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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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What can cause a pseudo narrowing of colon? And what would be the treatment? Fiber supplements cause more mucus in stool and irritate me more.

What can cause a pseudo narrowing of colon? And what would be the treatment? Fiber supplements cause more mucus in stool and irritate me more.

Hard to say: Hi JonT,
Sorry to hear that you have been feeling poorly. I think this is a topic better discussed in depth with your primary physician. "Pseudo narrowing" is a little bit of an ambiguous term and requires some clarification from your doctor as to what exactly they mean when they say pseudo-narrowing. Further testing may be needed to determine if you have an actual stricture. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Has stringy mucus in stool coloured a light brown and an awful rotten smell. Isn't off form but has been moving his bowls more. What could be wrong?

If he: Is one year old, it may be little more than a food that didn't agree with him, or a virus. If he's younger, closer to 2-3 months, it could be milk protein allergy. ...Read more

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Why am I having pink mucus in stool?

Why am I having pink mucus in stool?

? colitis: Pink mucus in the stool suggests mucus mixed with blood. This is often associate with different inflammatory causes i.e. ulcerative colitis, infectious colitis. You would most likely benefit from an endoscopic evaluation of your colon. ...Read more

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I'm seriously worried! Mucus in stool?

I'm seriously worried! Mucus in stool?

Stool: Mucus is a lubricant in our GI tract – so a small amounts needn't be a concern. However if there are large amounts of mucus especially if associated with blood or abdominal pain– that warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes orange mucus in stool?

Should be evaluated: There can be multiple reasons for mucous in the stool and further reasons why it is orange in color. Causes of mucous in the stool can range from benign to serious. More information would be needed, and you should have this evaluated. It may be irritation in the colon, a polyp, colon inflamation-colitis. Most of the time occasional mucous in the stool may be benign- but must be evaluated. ...Read more

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Could oil and mucus in stool be from using suppossitories?

Suppositories: Yes it is quite possible that the oil and mucus in your stooll, is due to suppositories. ...Read more

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Is mucus in stool normal after an enema?

Is mucus in stool normal after an enema?

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, among others. ...Read more

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Does hemrroids cause blood and mucus in stool?

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 diseases are associated with anal discharges and mucus in stool?

See your: Doc for an eval. You might need a colonoscopy to tell what is going on. It could be nothing serious to a colitis or other more rare problem. Don't cross a bridge till you get there ...Read more

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Is it normal for a child to have mucus in stool after using an enema?

Is it normal for a child to have mucus in stool after using an enema?

Perhaps...: Enemas are almost never used in my pediatric practice, so the 1st concern is what triggered the need for an enema? I would never recommend an enema for your child unless specifically ordered by your pediatrician. The type of enema used may have caused the mucous--or perhaps this mucous was due to the irritant effect of whatever made the use of an enema necessary. If bloody, call your doctor now. ...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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I saw bloody mucus in stool yesterday. Is there something wrong with my digestive system?

I saw bloody mucus in stool yesterday. Is there something wrong with my digestive system?

Yes: It is never normal to see blood in your stool. This is a common symptom of proctitis or hemorrhoids but further evaluation is needed with a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscooy. ...Read more

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Mucus in stool. I just had a clear colonoscopy & have normal bloodwork. What else causes this? What else should I be tested for?

Mucus in stool. I just had a clear colonoscopy & have normal bloodwork. What else causes this? What else should I be tested for?

Working with your MD: You are doing the right things. Keep the dialogue with your MD. He/She is working you up appropriately. ...Read more

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Seeing dr tomorrow for bloody mucus in stool and constipation. What is he likely to do to asses what's wrong with me? What should I expect/prepare?

Seeing dr tomorrow for bloody mucus in stool and constipation. What is he likely to do to asses what's wrong with me? What should I expect/prepare?

Complete eval: Expect a full medical history and gastrointestinal physical examination. Depending on findings, may recommend labs or colonoscopy. ...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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I am suffering with chronic white mucus in stool with a gaping 15 to 20 days last 2 years. My usg whole abdomen report is ok. Pls. Suggest medicine?

I am suffering with chronic white mucus in stool with a gaping 15 to 20 days last 2 years. My usg whole abdomen report is ok. Pls. Suggest medicine?

No need: Mucus in stool is not unusual and, assuming that you have had adequate medical evaluation to exclude serious underlying conditions, does not need specific remedy. ...Read more

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My hobby has a very frequent disease that is stomachache and mucus in stool (means once in a couple of months, in winter season, when place changes)?

My hobby has a very frequent disease that is stomachache and mucus in stool (means once in a couple of months, in winter season, when place changes)?

Irritable bowel: The colon is lined with goblet cells which produce mucus if irritated or inflamed. Periodic abdominal pain and mucus is common in irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) as long as there is no blood seen. Change in diet, season, travel, stress can cause irritable bowel syndrome. Abdominal pain is also a common symptom of as long as the is no red flags i.e. Weight loss, rectal bleeding, vomiting or fever. ...Read more

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What can be causing mucus in stool?

NG: Unusually enough....I've seen quite a bit of this in my HIV practice in the males predominantly. It turns out in my practice the overwhelming cause is rectal gonorrhea. It is not as obvious to culture out as one would think. Blood sometimes follows. Pain may or my not be present. ...Read more

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Can cheese cause mucus in stool?

Can cheese cause mucus in stool?

Doubtful: Mucus discharge in stools usually signifies some inflammatory process in your colon. See a GI doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can too much coffee cause mucus in stool?

Yes: Yes but usually's other things see a primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Is it possible around time of ovulation to have mucus in stool?

Is it possible around time of ovulation to have mucus in stool?

Not sure related?: 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, among others. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of mucus in stool? (clear, sometimes yetllow mucus?

Mucus in stool: Small amounts of mucus are normally found in stool. If you have increasingly large amounts of mucus in stool, especially if accompanied by altered bowel habits, blood, pain, fever, nausea, vomting or weight loss, you should go seek medical attention. Possible causes for increased mucus in stool include irritable bowel syndrome, infectious colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or cancer. ...Read more

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20yrs old. Most likely cause for mucus in stool on an off and pasty textured stool on and off? Dehydration a factor?

Inflammation: Mucus in your stool may suggest inflammation, which could be acute (colitis) or chronic (Crohn disease or ulcerative colitis). If it's on and off in a chronic sense then you need an evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is bright green mucus in stool sign of infection? What needs to be done?

Is bright green mucus in stool sign of infection? What needs to be done?

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. Green tint to your mucus is the color of bile. If this presentation is new or worsening for you, get medically checked. ...Read more

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Will mucus in stool cause a false positive for blood in a FOBT stool test?

No: But depending on the test method there are other causes of false positive. Did you do a guiac test of FIT test. FIT test has fewer false positives, but it only detects colonic bleeds. ...Read more

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