Also known as Mucus in stool and Pus in stool
Discharge in stools is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
The most common causes of discharge in stools are noninfectious gastroenteritis, ulcerative colitis, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Other possible causes, such as itching of unknown cause, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with discharge in stools, 83% report having diarrhea, 71% report having blood in stool, and 41% report having sharp abdominal pain.
Patients with discharge in stools often receive sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, colonoscopy and biopsy, electrolytes panel, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy; biopsy, rectal examination, ultrasonography, therapeutic radiology for cancer treatment and endoscopy and endoscopic biopsy of the urinary tract .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with discharge in stools include midazolam (versed), fentanyl, metronidazole, belladonna extract, usp (butibel), garlic preparation (kwai), capecitabine (xeloda), tizanidine, metaxalone (skelaxin), donepezil (aricept), carbamazepine, meloxicam, chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine and mecamylamine .
Groups of people at highest risk for discharge in stools include age 60-74 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.