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Janesville, WI
A 31-year-old female asked:

constipated and also have inflamed internal hemorrhoid. when i go to the bathroom there is tan stringy mucus in stool. causes?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
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, among others.

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Last updated Aug 12, 2020

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