Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jenna | 2008/07/25


Mucus in stool


My 9 week old baby has had mucus in his stool for 10 days now - clears for a day in between. I have been to the ped and he said it was Mucus Colitis.

My baby then started with a cold - and coughing. We took him to the GP on monday 20 July and he took a stool sample. There is no fever etc so the GP said to continue with Saline drops etc.

Baby is still coughing - not as bad as the last weekend and i notice mucus in his stool again today. The GP confirmed that the stool sample is clear.

What could be the cause of the mucus? When will it stop??

Thanks for your help!

Expert's Reply



An occasional stool with a bit of mucus is quite common in babies but this persistent presence of mucus in his stools is not. It may be a sign of an intolerance seeing that infection has been ruled out with the test on the stool sample.Please ask your paediatrician to test his stools for lactose intolerance.

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Posted by: VN | 2008/07/28

Hi Jenna My daughter is 8 months old and had the same problem, the mucus even burned her bump. ANd she was diagnosed lactose intolerant after they did a rotravirus test and saw she was clear. The docter changed her milk from Putiry to Infasoy, the problem stopped in 2 days

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