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A 22-year-old female asked:

What is the cause of mucousy orange stool, that occurs with normal bm but is onset with stomach pain? can ibs develop anytime? when to see doc? thanks

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Mucus with 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, among others. See doc for definitive diagnosis, particularly if mucus is persistent or accompanied by other concerning symptoms.
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