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Mucous And Blood In Stools

The presence of mucus and blood in stools is a matter of concern. The presence of blood in stools is known as hematochezia. The intestines secrete mucus as a protection against the bacteria and lubrication of the stools. In conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, proctitis, food poisoning, parasitic infection, allergic colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal ulcer, anal fistula, rectal cancer, etc., are some conditions where mucus and blood are excreted along with stool. It is accompanied by fever and abdominal pain. Treatment options include antimicrobial medications and correction of etiology.

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I have frequent dysentery, and my lab reports showed the presence of pus cells and mucus in the stool. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had dysentery, stomach cramps, and fever for the past two days. It has recurred thrice during the past three months. My test results showed the presence of pus cells and mucus in the stool. I was prescribed tablet Metronidazole three times daily.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Blood in stools can be due to infections, hemorrhoids, inflammatory bowel disease, or solitary rectal ulcer syndrome. From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), your stool test does not show red blood cells (RBC). Pus cells are co...  Read Full »

What causes mucus and blood in stools?

Query: Hello doctor, There is white mucus layer on stool, actually I am suffering since last month. There were two drops of blood after stool had passed and after 5 days at night I had stool with mucus and the next day I went to washroom four times with mild pain in abdominal and I went to the doctor he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand how frustrating you are regarding your problem. I have reviewed your complete history and understand that you have ongoing infection within the lower part of your large bowel which is called as rectum. Medically it is termed as proctitis i.e. inflamm...  Read Full »

What causes blood and mucous in stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 6 inches, and I weigh 60 kg. A few days back, after dinner, I passed stools and while flushing, I found the stool to have mucous and blood. When I attempted to clean the anal region after defecating, I found all three tips of my finge...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Following are the possibilities according to your complaints: Acute dysentery. Piles (hemorrhoids). Inflammatory Bowel Disease. You need to consult a doctor for physical examination. You will need proctoscopy (medical examination of the anal cavity with a thin tube). I...  Read Full »

I have fever and diarrhea with little blood. What does that mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been ill for the past five to six days and seem to gradually be getting better. I had a very strong fever the first night, then very mild fever and lots of diarrhea over the last three days, but yesterday I noticed there was a lot of blood but also last night I managed to get th...  Read Full »

Dr. Yogesh Kumar Sehrawat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are likely to be suffering from dysentery. It is like bloody diarrhea, fever, and loose stools indicating you are having an infection going on. I would like you to get a CBC (complete blood count), stool routine and microscopy tests also done. Till then you shoul...  Read Full »

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