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Noticed pinkish mucous around stools have had some lower

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noticed pinkish mucous around stools have had some lower back pain and some discomfort over the last 3-4 days in abdomin
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.


This needs urgent evaluation

You could have a bacterial enteritis--colon infection--from E coli, salmonella, or C diff--or this could be a sign of inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis or diverticulitis

It can be extremely serious and you'll need an exam, a stool sample for the lab, and blood work and treatment which might include antibiotics

Let me know if you need any more information please Joanne