Pus cells are commonly found in healthy stool, and they help to ease the passage of stool, according to About Health. However, these pus cells are not visible to the human eye. If pus, or mucus, is visible in the stool, ... More »

The causes for excessive mucus in the stool include irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis, according to About.com. Other causes for excessive mucus in the stool include anal fissures, bacterial infections, bowe... More »

The symptoms of C. difficile in children include watery diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, abdominal pain and fever, according to AboutKidsHealth. WebMD notes that in severe cases, the colon may become inflamed, blood o... More »

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Chronic constipation is the lasting, infrequent or difficult passage of bowels, states Mayo Clinic. A person who has fewer than three bowel movements in a week has chronic constipation. The condition may cause straining ... More »

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A gastric tube feeding procedure is the insertion of a feeding tube into the stomach to facilitate the passage of food, according to MedlinePlus. It is also known as gastrostomy tube insertion, stomach tube insertion or ... More »

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To prevent hard stools, drink plenty of water, eat more fiber or use a stool softener, according to About.com. If you undergo hard, dry stools as a result of inconsistent bowel motility, consult with a doctor to identify... More »

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MedicineNet states that extreme cases of constipation are often associated with fecal impaction, which causes stool to harden to the point that no waste may pass. Some acute cases of constipation can be extremely painful... More »

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