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I've always had normal 's one to three times a day. Past two

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I've always had normal BM's one to three times a day. Past two days I increased fiber intake drastically (oatmeal, more fruits, etc) and today noticed a lot of stringy like mucus in BM. First time I've ever noticed. No other symptoms and BM was still normal. Can this be a normal variant of change in diet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

Yes, this is absolutely normal

Mucous is common with changes in diet or bowel habits.

It doesn't necessarily indicate anything else if there are no other symptoms.

As long as you don't have black stools, maroon stools, red stools, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or any other symptoms I would not be worried

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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