The term mucorrea will indicates the loss of high amounts of mucus along the faeces. By itself issuing a bit of mucus from the intestine is a normal phenomenon. This substance, in fact, helps to keep the colon lubricated. However, an increase of its emission with the feces can indicate the presence of an intestinal disorder, from infections to obstructions of the colon, passing through diseases such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and even cancer.

Depending on the problem underlying the mucorrea, the loss may be associated with other symptoms of mucus. That includes: pain, swelling or abdominal cramps, blood in the stool, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fecal incontinence, fever, rash, tachycardia and confusion.


What kind of diseases can be associated with mucorrea?

The following diseases may be associated with mucorrea:

  • Food allergies
  • Celiac disease
  • Chlamydia
  • Colitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fistulas
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Crohn's disease
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Parasitosis
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Proctitis
  • Salmonella
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Rectal ulcers
  • Volvulus

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.


What is the therapy for mucorrea?

The best remedy for mucorrea depends on the cause at its base. So when you have an increase in the mucus in the stool it is important to ask your doctor, who will indicate the best solution depending on the problem that leads to mucorrea.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of mucorrea?

When mucorrea becomes a constant condition and if it is associated with fever or changes in bowel is good to consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Better, instead, to go immediately to the emergency room if the fever is high, if you notice blood in the stool or if you see the possible symptoms of dehydration such as reduced production of urine, dark urine, increased thirst, fatigue and dizziness.