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Recently I see yellow/brownish mucus in my stool often. I have 1-2 BM's/day. Not much strain/non completeness. Stool is mushy always. Not tarry. I'v seen very little bright blood in mucus in few occasions. No tendernss. Hvy fart. HB 14. Is this CA sym?

Recently I see yellow/brownish mucus in my stool often. I have 1-2 BM's/day. Not much strain/non completeness. Stool is mushy always. Not tarry. I'v seen very little bright blood in mucus in few occasions. No tendernss. Hvy fart. HB 14. Is this CA sym?

Stool Issues: I wouldn't automatically jump to cancer without first knowing what your risk factors are- family history, etc. What is concerning is the blood and mucus in the stool, which could be for a variety of reasons. You should this get evaluated as soon as possible. ...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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What causes yellow mucus to occur in stool, accompanied by lots of gas, and slight mushy but in balls?

What causes yellow mucus to occur in stool, accompanied by lots of gas, and slight mushy but in balls?

Good possibilities: 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. Stool studies & exam should help to at least start addressing some of these possibilities. ...Read more

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I have extremely bad gas and bloating. My stools are now yellow and have mucus. I have been in constant pain for 2yrs. I have been through many tests?

I have extremely bad gas and bloating. My stools are now yellow and have mucus. I have been in constant pain for 2yrs. I have been through many tests?

Seek more opinions: I suggest you seek a consultation with a gastroenterologist (a medical specialist in diseases of the GI tract.) in the meantime, I suggest good hydration, a balanced diet, and yogurt or probiotics. There are too many possibilities to discuss, but your situation is not normal, and I encourage you to take charge of your medical health. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm so upset bcz twice or three times a week I pass normal stools but I often pass stool s with yellow foam and white mucus?

I'm so upset bcz twice or three times a week I pass normal stools but I often pass stool s with yellow foam and white mucus?

Stool: I would see a doctor about that and have your stool examined to make certain you do not have a parasite or some type of infection or underlying bowel disorder. ...Read more

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How to stop having yellow mucus?

Restate question: Specifying where mucous is coming from/

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Is yellow mucus considered a infection?

Is yellow mucus considered a infection?

Viral?: Color is not definitive for infection, but generally, clear to yellow mucus would be more normal for an allergy mediated or viral infection. ...Read more

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Can coughing up yellow mucus be a factor of hiv?

Can coughing up yellow mucus be a factor of hiv?

Highly unlikely: This is most likely acute bronchitis.

However, it is useful to have HIV screening as a routine anyway.

Check with your doc as you are concerned. ...Read more

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What is this yellow mucus stuff in the corner of my eyes?

What is this yellow mucus stuff in the corner of my eyes?

Mucus: The usually light yellow substance that collects in the corners of the eyes is mucus. It's made by the membrane that surrounds your eye. It also has moisture and oil secretions associated with it. If your eyes are otherwise healthy feeling, then not to worry. If they are dry, scratchy, allergic etc, then your eye may make much more, or secrete purulent material that is copious and very sticky. ...Read more

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What causes yellow cervical mucus along with implantation?

Hormones: Estrogen and Progesterone are made by the ovaries during a menstrual cycle. Estrogen (highest around ovulation but still elevated during implantation time) increased cervical mucus production. ...Read more

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Chest feels heavy and coughing up yellow/green mucus. What to do?

Chest feels heavy and coughing up yellow/green mucus. What to do?

See your doctor: Depending on how long this has been going on will help to determine whether this infection that you have is viral or bacterial. The answer will help to determine whether you will need and benefit from an antibiotic. The fact that the mucus is discolored does not mean that it is bacterial. That decision is based on a variety of factors including how long your symptoms have been going on. ...Read more

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What determines whether vaginal discharge (mucus?) is clear or yellow?

What determines whether vaginal discharge (mucus?) is clear or yellow?

Why?: I am not sure why this is important to you. Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your pa. ...Read more

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If you are coughing up yellow green mucus an has little blood is that bad?

Infection: Depends on how long this has been going on. If it is just recent, it may be a viral infection and a superimposed bacterial sinus or bronchial infection if it has been more than a week. See your doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I had a colon cleanse and there was lots of yellow and mucus? Wnhat is this?

I had a colon cleanse and there was lots of yellow and mucus? Wnhat is this?

Dangerous: Colonic cleansing especially hydrotherapy can be quite harmful. Excessive colon cleansing may actually harm the bowel’s ability to function properly by weakening the colon muscles, thus making them less efficient. Certain medications used can cause kidney damage. There are reports of colonic perforation after hydrotherapy. Furthermore there is no proven benefit in any of this. ...Read more

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What does it mean I cough up yellow mucus every morning just mornings I don't feel sick?

What does it mean I cough up yellow mucus every morning just mornings I don't feel sick?

Post nasal drip: During the night, significant amounts of mucus can collect in the upper airway, back of the throat/nose. Upon awakening, the body's response is to expel this mucus to clear the airway. When mucus is exposed to air it is oxidized (turns yellow or green). If it stays discolored, think of infection, if it goes clear during day, think allergy. An allergist can assist in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having brown vaginal mucus discharge daily vs yellow or white what can be the cause?

I'm having brown vaginal mucus discharge daily vs yellow or white what can be the cause?

Infection?: There are many causes of abnormal vaginal discharge, but colored vaginal discharge usually means infection, including STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or trichomonas if you are at risk. Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have vaginal discharge which looks like mucus with slight yellow color to it what can it be?

See doctor: The vagina is "self-cleaning, " by which I mean that there is always some scant discharge of mucus and cellular debris, and that douches are not needed... and can actually cause infections. Anything that goes into the vagina or any stress/illness/medications can potentially harm the normal balance of the organisms living in the vagina, leading to a bacterial or yeast overgrowth. Also possible STD. ...Read more

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I have dried yellow mucus stuck to my nose help how can I get it gone will it eventually go away?

Yes: Apply a warm washcloth and leave it there until cool. Repeat. Carefully rub away the mucus. Sleep with a humidifier if this is happening in the morning. You may need to see someone to find out why this is suddenly happening. ...Read more

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What may be causing a yellow thick mucus looking type vaginal discharge but no odor and no other symptoms?

What may be causing a yellow thick mucus looking type vaginal discharge but no odor and no other symptoms?

Discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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What condition would cause someone to have cough up yellow/frothy mucus & become hypoxic during coughing episodes?

What condition would cause someone to have cough up yellow/frothy mucus & become hypoxic during coughing episodes?

Multiple causes: Agree with the other responders. You also have to consider pertussis. You folks in California are having a big problem with pertussis. You are about to hit 7000 cases in 2014. This person needs a thorough evaluations, causes can be cardiac, pulmonary, infectious, etc. Etc. Etc. ...Read more

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Hello, I had unprotected sex now I am heavily dripping down there with a clear very slightly yellow liquid/mucus I feel it dripping down?

Hello, I had unprotected sex now I am heavily dripping down there with a clear very slightly yellow liquid/mucus I feel it dripping down?

Timing: If this fluid was noted right after having sex, then it is probably semen. If it has been a while, like days, a slightly yellow discharge can be normal based hydration and foods eaten. However if it is enough to drip out if the vagina without recent intercourse, I would recommend a pelvic examination to check for infection. ...Read more

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Took co amoxiclav 625 mg for 7 days for sinusitis. Still have symptoms but less like yellow mucus and cough. Should I let it heal itself or go back?

Took co amoxiclav 625 mg for 7 days for sinusitis. Still have symptoms but less like yellow mucus and cough. Should I let it heal itself or go back?

Sinusitis: Can be acute or chronic, it needs to be diagnosed right and treated appropriately so it won't recurr. I'm not sure of the dosage you received of the co amoxiclav, which is one of the indicated medicines for sinusitis, if the 625 mg dose, it should be 3 /day for 10-14 days in acute sinusitis, several more weeks if you have the chronic type. You did improve some, so continue and see an ENT doctor ...Read more

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My stool has went from being black & tar looking, to yellow with bright yellow mucus & now it is a really light clay looking color. Why might this be?

My stool has went from being black & tar looking, to yellow with bright yellow mucus & now it is a really light clay looking color. Why might this be?

Could be trouble. CMD: Black, tarry looking stool can be a sign of bleeding in the gut (>3-4 ounces of blood-a lot), also seen w/iron pills, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). Yellow stools can be seen with a variety of issues, including pancreatic problems. Clay colored stools can be seen with blockage of bile ducts, less with certain antacids, barium from Xray tests. SEE MD ASAP to make sure you don't have a SERIOUS problem. ...Read more