A 35-year-old female asked:
Bowel movement covered in a lot of white stringy mucus. is this because of ibs or could it be something else. all stools were covered.
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Urgent Care 21 years experience
GI Consult: Changes in mucous can be quite normal but you should visit your physician for a full exam and referral to a GI specialist who can take a careful history and do an exam. Based on your history and exam your GI doctor may want to do additional tests such as a stool culture for ova and parasites if necessary or look with a camera to assess you for any inflammatory bowel disease or colitis. Good luck.
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