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Fort Lauderdale, FL
A 17-year-old female asked:

what can be causing mucus in stool?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explain: Stool normally contains a small amount of mucus, but passing stools with visible amounts of mucus could be from one of several different conditions. Mucus is a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis and to lesser degree in crohn's disease.A bacterial infection, anal fissure, or a bowel obstruction may also cause the passage of mucus along with stool.
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
NG: Unusually enough....I've seen quite a bit of this in my HIV practice in the males predominantly. It turns out in my practice the overwhelming cause is rectal gonorrhea. It is not as obvious to culture out as one would think. Blood sometimes follows. Pain may or my not be present.

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