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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?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
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.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
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.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have a mucus like substance come out when I have a bowel movement? I am a very constipated person.

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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: Costipation and mucous secretion suggest irritable bowel syndrome buut other conditionscan cause thei and the diagnosis of ibs may only after a workup with a colonoscopy seek medical evaluation especially if you have any family history of intestinal problems.

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