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What does white discharge with diarrhea indicate?

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My 10 year old son has a whitish, cottony substance clinging to his poop. He has been complaining of stomach aches and has had diarrhea for several days. Today his BM was formed. The white stuff isn't worms. What could it be?

Posted Tue, 21 Nov 2017 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It could be acute dysentery or bacterial infection mucus

Detailed Answer:
Hi....it could be bacillary or bacterial infection or dysentery.

I suggest you get a stool routine test done.

Meanwhile after consulting with your pediatrician you can start antibiotic and zinc supplements.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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