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A 21-year-old male asked:

After anal fissure 3 months ago, mucus started to appear in my stool. dr. did fecal calprotectin and hs crp blood tests. the reports are totally ok. now still sometimes i see mucus in stool with burning/pain after bowel. what should i do now?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
My experience with uncomplicated anal fissures is that they're best treated & followed by a proctologist as this is their specialty. I find that gastroenterologists & colorectal surgeons don't get too enthusiastic about treating them.
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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Sounds like you have proctitis. May be part of Inflammatory Bowel Disease or, in Pakistan, a rectal infection. See a gastroenterologist
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