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Old 01-20-2003, 06:41 AM   #1
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Post huge amount of mucus in stool....

I've had problems w/ constipation in the past but have been taking metamucil regularly and have been going well..Now today I noticed a huge amountof brown mucus in my stools...what is this?? I have had smaller amounts for a while what is this from???

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Old 01-20-2003, 07:18 AM   #2
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Hi ash,
Your Gastro system normally puts out mucus and when you take a fiber like psyllium ---it sort of absorbs alot fluid and the liquid part of mucus. It really acts like a cleaner. It clears out the pocket and folds in your intestines.

There are also alot of foods that are mucus producers like dairy products that produce alot of mucus. I have found that continued use of psyllium will just clean your intestinal tract better!!
There is nothing to be concerned about---the Metamucil is just cleaning house. Some spicey food also causes your intestines to secret mucus. So, alot depends on what you're eating.


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