A 57-year-old female asked:
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have had long white mucus things in stool that look like long worms. didn't move. have had pillows in rectum can this be part of them sloughing off?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Pillows in rectum?: 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, particularly if concerned about "worms" or at risk.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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