Causes of mucus in the feces of a child(baby) или взрослого

Update: October 2018

The entire length of the gastrointestinal tract is lined with mucous
shell that plays a role in digestion and absorption
various substances. This structure is very vulnerable and requires
certain protection to preserve its integrity and normal

For this, the gastric mucosa is endowed with additional and mucosal
cells, and in the intestine the goblet cells work similarly.
These cells release mucus that envelops the mucous membrane.
the shell, protecting it from acids, alkalis, mechanical injuries by gross
food particles.

What does mucus in feces mean?

Chemical, mechanical irritation of the inner lining
stomach and intestines or in the case of inflammatory mucus
stands out more actively. If normal in the colon mucus completely
mixed with feces and not visible in the stool, then with pathological
the number of states increases, and it can be determined by eye
or when examining coprograms.

Coprogram is a stool analysis that determines the color,
consistency, pH, presence of muscle fibers, connective tissue,
epithelium, starch, fatty acids, soaps, iodophilic flora, mucus,
red blood cells and leukocytes. According to her tentatively judged on
diseases (digestion and absorption disorders) or normal
the functional state of the gastrointestinal tract.

The causes of mucus in the stool lie in the fact that
the intestine is protected from something or from someone that mucous
the shell is injured or inflamed. Depending on the nature
damage or inflammation it can be:

  • transparent – catarrhal inflammation
  • yellow or green – bacterial, purulent process
  • have a pinkish color or blood impurities – hemorrhagic
    mucosal inflammation or ulceration (see hidden and scarlet blood in
    Kale: reasons).

Causes of mucus in the stool

Disease Cause Treatment
Banal SARS can be accompanied by the appearance of mucus in
This is due not only to the ingestion of mucous discharge
nasopharynx, but also catarrhal inflammation of the intestinal wall,
which can cause parainfluenza viruses, enteroviruses, adenovirus.
The mucus is usually transparent, a little.
Treatment данного состояния сводится к назначению противовирусных
means (Arbidola, Interferon, antiviral drugs for
Taking certain medications NSAIDs, means of flatulence, as well as smoking, drinking
large amounts of coffee can provoke the appearance of transparent
scant mucus.
Canceling drugs solves the problem.
Intestinal infectious diseases Инфекционные заболевания кишечника бактериального of origin
lead to inflammation of the mucous membranes and the appearance of abundant mucus, along with
other pathological impurities.

  • So, with salmonellosis, a small amount of it is found in
    болотного цвета частом the stool.
  • With дизентерии наблюдается обильная зеленая слизь в kale, гной
    and blood streaks. Also, the disease is accompanied by painful
    false urges to defecate.
  • Staphylococcal enterocolitis accompanied by yellow frothy
    abundant and frequent stools mixed with mucus and blood. With
    staphylococcal toxicoinfection is observed and a sharp jump
    temperature to febrile numbers and rapid reverse development
Bacterial intestinal infections with nitrofurans are treated:
Furazolidone, Enterofuril, Ersefuril or cephalosporins (see
food poisoning treatment, dysentery: symptoms, treatment,
salmonellosis: treatment, symptoms).
Viral intestinal lesions For example, colienters are characterized by abundant watery
an ocher yellow or greenish stool in which
yellow mucus with an admixture of whitish lumps is detected.
Rotavirus enteritis interferes with digestion and absorption (mucus in
frequent stools) and cause symptoms of dehydration (dry skin and
mucous membranes, thirst, tachycardia).
Viral intestinal lesions are treated with kipferron,
Viferon and rehydration agents (rehydron, hydrovit) or
solutions for steam injection.
Parasitic infections  Parasitic infections (амебиаз), глистные инвазии
(roundworms: pinworms, ascaris, whipworm, tapeworms:
wide lentetsom, flukes: bovine or pig chain, cat
fluke) manifested by increased stools with impurities of mucus, blood,
pain in the abdomen. With гельминтозах могут быть дополнительные явления
allergies, loss of appetite, anemization (see pinworms in children,
pinworms in adults, roundworm: symptoms, treatment).
 Amebiasis is treated with metronidazole or tinidazole. Vs
helminths use niridazole, mebendazole (vermox), naphtamon,
fenasal, piperazine, emetine hydrochloride, hloksil (see tablets from
worms in humans)
Candidiasis White mucus may indicate fungal infection of the genus.
Candida albicans, whose mycelium enters the intestinal lumen and
contained in mucus
Treated candidiasis systemic reception of amphotericin B,
Griseofulvina (see antifungal drugs in tablets).
Inflammatory bowel disease with autoimmune
Inflammatory bowel disease with autoimmune component
(Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis) include in their
diarrhea program with mucus, blood and pus. To chair changes
pain syndrome is added along the affected intestine, fever.
Crohn’s disease is accompanied by expressions of the oral mucosa,
Therapeutic measures are reduced to the use of sulfasalazins,
cytostatics and glucocorticoids
Spastic colitis, inflammation of the colon Spastic colitis, inflammation of the colon, при котором боли
supplemented by alternating spastic constipation and diarrhea with admixture
mucus or even blood
Treatment включает санацию кишечника фурзолидоном или
enterofuril, followed by a course of enterol or probiotics (see
all probiotics, the list of analogs of Linex), as well as the appointment
antispasmodics (no-shpy, drotaverine hydrochloride).
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Functional disorder such as irritable syndrome
bowel, manifested by pain, bloating, constipation or diarrhea with
mucus. Since inflammatory changes in the intestinal wall while
not visible.
Therapy is symptomatic and includes diet,
antispasmodics, antidepressants and remedies for constipation (for
prevalence of stool delays).
Intestinal dysbiosis Syndrome increased bacterial colonization of the intestine (see
dysbiosis: symptoms) or pseudomembranous colitis caused by
Clostridia with antibiotics, may include signs
intestinal dyspepsia:

