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What could cause mucus on toilet paper after a bm? I have IBS.

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Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine
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In brief: IBS and colitis

It is not uncommon to see a little mucous in the stool occasionally, however, you must be certain that nothing else is wrong.
If you have irritable bowel it is important to have regular exams and to monitor the stool for blood or any other changes. Regular and appropriately timed colon exams are needed. If you have more than occasional small amounts-you need checked for a type of colitis as well

In brief: IBS and colitis

It is not uncommon to see a little mucous in the stool occasionally, however, you must be certain that nothing else is wrong.
If you have irritable bowel it is important to have regular exams and to monitor the stool for blood or any other changes. Regular and appropriately timed colon exams are needed. If you have more than occasional small amounts-you need checked for a type of colitis as well
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
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Dr. Christian Hirsch
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Inflammation

Usually a sign of inflammation, usually hemorrhoidal.

In brief: Inflammation

Usually a sign of inflammation, usually hemorrhoidal.
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