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Is it normal to have a bowel movement and when you wipe it has a snot like substance come out?

Is it normal to have a bowel movement and when you wipe it has a snot like substance come out?

Absolutely: A bit of extra mucus lying free is normal. The colon makes far more than your nose does just to keep things lubricated, though we seldom realize it. If it is abundant or persisent, do let your doctor know; you may have anything from functional bowel syndrome to a mucus-producing tumor. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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I had to force a bowel movement and when it came out it was more watery. Then when I wiped there was a slimy mucus like thing on the paper.

I had to force a bowel movement and when it came out it was more watery. Then when I wiped there was a slimy mucus like thing on the paper.

Mucus thing: It may be related to something you ate or possibly so, etching structural like a polyp or material Ina diverticulum, a sac formed in the bowel. It may also have come from your vagina? I'm not sure how old you are but if this continues, be examined and consider a colonoscopy. All the best. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Almost every time I have a bowel movement first I pass a lot of mucus (yellow-brown, not clear), the stool is normal. Why that excessive mucus?

Exam - Lab work: To know 'why? ' you need to have an exam and lab work. It's possibly something a bit like IBS, but w/o other symptoms it would luckily be very mild/early. Intestines have glands that make mucus to avoid membrane irritation. See your Dr and follow advice. ...Read more

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

It's normal: Many people pass mucus during bowel movements and it's nothing to worry about. As far as the constipation is concerned, stool softeners, fiber-rich foods and increased fluid intake can help the problem. If you notice blood in your stool, weight loss, abdominal pain or continued constipation, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi im 17 years old And when I wipe after bowel movement I notice a colourless mucus And the strange things is that it hasn't ever happened before but f?

Hi im 17 years old And when I wipe after bowel movement I notice a colourless mucus And the strange things is that it hasn't ever happened before but f?

Mucus in stool: This sounds like normal and if no weight loss, GI cramping or fever, emesis, is not illness, but rather
dependent of your food/drink intake, especially if eating a fatty diet, friend foods. Just reduce these and observe for other signs and symptoms and make a virtual appt with health tap if other symptoms arise. Welcome to health tap, I'm Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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Today is cd11 and the only time I see the cervical mucus (past 2 days) is with the bowel movement. Exept this it's dry. Is it normal?

Mucous: Monitoring cervical mucous is unreliable if you are trying to avoid pregnnacy or trying to conceive. If you feel you are having abnormal discharge schedule a visit for infection testing. ...Read more

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5 year passes chunks of mucus during bowel movement. Only today so far No other symptoms. She did have a cold that is just clearing. Is this a normal?

5 year passes chunks of mucus during bowel movement. Only today so far No other symptoms. She did have a cold that is just clearing. Is this a normal?

Mucous in stool: Non-bloody, transient passage of mucous in the stool is usually of little concern. However, prolonged symptoms, bloody stools (hematochezia), fever, vomiting and weight loss in combination is NOT normal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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When I had a bowel movement I seen some fuzzy material in my stool and when I wiped I seen some mucus what could this be.

When I had a bowel movement I seen some fuzzy material in my stool and when I wiped I seen some mucus what could this be.

Probably nothing: Mucus is made normally as a lubricant and sometimes especially if patients are a bit constipated or straining they can see it in the stool. As long as its not bloody its nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Clear anal mucus discharge 2X a week, with or without a bowel movement. No pain. Had a normal colonoscopy 2 years ago. Any suggestions?

Clear anal mucus discharge 2X a week, with or without a bowel movement. No pain. Had a normal colonoscopy 2 years ago. Any suggestions?

Many causes: This is generally due to normal mucous production which is abnormally expressed (poor sphincter tone, anal blockage) vs abnormal mucous production due to infection or inflammation. Intermittent nature (2X a week) is reassuring. Presume no blood. Would probably at least do flexible sigmoidoscopy even though colonoscopy only 2 years ago. See your provider when able. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I wipe after a bowel movement a light colored mucus is present. It stopped, I was constipated and now I am seeing bright red blood when?

Sometimes when I wipe after a bowel movement a light colored mucus is present. It stopped, I was constipated and now I am seeing bright red blood when?

Hemorrhoids vs.?: A small amount of mucus (? a teaspoon) after a bowel movement can be considered normal. Typically, as you describe, it wouldn't be after every BM. Bright red blood when wiping is typically from the anus and due to hemorrhoids (dilated veins) related to straining to pass stool. OK to watch for a week or two, but if persists, contact Doc. Persistent blood and mucus needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm 23 years old and have regular bowel movements. In the past few weeks I noticed mucus mixed in my bowel; even when I wiped it was a brownish/?

Mucus: Mucus in bowel movements can be seen with irritable bowel syndrome or mucus colitis and isn't necessarily a sign of serious bowel pathology unless you're experiencing bloody stools, severe abdominal cramps, pain and/or tenderness. If you still have concerns, consult a proctologist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Hi, for the past 4 or 5 bowel movements I have noticed a little light brown mucus when I wipe. No pain, bleeding etc. Perhaps slightly softer but that's it. Thanks?

