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I have gel like bowel movements it has some viral looks Somtimes. Its always hard to pass. Its only a small amount at a time. I go mabe 4 or five times in a day. It doesn’t smell at all and I experience Heartburn and stomach burn. Its been going on for 3 weeks now. What could this awful thing be?

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  • Dr. Chris January 20, 2011

    The appearance of your bowel movements may be related to fatty stools (steatorrhea) or even large amounts of mucus. You need to see a doctor who will conduct a stool test and possibly follow it up with further investigation to diagnose the cause.

    Given the look of the stool and upper abdominal pain, this could be related to conditions like gallstones, inflamed gallbladder or pancreas (pancreatitis). Of course there are many other possible causes and a doctor has to examine you.

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