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Mucus and red little clumps in stools - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i just passed a stool with mucos and little red clumps that were kind of fiberous and weird im a allergic to some foods but havnt eaten them i have the flu and im 23
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so you are concerned .
Doctor :   about mucous stools
User :   iimy mum died of bowel cancer not long ago i have tests for cancer markers a while agoand they were negative
Doctor :   pellet stools
Doctor :   ok
User :   no they were normal except one was really long and skinny and mucossy and floating
Doctor :   I got you now
User :   and the other had mucos as well but i also noticed little red lumpos in them
Doctor :   You are only 23
User :   yes
User :   im allergic to gluten but havnt eaten any
Doctor :   cancer screening if there is family history of colon cancer starts 40 yrs
User :   i feel nauseus all the time lately and have had weird stomach pain as well
Doctor :   if you you eager to know also, 30 yrs is min
User :   im not a confirmed ceoliac
Doctor :   but if you have symptoms like anemia, blood in stool, weightloss screening can be done at any time
User :   no weightloss no anemia
User :   could the mucos be from me being sick with the flu
User :   i have had alot of phlegm lately and i have been swallowing a bit of it
Doctor :   it it normal variation of bowel movements
Doctor :   but it is with in normal limits
User :   but sometimes i have diareaha
User :   and sometimes it changes colour
Doctor :   I do not think that mucous in stools indicates some cancer
User :   but im concerned of these red lumps in my faeces
Doctor :   If you are worried I have advise: User :   i have a pain sometimes before i urinate and it feels like a stabbing pain from the outside of my stomach inside to my guts
Doctor :   1 get the occult bood test for stools
User :   yep
Doctor :   2. * blood
Doctor :   Get the stool analsys for Ova cyst parasire, wbc, reducing substrate
Doctor :   these indicates infections and any small bowel pathology
User :   yes
User :   im just worried could i have cancer or is it very unlikely
Doctor :   3. if they are normal , you can get stay away from gluten free duet
Doctor :   stay away from mil
Doctor :   *diet
Doctor :   *milk
User :   i drink lactose free milk
Doctor :   then stay way from gluten
User :   i do
Doctor :   and watch the symptoms
User :   its only been a couple of weeks since i have had mucos
Doctor :   if still have the symptoms, I will treat it as Irritable Bowel Syndrom
Doctor :   and repeat the labs after 1 yr
Doctor :   So it is normal change in bowels movements. it will get corr erected . Just focus on diet
User :   ok what about the pains and nauseasness
User :   ?
Doctor :   Getthe Ct scan of the abdomen
Doctor :   And then consult gastroenterologist
Doctor :   All symtpoms are grouped into one disease categoty
User :   but it is highly unlikely that i have cancer
Doctor :   nausea, pain, mucus stoo all grouped in one disease
Doctor :   itis not cance
Doctor :   there is no chance
User :   ok thank you very much i will get these tests done
Doctor :   Do the above tests and follow diet you will be alright
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye
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