Mucus In Stool

Mucus is a jelly substance present in the stool. Having a large amount of visible mucus in stool indicates a sign of digestive problems. Increased mucus in the stool occurs in conditions such as Crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal infection, and anal fissures. It needs treatment if it occurs with other symptoms such as blood in stool, abdominal pain, and changes in bowel movements. It is treated depending on the cause.

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Recently I started to notice some yellow mucus in my stool. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently I started to notice some yellow mucus in my stool. My stool comes out like a big piece, and some come out held together with the mucus. The rest is soft and contains no mucus. Is this concerning at all? Do I need to investigate further? I drink about three liters of water daily, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is not uncommon to have a certain degree of change in stool consistency daily. It depends upon the diet you take. More vegetables and fruits make the stools softer; on the contrary, a high intake of meat and less fiber would make stools quantity small and hard. Th...  Read Full »

My daughter has ulcerative colitis. Is it normal to get white mucus in her stools?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is your old patient. Just to recall, she had ulcerative colitis. She was taking tablet 6-MP 25 mg every other day along with folic acid. After the colonoscopy, you suggested 25 mg tablet 6-MP each day with 2 gm Pentasa and 5 mg folic Acid. We did a couple of blood tests aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Murugesh Mallaiyappan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. After reviewing the history, it looks like an overdose of 6-MP (Mercaptopurine). I suggest you continue the 6-MP tablet on alternate days. LFT (liver function tests) report was normal. Occasional mucus in stool can be i...  Read Full »

I got a stomach bug with a lot of clear mucus in the stool. Is the mucus serious?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a stomach bug this morning. I had severe diarrhea and throwing. I am starting to feel a little better. I noticed that the stool had turned to water and had a lot of clear mucus. The same episode had happened a few months ago, so I booked a colonoscopy after three months. Do yo...  Read Full »

Dr. Jagdish Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like indigestion or food poisoning. So I suggest, 1. Oral rehydration salts or Electral or coconut water. 2. Capsule Racecadotril 100 mg three times daily. 3. Capsule Pantoprazole and Domperidone once daily before breakfast. 4. Tablet Norflox (Norfloxac...  Read Full »

My stool has brown mucus and rounded, white material. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. My weight is 98 kg. I have diarrhea that started three days ago. Now, my stool has some brown mucus and white rounded material. Please help me out.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and understand your concern. You have acquired an active infection of the intestines called acute gastroenteritis. The brown mucus and white material are the pus cells of the infection. They indicate that there is an infection in ...  Read Full »

What causes mucous in stool and abnormal bowel movements in children?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3.5 year old daughter has irregular bowel movements with a recent problem of mucus in stool. Earlier also, she did not poop regularly. I use laxative when she does not poop for two to three days consecutively. Recently, she has a problem of mucus in her stool for approximately a month...  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Does she pass hard stools or normal stools with irregularity? Any history of blood in stools? Does she also complain of pain during defecation around the anal area? Has she ever passed stools in bulk sometime? Did you get her thyroid profile done? Does she have any o...  Read Full »

Why am I having decreased appetite and abdominal pain with a headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old unmarried female. I am having decreased appetite, abdominal fullness, mucus in stools, dull pain in the upper abdomen, and get a headache sometimes. I have asthma and take Formosone 125 inhaler, Doxofylline, and Montelukast. I also keep getting aphthous ulcer every mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for uploading the blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your renal and thyroid function are normal. The borderline value of potassium can be easily fixed by a good intake of fruits on a daily basis. Coming to your symptoms, I understand t...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to toilet last week and noticed a tiny speck of blood while wiping. I am not sure whether it was blood. Yesterday, I went to the toilet in the morning and noticed a dark maroon-type substance mixed with my stool while wiping. On other wipes, it was not present. So I became sad and...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The image taken before a week does not show any blood. Yesterday's photo shows a jelly-type material or mucus. But this does not look like blood. I agree that this is a part of your food....  Read Full »

Why am I having mucus in my stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been constipated for four days. I have taken a laxative with very little output. I took an enema yesterday, that is day three, and all that passed was mucus with no blood in the mucus. I keep having the urge to go, and all that is passing is mucus. I have drunk a gallon of wate...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am very sorry about your health condition. What enema did you take? Few enemas may lead to irritation of anal mucosa lead to passing only mucous in stools. Other possibilities for constipation are hypothyroidism, electrolyte imbalance like hypokalemia, low fiber in...  Read Full »

What causes constipation and white like substance in stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I am concerned about the things happening in my stomach. It got started with mild constipation. After that, I started to notice some discomfort on the left side of the abdomen. This increased my curiosity and searched the condition online. This was a huge mistake done ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from constipation. You have this problem due to diet and lifestyle. Try to increase your fluid intake, fiber intake, probiotics, and take gentle laxatives at bedtime. As you do not have these symptoms often, then you do not have a chance to have cancer...  Read Full »

I notice some blood and mucus in my stools. Does it indicate Crohn's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, One month ago, I had bloody diarrhea, fever, and fatigue. Doctor tested stool for bacteria but found nothing. Bloody diarrhea and diarrhea eventually went away. I am feeling a lot better now. However, some symptoms concern me. My stomach and intestines keep making gurgling and growlin...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to See following an infection of Intestine (that is what you had initially), and there occurs some damage to the digestive and absorptive capacity of the Intestine. This leads to indigestion and malabsorption of food that you consume. But the presence of blood is of bit...  Read Full »

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