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Newly diagnosed anorexic with white mucus in stool!
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Newly diagnosed anorexic with white mucus in stool!

I am a 32 year old female, who has just been diagnosed with an anorexic eating disorder, that I have had for 3 years, and was never aware of.  I do take laxatives every once in awhile and over the last 3 bowel movements I have noticed dime size globs of white mucus inside the stool itself...is this a serious problem??  Or is this something that will go away on it's own?

PS...I'm in treatment for my eating disorder...so I'm trying to get better!
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Hi refinnejlee,
A noticeable amount of mucus in stool is not nprmal. It could be due to infection, irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel diseases.

You need to be treated for that.
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Thank you very much for your input...I'll make an appointment today to see my GP!
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Dr. Kini is correct. I was having a lot of mucos in my stool and my tummy was hurting. I thought it was from all the laxatives I was taking for constipation. Then one day, not too long ago, I noticed that parts of my stool were black. Went running to a GI doc and had a colonoscopy. Guess what....."Inflammatory Bowl Disease" ULCERATIVE COLITIS to be exact. Not with diarreah (diarrhea) but with constipation. If your in a flare up now, get to the doctor quickly.
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I have crohns disease and I get that mucus frequently. My stool samples come back negative for infection. So I think it just has to do with inflamation (inflammation) of the intestines. See a GI Doctor.
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