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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.

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Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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