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   Posted 12/18/2005 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I know I've posted before about mucus in the stool.  I also understand that it is a symptom of IBS.  However, has anyone only passed just mucus and not had a BM?  And is it more thin or clumpy?  I'm just really worried since I've just been recently diagnosed with IBS.  Please anything to put my mind at ease! sad

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   Posted 12/18/2005 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   

Yes. There were plenty of times that all I would pass was mucus. about the thin or clumpy, I am not sure what you mean by thin....mine would be anything from thick clumps of mucus mixed with stool, to just clear yellowish blobs.

Hope this helps

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   Posted 12/18/2005 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I have as well.

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   Posted 12/19/2005 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, mostly when I was IBS-C and had a hard time having a bm. I would end up in the bathroom for at least 10-15 minutes and only pass mucus. It still triggers those sphincter rectal muscles if it is thick enough and will make you want to go to the bathroom.
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