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Mucus in Bowel Movement
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Mucus in Bowel Movement
For the past few months, whenever i have a bowel movement (which is more often then usual), there is a significant amount of mucus within it. it is whitish yellowish. it seems as though it is easier for me to pass my BM's. I was wondering if i should be concerned?
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Long_legs
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Hi long_legs,
More mucus in stools indicates inflammation of the colon (colitis)  and can be due to infection, UC, IBS .
Minimal mucus in stools is normal.
Increased mucus for a prolonged period of time or if it is assocaited with bleeding is a serious problem and needs evaluation.
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