  • digestion and absorption disorders in the form of flatulence,
  • unstable stool (constipation or diarrhea) with admixtures
  • reduced appetite
  • pain in the stomach.
Therapy begins with the use of intestinal antiseptics
(furazolidone, enterofuril, vancomycin and metronidazole at
membranous colitis) and is supported by probiotics (Linex,
bifiform, bificol, bifidumbacterin).
Starvation Много слизи в kale у взрослого может быть при сыроедении,
starvation and other gross violations of the diet. Little of,
that protein deficiency causes trophic disorders and depletes
mucous, so also coarse dietary fiber with raw food
constantly annoy her
Eat balanced and regular
Pancreatitis  Chronic pancreatitis in acute or acute
pancreatitis (including alcohol, see the causes of pancreatitis)
can trigger its occurrence. Pancreatic enzymes, in
large amounts entering the intestinal lumen irritate him
внутреннюю выстилку и способствуют тому, что появляются в kale
streaks of mucus (see symptoms of pancreatitis)
Relief of acute exacerbation includes intravenous fluids.
and furosemide or diakarba (forced diuresis) to relieve swelling
pancreas Purpose of such enzymes as contrycal or
гордокс, аналогов омепразола (см. что можно есть при
pancreatitis). The classical scheme of treatment of acute pancreatitis:
cold, hunger and peace. Sometimes you have to resort to operational
treatment for massive decay of pancreatic tissue
Intestinal diverticulosis Intestinal diverticulosis, при котором множественные выпячивания
intestinal wall against a background of weakening of the muscular layer, chronic
constipation or malformations can cause inflammation of the mucous membrane.
Коричневая слизь в kale может появиться при слабом кровотечении в
jejunum. This is most characteristic of thick diverticula.
After the rehabilitation of the intestine and the restoration of its microflora
surgical treatment is carried out.
Proctitis, proctosigmoiditis Inflammation of the direct and sigmoid colon (proctitis,
proctosigimoiditis) against the background of frequent enemas, chemical or
mechanical irritations give local pain syndrome, mucus and
blood in stool. Physical, chemical and radiation injuries
must be differentiated from specific lesions by infections,
sexually transmitted diseases (rectal forms of syphilis, gonorrhea,
Treatment антибактериальное, заживляющее, противовоспалительное.
Additionally laxatives are used and
Oncological processes in the intestine Various forms of intestinal tumors give fecal changes: impurity
к нему крови и слизи (см. причины крови в kale), клинику кишечной
obstruction (partial or complete). As well as chronic pain
After surgical removal of the tumor, chemotherapy or radiation is performed.

Withчины слизи в kale у baby

The newborn baby normally has a sterile
gastrointestinal tract, from the moment it begins
eat, its intestines are inhabited by various microorganisms, and in it
a certain biocenosis takes place in which the beneficial bifidum and
lactobacilli resist conditionally pathogenic, saprophytic or
pathogenic bacteria. Слизь в kale у baby, у взрослого

Thus, in the stomach and intestines of the infant goes uninterrupted
the struggle for the survival of different types of bacteria. Normally during the first
two or three weeks baby must deal with the problem of this
balance and defeat the threat of pathogenic microbes to your
the existence of

During this period, the baby is different, the so-called transitional
by the chair. Which may have a greenish color and contain mucus in
different amounts. After this transition period the chair
should be established. However, various freelancers await the baby
situations that can change not only the frequency, color and
the consistency of feces, but also add to it different impurities.

