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Diarrhea with a long coating

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This is so awkward but I've had diarrhea for almost 3 days now with abdominal pain. And when I have a bowel movement, there's this coating or something that is more than a foot long and I have no clue what it is. Do you and is it dangerous to have happen? Thanks!

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Category: Hepatologist
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Thanks for posting your query at I am Dr. Kini and I am pleased to assist you.

Recent onset diarrhea with abdominal pain is probably be due to a stomach bug. A stool test may be done for confirmation. Take yogurt, probiotics and drink enough fluids to keep yourself well hydrated.

The coating you see is probably mucus. Mucus is secreted by the inner ling of the bowel. When the bowel gets inflamed, there is increased secretion of mucus which might be what you saw as a coating.

I hope that answers your question. Please let me know if I can assist you further.


Dr. Ratnakar Kini
Category: Hepatologist
Fellowship - DM - TN Dr.MGR Medical UniversityResidency - TN Dr.MGR Medical University Medical School - Stanely Medical College, TN Dr.MGR Medical University
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