occasionally after eating

Mucus: Mucus in stool occurs with colitis or irritable bowel syndrome. Abdominal discomfort after a meal, and especially if associated with loose stools, is another symptom seen in irritable bowel syndrome. Determine what foods bother you. Avoid harsh roughage in your diet. If symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Daily abdominal & back pain, occasional spotting, mucous on stools for 4 weeks+. Transvaginal u/sound clear. Awaiting GI referral. What could it be?

Daily abdominal & back pain, occasional spotting, mucous on stools for 4 weeks+. Transvaginal u/sound clear. Awaiting GI referral. What could it be?

Two issues: The spotting and the mucus are not likely related. Each will have a cause. The gyn doc could help explain the spotting. The GI doc the mucous. Either issue can be related to the back pain. ...Read more

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