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Can appendicitis cause mucus in your stool?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: Can appendicitis cause mucus in your stool.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
it is not normally seen in appendicitis

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is normal to find a small amount of mucus in the stool so if only a little is noted or it is seen on only one occasion it is likely nothing to worry about.

A large amount of stool or consistent appearance may indicate there may be a problem.
Some of the conditions where large amounts of mucus can be seen are: (1) inflammatory bowel disease- crohns and ulcerative colitis
(2)irritable bowel syndrome
(3)anal fissure- cut at the anus
(4)bowel obstruction
(5)bacterial infection of the bowel but not normally as far up as the appendix

If you have abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite , nausea, vomiting then you should see your doctor to rule out appendicitis. These are the symptoms that it typically causes.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions


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Can appendicitis cause mucus in your stool?

Brief Answer: it is not normally seen in appendicitis Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic It is normal to find a small amount of mucus in the stool so if only a little is noted or it is seen on only one occasion it is likely nothing to worry about. A large amount of stool or consistent appearance may indicate there may be a problem. Some of the conditions where large amounts of mucus can be seen are: (1) inflammatory bowel disease- crohns and ulcerative colitis (2)irritable bowel syndrome (3)anal fissure- cut at the anus (4)bowel obstruction (5)bacterial infection of the bowel but not normally as far up as the appendix If you have abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite , nausea, vomiting then you should see your doctor to rule out appendicitis. These are the symptoms that it typically causes. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions