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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Mucus-White Foam in stool
My son in 5 years old and the past two weeks has had a mucus substance in his underwear. Yesterday he had a white foamy substance excrete from his rectum. I have an appt. with a dr. but it is not for a few weeks. Any ideas on what this might be? No other symptoms. Normal stool when he has a bowl movement otherwise.
If your son is feeling completely normal other than the mucus in the stool, then there is probably nothing to be concerned about. I would be a bit more concerned if you said your son was also having other symptoms with the mucus in the stool such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, fevers, vomiting etc.
Julia Gore Thornton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University