Examination Of Green Stool And Mucus?
, if the chapter is green and the diarrhea is slightly red, what do you need to see a doctor? thank you
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Normally, bowel movements light brown to dark, without mucus or blood. In some conditions, the appearance of a small amount of mucus in the feces can be a natural thing because the mucus is produced by mucous cells in the walls of the digestive tract to facilitate the passage of feces. Stool can also become a little slimy if you eat too many fatty foods. It could also, the appearance of blood in the stool occurs due to the consistency of the hard stool, causing injury and irritation of the digestive system. Conditions as you experience, if they occur only occasionally, then there is probably no need to worry.
However, if you have more than 3 bowel movements a day (diarrhea), accompanied by a lot of mucus and blood in the stool, then you should really get it checked directly to a doctor. As an initial stage, you can check with a general practitioner first. If you feel that special treatment is needed, the doctor can refer you to the right specialist, for example an internist. The examinations that may be carried out in addition to a physical examination are blood tests, stool culture, ultrasound, endoscopy, colonoscopy, and so on.
A doctor's examination directly is needed to identify the cause of your bowel disorder. Several possible causes that need further evaluation are:
Gastrointestinal infections, for example dysentery, salmonella
Malabsorption or intolerance
Diverticulitis (inflammation of the abnormal bulge of the intestine)
Inflammation of the intestine
Irritable bowel syndrome
Fissura ani, and so on
The increased motility of the digestive system, besides triggering diarrhea, can also cause greenish stools. This greenish stool can also occur in connection with disorders of the bile ducts.
After knowing the cause of the disease, doctors can provide treatment later by administering drugs or also taking other medical measures.
As an initial treatment, we recommend that you rest more and make sure the food you consume is always hygienic. Reduce the consumption of spicy, fatty, oily, and lots of gas first. Avoid the habit of snacking carelessly, consuming raw or undercooked foods, or taking drugs carelessly (especially those that are not classified as over-the-counter drugs). Always get in the habit of being diligent in washing your hands and always keeping the environment in which you live clean, including the place for processing and serving food and beverages.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah