This question was answered on Fri 24, Jun 2011 04:27am by Dr Madhulika Mohanty

mucus in stool and just mucus or white foamy substance

    
Asked by Unregistered (Male; 7; weird stools for over a year, seem to come every 3-4 weeks, can not feel when it happens, just leaks out. He is autistic and is on a caisen and gluten free diet. Diet restrictions did not coincide with start of mucus. He has a history of seizures but they are controlled by medication. He has seasonal allergies (pretty much all year) and eczema.; Relevant drugs:trileptal and keppra and zyrtek ) on Tue 01, Mar 2011 01:20pm

7 year old son has been suffering from mucus in stool or just plain clear mucus(looks like snot or egg whites)or white foamy substance leaking into underwear for over 18 months. We have tried supplementing with probiotics, broad spectrum enzymes, lglutamine, and fiber. Nothing seems to stop the cycle. He has had several stool studies that show nothing remarkable. He did have very few good bacteria, thus the probiotic. He had a colonoscopy that did find a pollyp, benign, they removed it. Unfortunately did not biopsy the colon wall. We have seen 2 gastro-enterologists and neither have had any answers beyond possible inflamation in colon.

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Answer by Dr Madhulika Mohanty  on Fri 24, Jun 2011 04:27am:

Hi, sorry for the delay in replying. White foamy substance in the stool or mucus in the stool can be due to over production of mucus in the large intestine. It may occur due to pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer; liver or bile duct disease; crohn's disease, celiac disease, food poisoning ,tuberculosis; candida overgrowth in the large intestine; on taking antacids etc. You should get a stool test, liver function test and test for pancreatic enzymes, done for diagnosis. Get in touch with a Pediatric Gastroenterologist. Take care.

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