Question by  cm (23)

Are IBS and rectal mucous discharge related?


Answer by  craftheart (392)

Rectal mucous discharge is one of the symptoms of IBS. Since IBS is a gastrointestinal problem and also causes irregular bowel movements and different types of bowels movements, mucous discharge from the rectum is not uncommon. IBS is often sometimes caused by an intestinal infection which also in turn could cause mucous.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Yes they actually are related. You will rectal mucus as a side effect or if you say a consequence of taking IBS. Therefore, it is very common and there is no need to worry.


Answer by  oldmom (716)

Yes. Rectal mucus is a common symptom of IBS, although it can also be a symptom of ulcerative colitis and sometimes, although less likely, Crohn's Disease. This mucus is produced by the mucus membranes in the large intestine.


Answer by  crazymanforever (32)

They can be related, but rectal mucus dischage can have a lot of underlying disease processes. Talk to your doctor to make sure it is not from a more serious disease.


Answer by  cherry (102)

No, they are not related. IBS causes one to have difficulty or irregular bowel movements and does not present one with rectal mucus. Check for parasites.


Answer by  Dontbugme (697)

If your IBS is flaring up mucous can be discharged when you pass gas. Unfortunately, there are other reasons for mucous discharge that should be investigated. Go to a gastroenterologist who will be able to diagnose your problems and treat them accordingly.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

Feces is a combination of a multitude of products other than just food. Water and mucous are a few items which are related to producing patent feces. In IBS its common for patients to under produce as well as over produce mucous.

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