Hi, for the past 4 or 5 bowel movements I have noticed a little light brown mucus when I wipe. No pain, bleeding etc. Perhaps slightly softer but that's it. Thanks?

A small amount ok: I realize it is difficult to estimate "What is a small amount? " Helpful that that there is no blood or pain. I think it would be safe to watch and wait since this has just been going on a few days. Worrisome conditions include infection or inflammatory bowel disease. If it persists a couple weeks, you see blood, or persistent diarrhea, see your doctor for evaluation. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have orange mucus coming out of anus w/o normal bowel movements?

I have orange mucus coming out of anus w/o normal bowel movements?

Anal discharge: Could just be inflamed hemorrhoids, but at age 44, you should see a colon & rectal specialist for further evaluation. Most likely that evaluation would be an office exam to check the hemorrhoids, check the stool for occult blood and probably colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I have diverticulitis and had a flare up on christmas eve. I had a endoscopy over a week ago and now have mucus in bowel movements. Normal?

I have diverticulitis and had a flare up on christmas eve. I had a endoscopy over a week ago and now have mucus in bowel movements. Normal?

Mucous is normal: It is normal to have mucous in your stool. If your colonoscopy was otherwise normal then that is good news. Stay on a bowel regimen, to help you achieve two soft bowel movements daily. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had anal sex 5 days ago. My anus is sore and feels like there's pressure on it. Normal bowel movements, but today notice mucus on toilet paper. Dr?

I had anal sex 5 days ago. My anus is sore and feels like there's pressure on it. Normal bowel movements, but today notice mucus on toilet paper. Dr?

Healing process: You had injury to the anal canal and may be rectum, that is undergoing healing. Mucus is not a worrisome sign. If you must have receptive anal sex, make sure to use plenty of lubricant like K-Y jelly. ...Read more

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My 6 month old has a lot of bowel movements some of them more watery than others and I jusy discoverd mucus in her stool? Is this normal

My 6 month old has a lot of bowel movements some of them more watery than others and I jusy discoverd mucus in her stool? Is this normal

Mucus on stools: You might need to have stool sample at the pediatric clinic, possible reasons, infections or milk intolerance.
Assure good hydration. Breastfeeding recommended of possible
or change formula to a soy base or hypoallergenic formula. ...Read more

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Constipation. Mucus only bowel movements every 20min. Colonoscopy, blood test, CT all normal, no polyps. Pain in large int. What could this be?

Constipation. Mucus only bowel movements every 20min. Colonoscopy, blood test, CT all normal, no polyps. Pain in large int. What could this be?

Irritable bowel: Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal condition. The main symptoms are diarrhea and/or constipation and abdominal pain. For information on treatment see http://wb. Md/1QjwV9r and http://bit. Ly/1VlC078 The symptoms are the result of a complex interplay of genetics, emotional/psychological factors, and GI flora among other factors. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have thick white/yellowish mucusin stools early in pregnancy im 5 weeks pregnant & am having thick white & yellow mucus in my bowel movements? I still have 2 weeks until my first dr appointment, is this normal or something I should be co

Some: Some mucus in your stool can be normal since it's what your intestines make to stay lubricated. Larger amounts of mucus - especially when paired with fever, abdominal pain, cramping and diarrhea - can signal an infection. If you are noticing a change in your bowel habits or are having any of the above symptoms, you should call your doctor. They may want to see you sooner than your scheduled appointment. ...Read more

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7 weeks pregnant & with normal bowel movements (1/day), sometimes with cramping. Noticed white stringy mucus in stool for past 7 days. Normal or worms?

7 weeks pregnant & with normal bowel movements (1/day), sometimes with cramping. Noticed white stringy mucus in stool for past 7 days. Normal or worms?

Hmmm: Unlikely worms unless you live in a tropical area where worm infection is high. Most likely this is temporary. A stool study may be helpful if persists. ...Read more

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Mucus floating in toilet after I have a bowel movement?

Mucus floating in toilet after I have a bowel movement?

See a doctor: You have to be evaluated by a physician. You most likely need stool tests to rule intestinal parasites and also other tests might be needed particularly if you have diarrhea and/or a recent change in bowel habit. ...Read more

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Every time I have a bowel movement there is blood and mucus. What would cause this?

Every time I have a bowel movement there is blood and mucus. What would cause this?

Blood in stool: Blood in stool needs to be evaluated by your physician. Very pink or red blood can come from hemorrhoids or inflammation of the colon. The latter usually has associated diarrhea. If your movements are otherwise normal, hemorrhoids or rectal fissure may be the cause. ...Read more

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When I try to have a bowel movement only mucus comes out I'm constipated and have IBS what should I do?

Sounds like an impac: Tion. Get some glycerine suppositories and or fleet mineral oil enemas and follow the directions. Stay on liquid diet until the constipation has cleared, then be sure to drink at least 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily to avoid a recurrence. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more