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I have been passing stool with pinkish jelly like particals, sometimes it is soft other times harder. Not sure if it is mucus or something worst.?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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In brief: Pink jelly in stool

Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain.
Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies address if "pinkish" material is blood. In any case, you sound appropriately concerned. Get checked.

In brief: Pink jelly in stool

Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain.
Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies address if "pinkish" material is blood. In any case, you sound appropriately concerned. Get checked.
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