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Mucus stool

Mucus stool: Introduction

The appearance of mucus in stool can be an important symptom. It is important to determine whether it is actually mucus in the stool, since it could be blood in stool, fat in stool, or pus in stool or other causes of stool color changes. Seek prompt professional medical advice about such symptoms....more »

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Causes of Mucus stool:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Mucus stool. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Mucus stool

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Causes of Types of Mucus stool:

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Mucus stool: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Mucus stool, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Mucus stool Treatments

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Stories from Users for Mucus stool

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Message Boards for Mucus stool

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Diagnostic tests for Mucus stool:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Mucus stool. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Temperature
    • Abdominal examination for tenderness and a mass - e.g. tenderness in the left lower abdomen, with or without a significant mass may suggest ulcerative colitis or irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Stool tests
    • Test for occult blood (if positive may suggest infectious disease of the large intestine or small intestine, ulcerative colitis)
    • Stool microscopy for ova, parasites and culture for bacteria
    • Giardia antigen
  • more tests...»

Mucus stool: Animations

Mucus stool: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Mucus stool may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Mucus stool

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Mucus stool. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Mucus stool: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Mucus stool

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are more »

Mucus stool: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Mucus stool

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Mucus stool: Related Rare Diseases

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Mucus stool: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Mucus stool:

The list of organs typically affected by Mucus stool may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Mucus stool

The list below shows some of the causes of Mucus stool mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Mucus stool?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Mucus stool. Of the 88 causes of Mucus stool that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 82 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Mucus stool:

The following list of conditions have 'Mucus stool' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Mucus stool Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Mucus stool based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Mucus stool?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Mucus stool, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Mucus stool:

    Subtypes of Mucus stool:

    Pus in stool (27 causes), Mucus in stool (60 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Mucus stool:

    Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Mucus symptoms (766 causes), Bowel problems (2509 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Mucus membrane symptoms (832 causes), Bowel movements (2383 causes)

    Symptoms related to Mucus stool:

    Bloody stool (406 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Mucus (766 causes), Diarrhea (2312 causes), Stool color (387 causes), Colitis, Irritable bowel syndrome (26 causes), Ulcerative colitis, Bowel Obstruction (72 causes), Intestinal obstruction (98 causes), Intussusception (15 causes), Proctitis (21 causes), Rectal prolapse (11 causes)

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Mucus stool

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