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A 36-year-old male asked:

Recently i see yellow/brownish mucus in my stool often.i have 1-2 bm's/day. not much strain/non completeness. stool is mushy always. not tarry. i'v seen very little bright blood in mucus in few occasions.no tendernss. hvy fart. hb 14. is this ca sym?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
See your physician: Recent yellowish/brown mucus with a few occasions of small amounts of bright blood in the mucus is of concern. Inflammatory bowel disease, infectious conditions, malabsorption disorders and cancer are all a possibility. However further evaluation may reveal just hemorrhoidal bleeding and nothing else serious. **It is very important that you see your physician to evaluate your symptoms.
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Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 23 years experience
Stool Issues: I wouldn't automatically jump to cancer without first knowing what your risk factors are- family history, etc. What is concerning is the blood and mucus in the stool, which could be for a variety of reasons. You should this get evaluated as soon as possible.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2018
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