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Gross question. . .

What does it mean when there is mucus in poop?

 
Amber211

Asked by Amber211 at 4:14 PM on Jun. 30, 2010 in Health

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  • There is always mucus in poop.

    If there's a large amount it could be a bacterial infection or IBS or Chrohn's disease or a bowel obstruction among other things.
    Chances are it's nothing to worry about.
    You swallow mucus every time you sniff the snot up instead of blowing your nose, your intestines are lined with mucus, and so are your lungs.
    There are so many reasons you could have mucus in your poop.
    Laila-May

    Answer by Laila-May at 4:19 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Very common if you have colitis.~S~ often times colitis can be handled with diet alone...~S~
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 4:16 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • lol yuck...I don't know either, but i'm curious to find out! haha
    CAGirl4

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 4:15 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Escess bile or draining sinuses
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 4:16 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Might have had trouble pooping or other parts of the body had a buildup and thats where it was eliminated.
    silversmom

    Answer by silversmom at 4:16 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • I've been told that it means you've swallowed snot or that you have nasal drainage that gets sort of digested. At least that's what I was told when I was sick and had that along with half a dozen other things last year.
    There are probably many more causes though.
    Kiwismommy19

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 4:16 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • IBS,colitis,certain foods like bananas cause it too.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:17 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • actually it's pretty normal. the intestines produce mucus as protection & lubrication for the process. It does occasionally come out in the poop
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 4:19 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Laila is right that there is always mucus, that's how our intestines work. But if it's noticeable, the most common cause is a poor diet that is low in fiber. It can also be caused by anxiety, which results in colon spasms.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 5:01 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

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