Bloody mucus stool: causes, symptoms, Treatment

Bloody mucus stool

Individuals with lower intestinal and rectal complaints usually pass hard stool looks covered with mucus. Bloody mucus stool may be associated with pain or without pain. Hemorrhoids or  Anal fissures are the common cause of hard stool with blood and mucus.

Painful defecation and passing bright blood maybe because of the presence of hemorrhoids. Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the main causes of bloody hard mucus stool. Colitis, an inflammation of the lining of the colon leads to stool with mucus and bleeding. Diarrhea or passing loose stools are the main symptoms of Colitis.

Causes of bloody mucus stool

Polyp present in lower rectum also leads to passing stool associated with intermittently bleeding.  Causes of bloody mucus stool are:

  • Bloody diarrhea,
  • Bloody mucus in stool,
  • internal bleeding

Some possible causes of bloody diarrhea include:-

  • Gastroenteritis
  • Regional enteritis,
  • Colitis,
  • Rectal bleeding,
  • Acute digestive infection
  • Acute food poisoning
  • Shigella food poisoning,
  • salmonella food poisoning,
  • Ulcerative colitis,
  • Crohn’s disease
  • celiac etc

Diagnosis of Bloody mucus stool

History collection reveals the presence of any diseases, the colour of blood, pain is present or not, etc. And feeling any mass in the rectum also helps in easy diagnosing. After diagnosis, treating the underlying cause, blood and mucus in the stool can be stopped.

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