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Mucus discharge from anus area since a month, irritation. What could this be?

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I have a clear mucus discharge from anus area. It irritating and has been going on for about a month.
Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 6 hours later

Thanks for the query.

I would like you to furnish some more information regarding your symptom. This will help me to understand the problem better and hence I will be able to answer your query better.

1. Do you have cramping pain in the abdomen?
2. Do you have occasional passage of blood?
3. Is the mucus thick in consistency?
4. Is there any itching sensation in the perianal region?
5. Do you experience muscle weakness and abdominal distension?
6. Do you have weight loss?
7. Has any rectal examination been done?
8. What is the approximate amount of mucus secreted per day?

Awaiting your response

Best regards
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Follow-up: Mucus discharge from anus area since a month, irritation. What could this be? 5 hours later
Answer to your questions.
1. No
2. No
3. No
4. Yes and stinging between my upper legs.
5. No
6. No
7. Yes about a week ago.
8. I don't know how to measure it. But it is constant all day.
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 11 minutes later
Hi again,

Thank you for the answers.

If anal speculum examination is normal then there is a possibility of inflammatory bowel disease or villous adenomas of the rectum or colon. This can be picked up by colonoscopy.

So I suggest you to consult a gastrenterologist for a colonoscopic evaluation to find the cause.

Hope I have answered your query. Please accept my answer if you have no additional concerns.

Wishing you great health.

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