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What causes white mucus in stool?

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: Hello. My daughter will be born tomorrowand for the couple of weeks (not every day) I have had white mucus on my stool. I also had it in the second trimester of pregnancy. When I was two months pregnant I had a polyp removed fom my intestins and it came out benign. But, now I am in panic as what this could be. Can you please help me?
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry about at all

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. I would like to start off by saying that you have absolutely nothing to worry about, and although there could be some underlying cause/condition for the mucus in your stool, this is not serious enough to interfere with either delivery or the health of your daughter.

In my opinion the possibilities include:

+Inflammatory bowel disease
+Irritable bowel syndrome
+Diverticulosis
+Recurrent polyp
+Intestinal infections or infestations

For now, you need not worry about this and go about as advised by your doctor. Deliver your baby without any tension or worries, and once you feel better request for a stool analysis and possibly even a colonoscopy which should help by providing important information if the stool analysis does not help.

I hope you find my response both helpful and informative. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help. And advanced congratulations on your bundle of XXXXXXX

God Bless and Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (13 minutes later)
Thank you very much for your answer. What is making me really nervous is the possibility of being colon cancer. I am thinking of doing a colonoscopy after the baby is born. Do you think it could be colon cancer? I am so scarred. The polyp was taken at 40 cm of the colon. Since then, I did a rectoscopy and everything was fine. the doctor told me that colon cancer is usually on that area
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
I doubt it can be cancer, it seems unlikely to me

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again ma'am.

I cannot really say whether or not it is colon cancer, but honestly it seems highly unlikely to me. Especially because a biopsy was done with the removed polyp, and all results proved it was benign. If at all it were cancer, then the results would not be normal and at the least indicate some sign of cancer.

So I feel you need not worry, and just wait for the beautiful gift that god has kept for you, and cherish every moment tension-free.

Please do not hesitate to write to me about anything, I am always here to help ma'am.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (36 minutes later)
Thank you very much for your answer, Doctor. I have been fine since my 3rd pregnancy month. Only had twice a bit of blood with the stool (but in the previous had eaten things with pepper). I have hemorroids too. This white mucus has only appeared once or twice in the second trimester and now in the end of the pregnancy, but not every day. So, I will do a colonoscopy after the baby is born. But you think these signs do not indicate colon cancer? my doctor said that colon cancer is usually located up to where i did the colonoscopy in the 2nd month (40 cm colon). Thank you so very much for your answer.
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I still think colon cancer is unlikely XXXXXXX

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again XXXXXXX

I am glad you liked my response.

I still think that colon cancer is unlikely, and that the presentation described by you matches irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) more than colon cancer, especially as it seems to be diet-related.

But I want you to keep in touch with me, and keep me posted about any changes you experience in your diet and stool. Also, do let me know about the good news we have all been waiting for. I wish you luck and lots of love XXXXXXX I am always here to help you and guide you through this okay?

Best of luck. :)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (4 hours later)
Thank you very much doctor. you helped me very much:)
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
I am always here for you

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Always here to help ma'am.

As time passes us by, you approach the birth of your daughter, my best wishes always.

Take care and best of luck.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes white mucus in stool?

Brief Answer: Nothing to worry about at all Detailed Answer: Hello ma'am and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. I would like to start off by saying that you have absolutely nothing to worry about, and although there could be some underlying cause/condition for the mucus in your stool, this is not serious enough to interfere with either delivery or the health of your daughter. In my opinion the possibilities include: +Inflammatory bowel disease +Irritable bowel syndrome +Diverticulosis +Recurrent polyp +Intestinal infections or infestations For now, you need not worry about this and go about as advised by your doctor. Deliver your baby without any tension or worries, and once you feel better request for a stool analysis and possibly even a colonoscopy which should help by providing important information if the stool analysis does not help. I hope you find my response both helpful and informative. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help. And advanced congratulations on your bundle of XXXXXXX God Bless and Best wishes.