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what are the causes of rectal mucus

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: Rectal bleeding is not normal and needs evaluation. The situation you describe may be a sign of ischemic colitis, a condition in which there is reduce ... Read More

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Mucous is normal: There are glands in the rectal area that lubricate the anal canal when you pass stool. This is normal. Because colon and rectal cancers can arise f ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
See your surgeon: For evaluation of rectal stump , possible residual infection in the pelvis , .
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Possibly: Altthough uncommon in the young it is on the list of possibilities however rectal pain is less likely. A complete history and exam will likely bring o ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Polyp: Could be cause of symptoms. Cancer risk would be low, but glad it is being evaluated.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
12 years experience Gastroenterology
Many things: Sometimes this may be normal lubrication, may be hemorrhoid related, infection related, ibs, colitis.
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Many reasons...: There are many reasons that a person might have problems chewing and swallowing her food. The problems can vary depending on one's age and her underly ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Mucus: Mucus in stool can be caused by food that doesn't agree with you, infection and irritable bowel syndrome.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: an overdose of any medication can cause problems.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Anal discharge: Anal mucus,discharges,or seepage can be due to inflammation/irritation of the lower rectum(proctitis) or perianal area,excessive moisture,certain spic ... Read More

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