Mucus is naturally in our stools, its part of the body's defense system and is there for everyone. Its there to ease the stool to pass easier. In IBS, its excreted more than normal due to the contractions or spasms of our intestines (IBS causes more intense spasms than normal folks). The mucus can be seen on the paper or it can come out as if you were passing stool or when you are passing stool. Its more noticable when you are cramping. Some people don't actually notice it at times and it seems worse for some than for others. I hope this helps a little.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, UC 2005, Sjogren's 2006
Meds: Sulfazine EC 1000mg, Mesalamine Enemas, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Naprosyn 500mg, Symax SL .125mg, Protonix 40mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements