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Is mucus in stool normal when you have diarrhea ?

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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
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In brief: It can be

Diarrhea can occur from inflammation of the bowel due to a number of irritants.
Causes can include virus, bacteria and even toxins produced by microorganisms. Since the bowel is lined with a mucous membrane irritation/inflammation can lead to increased mucous that will show up with diarrhea. About half of thoes with irritable bowel syndrome have mucous with diarrhea.

In brief: It can be

Diarrhea can occur from inflammation of the bowel due to a number of irritants.
Causes can include virus, bacteria and even toxins produced by microorganisms. Since the bowel is lined with a mucous membrane irritation/inflammation can lead to increased mucous that will show up with diarrhea. About half of thoes with irritable bowel syndrome have mucous with diarrhea.
Dr. Peter Corrado
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