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my stool has like a white slimey substance at the front of it when i use the restroom. what is that? because thats not normal!

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replied December 31st, 2010
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A18093
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You want to know what could be causing the white slimy stools.
The most common cause for the lack of color in the stool is gallstones. When a stone blocks the bile duct, bile does not reach the intestine. Also, bile aids in digestion and its absence in the intestine may be the cause of the slimy stool.
You must see a doctor to rule out if it is due to obstruction by gall stone as a gall bladder attack can be quite painful.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.

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