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A 26-year-old female asked:

cause of amber/reddish-orange mucus rectal discharge for several months? it's on stools, sometimes comes out on its own. gi workup = stomach erosions, prominent lymph aggregates in colon, dx'd w/ibs.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Mucus discharge: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, ; even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies ; probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted.
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
More w/up: Sx consistent with colitis or crohns disease. Also possible colon parasite. Should be working with gastroenterologist at this point.

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