Symptom: Mucus stool

Mucus stool: Appearance of mucus in 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.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Mucus stool:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Mucus stool (23 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Mucus stool (11 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Mucus stool: bloody stool (41), stool symptoms (173), mucus (36), Diarrhea (130), stool color (45)
    Mucus stool type of: Stool symptoms (173), Mucus symptoms (36)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

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

    Conditions listing 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.


  • Bowel Obstruction ... passing jelly-like mucus


  • Colitis ... mucus in stool
  • Cystic Fibrosis ... greasy stools, mucus in stool


  • Dysentery ... mucus in stool


  • Giardia ... fatty stools


  • Intestinal obstruction ... passing jelly-like mucus
  • Irritable bowel syndrome ... mucus in stool


  • Proctitis ... pus in stool, mucus in stool


  • Rectal prolapse ... mucus in stool


  • Shigellosis ... mucus in stool


  • Ulcerative colitis ... pus in stool, mucus in stool

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