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A 22-year-old female asked:

The past 3 days i have been passing thick yellowish rectal mucous.today i have had very severe stomach cramping+passing stool very often with mucous??

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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 May 12, 2017

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