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Discharge in stools

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.

What causes it?

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.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

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 .

Common Medications

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 .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for discharge in stools include age 60-74 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
3.0x
1-4 years
1.6x
5-14 years
0.4x
15-29 years
0.3x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
1.6x
75+ years
1.0x

Sex

Male
0.8x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.5x
White
1.2x
Other
0.6x
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