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What is anal mucus discharge

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Clear gel like: Normally there should be none. It indicates inflammation,infection, infestation...colitis, proctitis......etc
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Varies: It can be clear, bloody, brownish, whitish, or cloudy.If it is bloody or cloudy there may be a rectal issue you need to see a doctor for. If there is ... Read More

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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Seen a doc?: Could be anything from poor anal sphincter muscle tone, tumor mass, hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, inflammation, etc. See your doc.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Could be but: Also could be due to hemorrhoids, abscess or fistula or tumors of the colon or rectum. If this is chronic , you should be evaluated by a colorectal su... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Rectal bleeding: Blood and mucus from the anus is not normal. It may indicate colitis, either infectious or other. Hemorrhoids may bleed but there is no mucoid disch... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
See the surgeon: Seems late to be still healing. Depends though on what type of hemorrhoid surgery was performed. See your surgeon for an exam to check your healing st... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ahearn
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Rectal discharge : rectal discharge may be indication of colitis and may require endoscopy for proper diagnosis. A diet high in fiber may change the caracter of your s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Many causes: This is generally due to normal mucous production which is abnormally expressed (poor sphincter tone, anal blockage) vs abnormal mucous production due... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
Gastroenterology 51 years experience
Could be...: Mucous is the bodies natural lubricant and can be produced in excess for many reasons from hemorrhoids to simple constipation to growths in the rectum... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Be seen by your doct: Please be seen by your physician or a colorectal surgeon for clarification and diagnosis urgently!
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Have it checked: Blood is not normal. Have it seen.

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