A 25-year-old member asked:
i am a very constipated person, and was wondering if its normal to have a lot of mucus and some bloody mucus come out when i have a bowel movement?
2 doctor answers
Dr. William Lizarraga answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: While straining might cause worsening of hemorrhoidal disease, which can present as blood in the stool, i wouldn't expect bloody mucous. I would see your primary care doctor to see if you have hemorrhoidal disease and whether you need a colonoscopy or not, a procedure that a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon can perform.
Answered on May 3, 2015
Dr. Harris Cohen answered
20 years experience Family Medicine
Mucous/Bloody Mucous: While constipation may lead to disturbance of the lower GI tract, the passage of mucous and/or bloody mucous should be evaluated by a GI specialist -- stool tests, blood tests, and visualization of the lower GI tract by colonoscopy are all useful in determining a true diagnosis.
Answered on May 5, 2016
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