A 21-year-old female asked:
yellow liquid stools after eating. happening for a month on and off. mucus present if stool is formed. r/t ibs or something more serious???
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Mucus on stool: 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 Jan 11, 2015
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