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Reddish mucus in the stool with foul smell, cramps. Parasite infestation? Can I use biaxin?

Been having more BM S than usual today and now mucus ( which is Brown w. Pink attached ) an has a foul fishy odor is coming out along w. Cramps .and I m freaking out due to reading of parasites etc..I m sweating trying not to panic because I m terrified of that!! Didn t eat meat lately or been out.. will biaxin help???? HElp
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Reddish mucus in the stool can be caused by intestines bacterial infection and so is bad smell. However if the mucus in stool is more like raspberry jelly, it can be a sign of intestines intussusception. The abdomen gets bloated, cramps do appear, nausea can be present.

As intussesception is an urgent condition, I suggest you to visit your doctor, have abdominal ultrasound, blood work and stool tests performed. If it will be confirmed, surgery might be necessary.

In case of infection, antibiotics may be prescribed by your doctor.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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