Why should mucus in feces in infants

Intestinal dysbiosis

Dysbacteriosis is the most common variant of problems with the chair.
baby Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella, Clostridium,
erobrobacteria, protei can clog unstable lactic acid and
bifidobacterium and cause stool disorders. With weak degrees
dysbiosis of the baby can be disturbed by flatulence, constipation and mucus in
the stool. With a pronounced clinic appears frequent liquid stools with
pieces of curdled milk, plenty of mucus and even
streaked with blood. The red mucus in the baby’s stool speaks of
ulceration of the mucous membrane. Babies are worried about abdominal pain and
gas accumulations.

Read also on the topic:

  • Diarrhea in infants
  • Diarrhea and vomiting in a child without fever: causes
  • Signs of rickets in infants
  • Child urinary incontinence
  • Teething baby
  • Causes of frequent regurgitation in infants
  • Constipation in infants – what to do?

Therapeutic measures are reduced to intestinal sanitation by enterofuril,
stop diarom or bacteriophages (staphylococcal, klebsiella,
intestifagom) and subsequent monthly course of linex, bifiform,
normoflorin, primadofilusa), see how to treat dysbacteriosis.

It is worth remembering that once treated dysbacteriosis is not
gives guarantees that the child will not have a relapse. therefore
rational feeding and careful care of the baby is
risk reducing agents.

Acute intestinal infections bacterial or viral
of origin

Intestinal infections can also be in infants – gastric
(intestinal) influenza, salmonellosis, dysentery, toxicoinfection, etc.
The presence of mucus clots in the stool indicates a pronounced
inflammation of the intestinal mucosa. therefore для дифференциальной
diagnostics with dysbacteriosis is always advisable about
Changes in stool contact a pediatrician and perform stool culture.

It is advisable to consult a child under one year with an infectious disease specialist and
do not refuse the proposed hospitalization, especially in
When a child develops signs of dehydration.
Changes in the children’s body occur extremely quickly, and
�”Margin of safety” is still too small. In a situation where two-year-olds can
feel pretty good, babies can die for


Medicines such as Bebikalm, Espumizan, Bobotik,
used as defoamers for flatulence in infants,
могут имитировать слизь в the stool. End of medication
accompanied by the disappearance of mucous impurities.

Incorrect introduction of complementary foods, nutritional errors

Large intervals between meals, limiting drinking
load, the introduction of additional foods (especially vegetable) can provoke
появление слизи  на фоне диспептических явлений. Besides
примеси слизи  может меняться и цвет стула (он становится
greenish) and its consistency (thinner or thicker). Worth
follow the regimen and diet of the infant baby and
adjust it in time, remembering that the best food for an infant
– breast milk (see how to properly feed the infant).

Lactase deficiency

Such a problem as lactase deficiency can also
cause mucus in the baby’s stools. Lactase is
an enzyme that ferments milk, or rather, its sugar, called
lactose. With congenital enzyme deficiency or its
destruction of microbes that disseminate the small intestine
fermentation dyspepsia: the child is tormented by gas, pain, unstable
loose stools with impurities of lumps of milk or mixture and mucus.

To diagnose the condition, a test of carbohydrates feces is made
then a non-dairy diet is prescribed for the mother and lactase preparations for the baby
(during breastfeeding) or lactose-free mixture is selected.

Celiac disease or gluten deficiency

Close fermentopathy, in which lactase deficiency
secondary, and in the first place comes the lack of other enzymes –
it is celiac disease or celiac disease. Timely
Diagnosis and diet therapy can cope with the problem (see
celiac disease: symptoms, complications, and a list of gluten-containing

Allergic reactions, atopic manifestations

Allergic diseases that begin in an infant with atopic
manifestations on the skin in the form of soak and flaking of the head and cheeks, can
reflect on the state of the intestinal mucosa, manifesting itself
mucus secretion.

Runny nose

Since a child under one year old does not know how to cleanse their nose
snot, then in the case of a runny nose most of the mucus flows into
oropharynx and swallowed. The consequence of this may be
clear mucus in the baby’s stool (see how to treat a runny nose

Intestinal invaginitis

The most dangerous condition requiring immediate call
“Ambulance and immediate surgeon consultation is
intestinal invaginate. With this pathology partial is formed
intestinal obstruction due to compression of one part of the intestine of another
part of it, which is pressed into the intestinal wall. Child
concerned about severe abdominal pain during and after meals. Him
develops vomiting fountain, frequent loose stools mixed with mucus and
blood, which during the day loses fecal character and
turns into lumps of mucus soaked in blood. If timely
the surgeon will not spread invaginate with a barium enema, baby
may die of dehydration, pain shock or sepsis.

В любом случае, когда стул baby вызывает сомнения у мамы
or the child has mucus in the stool, it is worth asking for clarification to
pediatrician. Often what is normal for one child,
being fed at one time or another, for another
requires active intervention.

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