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Mucous in stool

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 27, 2007
  • 06:22 AM

What does this mean? Thanks.

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  • It is normal to pass a little mucas, but if you are passing large amounts in your stool, it is a sign that the digestive system is in a little distress. It could indicate IBS, Colitis or even Crohns disease. It may also show that you have a food intolerancy, or you may have an infection, for which your doctor may ask for a stool sample. Hope this is of some help. :)
    blondie-25 11 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
    • 10:32 AM
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  • I had this and it could be a sign of celiacs (SP?) disease, where you're body treats wheat gluten as a threat to your system (as if you've just eaten bad prawns or something), and your gut creates mucus to try and protect itself. It's often misdiagnosed as IBS (which in my experience, is doctor-speak for 'we're not sure what's wrong with your stomach').Try going without bread, pasta, cookies etc. for a few days and see if your symptons subside. If so, approach your doctor to ask for a series of blood tests which will show if your body is creating antibodies as a reaction to the wheat gluten.Take care!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
    • 11:55 PM
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