Q. I found mucous and blood in my stools. Is this normal? What should I do?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 20, 2015 and last reviewed on: Dec 22, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am a 22 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 6 inches, and I weigh 60 kg. A few days back, after dinner, I passed stools and while flushing, I found the stool to have mucous and blood. When I attempted to clean the anal region after defecating, I found all three tips of my fingers covered with blood. I cleaned it and checked again, and at that time, there was no blood. A few years back, I had the same complaints, but then it subsided without any treatment. I usually pass stools immediately after eating. Is this normal? What should I do? Please help.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Following are the possibilities according to your complaints:

  1. Acute dysentery.
  2. Piles (hemorrhoids).
  3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

You need to consult a doctor for physical examination. You will need proctoscopy (medical examination of the anal cavity with a thin tube). If the doctor finds any piles, we will have to treat them. If he feels that there are any chance of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, he will plan a colonoscopy (examination of the inside of the colon).

Thank you doctor,

I also wanted to know if there is any possibility of bowel cancer being a differential diagnosis for my condition. Is there even a 0.1 % chance?

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

The chances are very low in your case. I would like to know a few more things to be more specific:

  1. How many episodes have you suffered since then?
  2. Do you have any associated constipation?
  3. Do you have any frequent reddening of eyes?
  4. Do you have any weight loss or fever?
  5. Do you have any history of thyroid problem?

Revert with answers for the above.


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