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White Stringy Mucus
Hi Im only 18 weeks and i had a gush of Cloudy white stringy mucus come out should i be concerned?
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
White stringy mucus for 1yr with persistent cough from deep in chest. Very tired. & weak. What could this be?
No association...: There is no association between white stringy mucous in the stools and gallstones or fibromyalgia. The lining of the rectum and colon contains goblet cells that secret mucous providing lubrication to the digestive tract. The presence of mucous in the stool is not pathologic, rather associated with some conditions like ibs (irritable bowel syndrome). ...Read more
Bowel Movement covered in a lot of white stringy mucus. Is this because of ibs or could it be something else.
all stools were covered.
GI Consult: Changes in mucous can be quite normal but you should visit your physician for a full exam and referral to a GI specialist who can take a careful history and do an exam. Based on your history and exam your GI doctor may want to do additional tests such as a stool culture for ova and parasites if necessary or look with a camera to assess you for any inflammatory bowel disease or colitis. Good luck. ...Read more
7 weeks pregnant & with normal bowel movements (1/day), sometimes with cramping. Noticed white stringy mucus in stool for past 7 days.Normal or worms?
Hmmm: Unlikely worms unless you live in a tropical area where worm infection is high. Most likely this is temporary. A stool study may be helpful if persists. ...Read more
Many possibilities: From infectious colitis to inflammatory bowel disease to certain types of tumors, all can produce this in your stools. The only way to find out what is doing this is to see a doctor, preferably a gastroenterologist and provide a full history and undergo a detailed physical and laboratory exam and possibly some procedures. ...Read more
My fecal matter has a white stringy like mucus on it sometimes its a lot and other times not a lot it burns when i defecate.. What is this yeast?
Mucous: Goblet cells line the colon and rectum secreting mucous that provides protection and lubrication. The white stringy substance in the stool is likely mucous, not yeast or a parasite. It should be of no concern. Any burning symptoms might be from a hemorrhoid. See your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Yeast infection?: Cannot diagnose on the internet without an exam and looking at the discharge. Might be helpful to have your obstetrician look at this. Not likely to be harmful to your baby, and hope you have a great one. ...Read more
Wake up every morning with thick stringy white mucus, partial stuffy nose. Difficult to swallow. On antihistamines and take nasal spray?
Indoor allergy?: Frequently indoor allergies manifest as night time or morning symptoms of congestion, nasal discharge and post nasal drip. While medications are helpful (antihistamines and nasal sprays), allergy testing (for dust mite, mold, feathers, etc) to identify if there is a specific trigger could lead to avoidance measures resulting in improvement with less medications! ...Read more
Stringy white/clear bubbly mucus on my throat. constant, not post nasal drop. difficulty shallowing/breathing relieved when burbing.what may be wrong?
Dehydration: People who have trach are always at increased risk of infection and chronic inflammation. If there are other signs of infections (fever, lethargy, altered level of consciousness) seek immediate medical attention. But while you are waiting try increasing the fluid intake of your child. At age 2 they may not be able to adequately express thirst. ...Read more
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When you ovulate can I even get the tiniest bit of stringy mucus even if it's tiny is it still ovulation mucus ?
I am 15 days late and took preg test on May 1- turned out neg so just started on day 16 light mucus like light bleeding and some stringy like?
Period late: If your periods have been regular up to now, depending on your age, ovulation may be delayed, and the onset of your period also will then be delayed. Stress from any source can cause delays in ovulation. To be certain about pregnancy, obtain a serum HCG test in another week. ...Read more
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