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   Posted 3/8/2007 7:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry if this gets a bit graphic but I was wondering if anyone else had this. Today when I went #2 it was normal except I seen a bit of what looked like it could have been mucus inside the stool. It was not white white but there was a part of the stool that had some cloudy color to it just like mucus. I have IBS and I really can't remember if I've ever had that or not. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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   Posted 3/8/2007 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi JJswife,
We actually just had a discussion on this, I have attached the link to the post for you.  Yes, actually mucus is nothing to be alarmed about and its quite normal in IBS.  If you do happen to see blood tinged mucus, than I would suggest to let your doctor know.  Here is the thread:
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   Posted 3/15/2007 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes mucus can be common for many people with IBS. It is definately no need to 'frek out'. you can now tick off another symtoms that falls under the umbrella of IBS. But definately it would be a good idea to re-visit your health professional, I remember i got a really good explaination about the mucus (much of which i can't remember). However, this is a change in your condition so it is worth investigating.

I havent had mucus for (or lots of it like you describe) for a long time now. But when i look back in My Digestion Diary I can see that i made a note that mucus correlated with fasting (not eating). I guess the mucus might always be present in my guts however if i don't eat or fast for some reason more of it becomes evident in the stool. However this may not be the casue either its just what i have noted. Does this sound like a possibility for you?

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