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What causes mucus in stool?

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Posted on Thu, 5 May 2016
Question: What might cause mucous in stools?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Many causes

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

There can be many causes for mucous in stools.
Cause can be
-Infections like typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever, fungal colitis, viral gastroenteritis etc.
-Inflammation like inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis etc
- Lumps like hemorrhoids, polyps etc
- Bowel obstruction

So this symptom needs to be correlated with other symptoms and examination by doctor. Let me know if you have any other symptoms so that I am better able to help. Till then take precautions like drinking cleaner water, hygienic food, avoid unnecessary medicine etc.

Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr Vaishalee
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What causes mucus in stool?

Brief Answer: Many causes Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. There can be many causes for mucous in stools. Cause can be -Infections like typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever, fungal colitis, viral gastroenteritis etc. -Inflammation like inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis etc - Lumps like hemorrhoids, polyps etc - Bowel obstruction So this symptom needs to be correlated with other symptoms and examination by doctor. Let me know if you have any other symptoms so that I am better able to help. Till then take precautions like drinking cleaner water, hygienic food, avoid unnecessary medicine etc. Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr Vaishalee