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A 26-year-old male asked:

Reddish mucus in stool. my dr says it's not blood, it's whitish/yellowish mucus caused by my ibs that has mixed with the color of stool making it appear red. stool test was negative for blood. should i still be concerned?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
If blood in stool has been excluded, you do not need to be concerned about it. Visit this site for information on food that may be useful for IBS. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/fodmap-diet-what-you-need-to-know
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Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
When something is of concern to you, however one explains, it’s of no use. Faith in the physician comes with time and continued veracity of the physician. One thing is certain that all the physicians are in fiduciary relationship with their patients, meaning they can do only good to their patients. Hence relax, you just report the symptoms and leave all concerns for them. Hope it helps .
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Last updated Aug 16, 2021
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