Dear reader, today in this article we will address certain doubts about stools with blood and mucus , which can sometimes scare us of not knowing why it happens, what it is due to and how to solve it effectively, however, you are in place correct where we will explain in detail.
First of all, we must know that one of the symptoms of gastritis that we can present, and in my case it happened to me, is seeing and noticing our stools red or coagulated, this may be due in some cases to bleeding from the stomach lining and in others to bacterial or parasite infections resulting from ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
In any case, it is always advisable to undergo the relevant check-ups and examinations with a specialist on the digestive system, to ensure and reach a more accurate conclusion of your problem.
We must know that mucus is a gelatinous protective mucus, which helps protect the organs and tissues of our body, both from bacteria and acids, keeping them always moist and lubricated. That is why a slight amount of this mucus can be seen in our stools without any concern or alert in itself.
When we have an internal problem, the stool can be dark or red in color and usually when there is internal bleeding, it can occur in any part of the digestive system, either in the upper part where the stomach or esophagus is located. or lower where the rectum is.
If bleeding occurs in the stomach part, the stools are usually black in color and may be products of:
- Fissures in the esophagus.
On the other hand, when it is red , you can see the stool with mucus and blood , this is because the affectation occurs to a large extent in the lower part of the digestive system and this can be due to different factors that we will detail below :
This problem occurs a lot in those who suffer from constipation and this is due to the irritation and swelling of the veins of the anus, a product of the pressure that we apply with force when defecating. As a result we experience pain and itching.
These appear when we have small wounds around our anus, producing slight bleeding when we defecate.
This is a serious and chronic case, due to problems in the intestinal tract caused by inflammation, which can last for several years. Among its symptoms we can highlight: strong colic, diarrhea, and weight loss itself.
This originates in the intestine, forming malignant cells in the intestinal tissues. Its symptoms include: Weight loss and rectal bleeding.
It is very similar to Crohn’s disease, it is chronic and inflammatory that is produced in the intestinal tract.
According to the type of infection that may be had, the mucus increases more than it should, therefore diarrhea disorders are presented that are accompanied by blood and mucus, presenting intense abdominal pain.
Bloody Stools in Young Children
Young children at this stage of their lives, if we neglect them, can become ill and deteriorate their health. It is important to pay special attention to newborns, whose little body is exposed to a large number of bacteria.
On occasion, it is likely that we have perceived the presence of blood in the stools of children or babies, although sometimes it can go unnoticed due to the fact that they are sometimes mistaken for being dark or black in color. We can notice this when changing the baby’s diaper, when we notice the presence of blood, in these cases you should go to your pediatrician to examine it in detail.
Among the reasons for bleeding in babies can be:
- For Colitis: Product of an inflammation of the large intestine caused by bacteria.
- Anal Crack: Due to a cut in the anus or rectum.
- Congenital Defect: This can be originated in the blood vessels directly in the intestine.
In children it is very delicate when the amount of blood is very noticeable, when recurrent diarrhea and stomach pains occur, causing them to suffer dizziness or turn pale, in these cases it is necessary to take them to the emergency room for their check-up and treatment.
Natural Treatment for Bloody Stools
At this point I want to emphasize that when bleeding is intense and recurrent, it is necessary to go to the nearest health center, so that a doctor can carry out a study and provide a more appropriate treatment.
It is recommended to consume the following:
- Drink more fluids.
- Eat probiotic foods that are beneficial bacteria that help us.
- Maintain a proper balance of fiber and carbohydrates.
The most important thing is to change lifestyles, and appropriate treatments to prevent chronic diseases such as Crohn’s disease or colitis. Perseverance in taking care of our health will depend a lot on the success we can have.
Although mucus or mucus with blood in the stool or from the anus, can alarm and worry us, this is a clear sign that if it is not treated it can be harmful to our health. Do not be ashamed, on the contrary, be attentive and check before flushing after defecation. All this must be kept in mind for a proper diagnosis.