From: Dr. Bruce Williams
Date: 2001-03-02 20:10:00 UTC
Subject: Re: mucous poop
Well, at least we are making some progress toward a diagnosis. AS
the poop is firming up, and only one is affected, I lean away from
ECE. Green poop is very non-specific and simply says that it is
moving through the bowel too fast.
The grinding teeth suggests abdominal pain, and stress-related
gastric ulcers are now the most likely diagnosis. While there may be
something else, my suggestion would be to treat for gastric ulcers -
bland diet, Carafate at 75mglb four hours before meals, and try to
eliminate as much as possible.
You can get the whole rundown on gastric ulcers at
With kindest regards,
Bruce H. Williams, DVM
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> no one has vomited. only one (of two) of the new additions has
> poop. we seperated him immediately when we found the mucus, but I
> the others have been exposed to whatever he has, if contagious.
> with the mucus poop has now moved on to regular size and
> but with a green tint. he has also started grinding his teeth. am
> at ECE? what in the world do I do now?
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