A female asked:
i have a clear jelly like substance in my stool. it will appear for a few days, then go away for 6 months or so, with cramping.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Intermittent mucus: 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.
Answered on Jul 20, 2017
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