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Fat/Mucus/Tissue in Stool - Seek Second Opinion?

Hello,

About a year ago, I started to notice that occasionally (every few weeks) I'll have a couple of days where my stool is odd.  It has what looks like veins of a whitish substance in it, which could be fat or mucus.  Sometimes it looks a bit like shredded tissue.

Last autumn, I reported this to my GP.  She thought it could be excess fat in the stool and ordered a test to check for stool fat.  I had to collect stool samples over a period of three days, and then delivered them to the hospital lab.  A few days later, I got a call to say that the lab is no longer performing this test in the absence of a GI consult (so I collected that horrible sample for nothing!).

In lieu of this test, my GP's office advised me to have several blood tests done, at that stage (I'm afraid I don't remember what they were testing for, exactly).  I did the tests, but never heard from the GP's office again - meaning that they didn't find anything unusual in the blood tests.

I guess this means that my GP thinks the issue is not of concern.  But I still pass these strange stools from time to time.  Do you think I should I go back to my GP and press her to continue investigations, and/or refer me to a gastroenterologist?  I'd appreciate any advice.  

Thank you!


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Are you lactose intolerant by any chance? It could be that or a simple food allergy. A trip to the doc to rule these things out might be a good idea, but while waiting, see what happens when you eat certain foods and log it. Before long you may see a pattern develop.
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Thanks Teko.  As far as I am aware, I am not lactose intolerant, and have no allergies of any kind.  Would be glad if the problem ended up being something as simple as that, though
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Hi probably u hav a food alergy (allergy) as teko said or ur not digesting food the way u should as in ur stomach juices probably aren't at a good level
hope it helps :)
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