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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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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ... Read Full »
My 3-month-old baby passed mucus in her stools. What could be the cause?
Query: Hello doctor, My baby is three months old and has around 4.5-kilogram weight, but he has stool and mucus. Although, fever subsides after giving him antibiotics, the mucus comes in small quantities, and motion is smelly, with two to three episodes per day. Kindly help with what to do for mucus. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. There is no need to give a tablet Paracetamol or antibiotics if the temperature is below 100 degrees Fahrenheit. However, if the temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more, I suggest you provide drops of Crocin 0... Read Full »
I have had diarrhea for a month despite taking medications. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been having diarrhea for almost a month now. The diarrhea is mucus in nature. I have taken Flagyl and the antibiotic Amoxil twice a day for three days. I was fine for a couple of days but now again the diarrhea is back. My stomach growls and is filled with gas sometimes. Kindly ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I am sorry to hear that you have been experiencing diarrhea for a month. It sounds like you have already taken some steps to address the issue by taking antibiotics, but it does not seem to have resolved the problem. My probable diagnosis for ... Read Full »
Why am I suffering from severe constipation and mucus in my stool?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from severe constipation and mucus in my poop. I do not drink enough water. How to treat this condition? Please help. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. A lack of a fiber diet, more fatty foods, and less water can lead to such a clinical presentation. So, I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Include more fiber and fruits in your diet. 2. D... 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 you t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Can pancreatitis cause blood and mucus in stools?
Query: Hello doctor, I am having mucus and bloody stools. The mucus has been occurring for about 10 months, and the bleeding began about one month ago. I have issues with my pancreas for which I am taking Creon, and I had my gallbladder removed due to gallstones seven months ago. I am a 24-year-old female... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine that you must be very upset about your bleeding issue, on the background of pancreatitis problem. You are through pretty tough time, I can imagine that. Well, the post-meal pain seem to be due to pancreatic related. With recurrent pancreatitis, the cal... Read Full »
I had a lot of raw cookie dough, after which I passed stool with mucus and bright red blood. Is it due to some infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weigh 250 lb. I am severely agoraphobic and have panic disorder. I am on Effexor, Lorazepam, Abilify, Diltiazem, and Levothyroxine. Around Christmas, I ate a lot of raw cookie dough, and hours later, I had bright red blood and mucus in... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your case history in detail and attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) as well. You are on multiple medications related to your anxiety and panic attacks. You are overweight and have hypothyroidism on Thyroxine, so wor... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 have had loose stools, mucus in the stools, and incomplete bowel movements for the past year. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, In the past year, I have had the following symptoms: A lot of undigested food in stool, mainly vegetables. The stool is almost completely odorless. Mucus in the stool. Loose stools. Incomplete bowel movements. Narrow stools. What could the problem be? I also had a clear colonoscop... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This can be due to problems with the small bowel. Small bowel diarrhea can be due to various things, namely celiac disease, non-celiac enteropathy, certain small bowel infections, and some small bowel allergies. This requires a thorough cl... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »