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Bloody diarrhoea, Mucus in stool or poo and Change in bowel habit

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Crohn's disease

Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Unusually tired
  • Stomach cramps
  • Change in bowel habit

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Crohn's disease.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a long-term (chronic) condition affecting the colon.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloody diarrhoea
  • Unable to completely empty bowels
  • Mucus in stool or poo

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Ulcerative colitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.