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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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. Penchala Prasad 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 »

Is it normal to have mucus in stools?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having bowel problems and mild pain outside the anus for the past month. I went to a proctologist who did not see anything and thought it was a skin issue. Also, I have constipation and feeling like I need to pass stools all the time, but only tiny amounts came out. I went t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I agree there is an excessive amount of mucus, and the second photo shows probably a worm from intestinal flukes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). However, an undigested food which you have taken a couple of days back is also a possibility....  Read Full »

Is it normal to get ribbon-like stools with cramps?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old woman. I asked a question concerning my stools last week as well, as there was some visible mucus. Since then, the mucus is a lot less, and I was seen by a doctor who performed an anoscopy, which was expected. He told me not to worry. My stools usually are quite wel...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, I remember about the last time we had a conversation. Anoscopy was expected to be normal since it was only local irritation of the rectal lining due to local trauma, as we discussed last time. I hope you have avoided the rectal temp. I was monitoring afterward. ...  Read Full »

How to manage a pimple-like growth in the anus with bleeding and greenish mucus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old male. I have been having a lot of pain while passing a motion for the past one week. The pain used to last for three to four hours. Off late, have noticed a pimple-like growth near the anus. Also, I have found traces of blood and a greenish mucus on my underwear. Are th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for attaching the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have checked it. It is anal fissures which are due to long-standing constipation. In such a case, if it is painful, you should visit a general surgeon to check it further and see if th...  Read Full »

What causes bloody diarrhea and vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old female with a height of 5.3 feet and a weight of 170 lbs. Sudden onset makes me feel tired and unmotivated. Since I have an ovarian cyst, I took Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets (birth control). I recently stopped taking Abilify 10 mg and Prozac 20 mg. I als...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the detailed history, and I understand your concern. As far as I understand, all these started with your medications and supplements and smoking. Due to that, it leads to ulcers or tears in the stomach or food canal. Those ulcers are causing bleeding and bl...  Read Full »

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