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Why am i passing mucus both with and without bowel movement?

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Passing mucus both with and without BM; unusual smelling urine
Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 17 minutes later
Thanks for writing to us.
Stool normally contains a small amount of mucus, but passing stools with visible amounts of mucus could be from one of several different diseases or conditions. Mucus in the stool is a common symptom of IBS) and ulcerative colitis, and is seen to a lesser degree in Crohn's disease. A bacterial infection, anal fissure, or a bowel obstruction may also cause the passage of mucus along with stool.
Please visit your physician to undergo physical check up and also to undergo relevant investigations required in your case.
The unusual smell of the urine without any other associated symptoms like burning, frequency of urination, fever, etc may be harmless finding.
There are few possible causes for smelly urine, and have to be ruled out. A simple test on the urine can quickly identify / rule out these conditions.
1. Infection is the commonest cause.
2. There are also conditions that affect the salts and other chemicals produced by the body, which when appearing in urine might make it offensive.
3. Few people develop this problem without an obvious cause
4. In a few instances this problem can sometimes be associated with the use of certain vitamin and supplements or from imbalances in your diet.
Consulting a physician will help in finding out the cause.
I hope my answer and recommendations are adequate and helpful. Waiting for your further follow up queries if any.

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