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I'm a healthy 24 year old never had health issues. Is

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I'm a healthy 24 year old never had health issues. Is diarrhea once or twice a year normal? I ate a large seaweed salad Friday night which I read can be a natural laxative in people and had diarrhea after. Stool normal now but has a little visible mucus
in it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  urologyguru replied 1 year ago.
this is normal.
Diarrhea can occur for many reasons. Most commonly from increased fiber in diet (seaweed).
We get worried when there is blood in the stool or if it persists for longer than 2-3 days.
It is common to have mucous as well.
If your stool is normal now, then the mucous is normal and you don't need to worry!
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