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What causes frequent bowel movements with mucus?

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Dr. Ratnakar Kini

Gastroenterologist

Practicing since :1996

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Frequent bowel movements (4 or 5 before noon) with some mucus. Otherwise fairly normal.
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Need more information

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

1.Since when are you having these symptoms?
2. Does it wake you up from sleep?
3. Any weight loss?
4. Any other medical illness?
5. What are the tests done so far?
6. What medications are you taking?

Regards,
Dr.R.K.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ratnakar Kini 4 minutes later
No, I am not kept wake and this has been about two weeks in duration. No tests or illness except kidney stones. Alpitite is not real strong.
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Acute Colitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for the additional information.

You have acute colitis probably due to infection.
Stool test may be done to confirm it.

You may have to take a course of antibiotics.
Probiotics may hasten recovery.

Drink enough fluids to remain well hydrated.

Regards,
Dr.R.K.
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