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Q. What does bloody mucus in stool suggest?

Answered by
Dr. Happykumar Kagathara
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 08, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jul 19, 2019

Hi doctor,

When I am using the restroom, I saw bloody mucus in my stool. What does it mean? Recently, I suffered with diarrhea and black stools. I had treatment for diarrhea and having bloody mucus in stools. Currently, I am taking gastric tablets and medicines to control diarrhea.

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterology Surgical Gastroenterology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern and worry about the severity of the situation.

Loose stool along with increased frequency of stool (6 to7 times per day), mucus and occasional episodes of bleeding suggest inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) involving large intestine.

In this condition, an inner layer of the large intestine becomes inflamed. There will be redness and swelling. Thus produce mucus and liquid consistency of stool secondary to poor absorption of nutrients.

In severe cases, bleeding might occur due to development of ulcer in the inflamed part of the large intestine.


Investigations to be done:

Colonoscopy with biopsy, CBC (complete blood count), stool examination routine and culture.

Probable diagnosis:

Inflammatory bowel disease.

Treatment plan:

Medical treatment for disease. Surgery might require if no response from medical treatment or progression of disease.

Regarding follow up:

Revert back with the reports to a medical gastroenterologist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist


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