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What could cause a rectal mucous discharge?

There are a few causes here--

Irritable bowel syndrome

A pancreatic problem where the pancreas isn't producing enough digestive enzymes to properly process the fat in your diet

And possibly--but very unlikely--a colon polyp

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What could cause a rectal mucous discharge? I was taking omeprazole. I haven’t see a doctor for this yet. I take escitalopram. Not sure of the spelling it’s a mood enhancer. I have been having a lot of indigestion and I recently had a post and anterior repair.

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Hello,

How long has this been going on?

What color is the mucus and are your bowel movements normal?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago

The mucous is clear or light brown stained. I have had this for 3 days.

Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 3 months ago

OK

There are a few causes here--

Irritable bowel syndrome

A pancreatic problem where the pancreas isn't producing enough digestive enzymes to properly process the fat in your diet

And possibly--but very unlikely--a colon polyp

For now you need to have your doctor evaluate this with an exam, blood work, a stool sample analysis and possibly colonoscopy

Please let me know if you need any more information

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