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A 36-year-old male asked:

Recently i see mucus(brownish jelly) in my bowel & very rarely with little bright blood mixed. stool is never shaped. not black.1/2 bm per day.not much abdmn tenderness. hb13.9. heavy gas. on a low cal diet & lost 15lbs in 4 mon. worried if this ca?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
You need a check: of this jelly stuff to see if it is partially digested blood. Also your Hgb should be checked again. And your abdomen should be examined. The heavy gas could indicate some blockage and normally you shouldn't have any abdominal tenderness. If it is blood, other studies should be done of the GI tract to be sure it isn't cancer.
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Blood in stool: Probably not cancer but blood in stool is not normal so visit your doctor soon.

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