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20 year old having mucus in stool, belching. History of heart disease. Advice?

I am 20 years old, female, 5 1 , and about 125 pounds. Lately I ve been experiencing a lot of mucus in my poop (as in mucus usualyl amkes up 80 to 100% of all of my bowel movements) and I ve had a lot of problems with belching . This has been going on for about a week now and I can t see a doctor for another week, what should I do? I have a heart disease but I don t think it s related.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query. You have not mentioned the nature of heart disease.

You are apparently suffering from either, an acute amebic/giardia infection along with alteration of gut bacterial flora (bad bacteria are more than good bacteria in the gut). A 5-7 days' course of Metronidazole; plus, 4 weeks' course of Probiotics, such as, Lactobacilli; and a short course of an anti-acid drug will cure the problem.

Other possibility is irritable bowel syndrome (particularly if you have constant mental stress/anxiety/depression). Treatment of these conditions (if any) will relieve your problems significantly.

Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he will agree with me, order required tests, and- based on the reports- will prescribe suitable/modified treatment as advised.

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Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Thu, 26 Dec 2013
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