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When I have a bowel movement it a mucas like substance around it why is that?

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Dr. Jill Carnahan
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

Mucous in the stool is usually a sign of inflammation or infection.
It would be wise to have your blood counts checked for signs of infection and a stool test for wbcs, ova & parasites, culture and blood.

In brief: Infection

Mucous in the stool is usually a sign of inflammation or infection.
It would be wise to have your blood counts checked for signs of infection and a stool test for wbcs, ova & parasites, culture and blood.
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Dr. Jill Carnahan
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mucusy stool or ?

Are you seeing oily stools with floating oil droplets (which implies fat maldigestion from use of dietary fat blockers, pancreatic and/or biliary disease, small bowel malabsorption, or excessive dietary fat intake) or mucusy stool (due to a range of conditions from inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, or "functional" due to rectal dysfunction, colon delay, or irritable bowel syndrome)? Need tests.

In brief: Mucusy stool or ?

Are you seeing oily stools with floating oil droplets (which implies fat maldigestion from use of dietary fat blockers, pancreatic and/or biliary disease, small bowel malabsorption, or excessive dietary fat intake) or mucusy stool (due to a range of conditions from inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, or "functional" due to rectal dysfunction, colon delay, or irritable bowel syndrome)? Need tests.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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