Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

162 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Noticed mucus around anus while wiping. Should I be concerned?

Answered by
Dr. Charles S Narasi


Practicing since :1962

Answered : 693 Questions

Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: God morning. After urinating and wiping in the front I always use a new tissue to clean the back in case of wetness. Today I noticed a pea sized ball of gel - clear - after wiping rear. Also after a bowel movement at times there is no feces on paper although there is feces in the toilet. Stools are usually medium brown color. Should I be concerned? Thank you.
Answered by Dr. Charles S Narasi 1 hour later
From your description of "Ball of gel", looks like thick
mucus around your anus.Therer are few conditions
that can cause this.
If you have small external hemorrhoids and they are
irritated, you can see mucus or sometimes even blood.
If your stool is well formed,there may not be residue
around the area and hence no stool on the tissue.
Anal fissure can be associated with mucus, but
usually there is burning during defecation.
Sometimes, if anyone used a suppository, we also
See a mucus ball.
In any case, this does not look very serious.
Please see a proctologist if this persists or gets
Wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Charles S Narasi 1 hour later
Thank you for your response Doctor. You have been very kind and informative. I also have GERD. Do you think that this could be a factor even though they are in very different areas of the body?
Answered by Dr. Charles S Narasi 48 minutes later
I don't think there is any relationship between
GERD and your current episode that you described.
Sometimes Histus Hernia,GERD can be associated
with Gallstones and Diverticulosis. If you have infection
in the pockets (Diverticula) then it is called Diverticulitis
and this may result in dirrhea with mucus and blood along
with fever and chills. I don't believe you have anything
to suggest these.
Wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Diverticulosis

doctor1 MD

I am female age perimenopause-recently had a period after two and half months. Daily experience of feeling bloated and look like I m pregnant(I am not), bowel changes include urgent need to move bowels several times during the day yet urgency doesn t match quantity-stools are soft to loose, often feel indigestion, bloat, occasional heartburn. My diet is relatively healthy, exercise 1-3 X s wk. Can t seem to beat the bloated, gassy feelings I experience daily. Have had gastritis in the past but didn t last this long, but I m not ruling it out either. Concerned symptoms may be a gastritis, food allergy/sensitivity, or perhaps a diverticulosis. Suzane

doctor1 MD

Hi, last fall my mother had a colonoscopy because he was suffering from stomach cramping. After the colonoscopy, she was told she was struggling with diverticulosis. Since this, she has been dealing with what sounds like diverticulitis, which she says is life-threatening. The research that I have done online, does not seem to confirm that. She also says that she was told to change her diet, but she has always had a very health diet. Is this condition life threatening? What can she done to recover from this?

doctor1 MD

Dear Respected panel, I have some gestric problems and suffer from sudden diorrea, stomuch pains even if i am eating simple home cooked food. Such attacks last for a week or so when I have bloating of the stomuch, increased level of acidity etc. These atttacks are repeated almost every two months. Recently I did a CT Scan and the findings were There is evidence of Sigmoid Diverticulosis with no evidence of acute inflammation. I am also on these medication: Amlopin 5mg, Batacod 50mg,Valzaar 80, Clopivas 75 AP, Tonact TG, Folvite 5mg, Multivitamin. As the blood test shows increased level of CPK value, I have been advised to cut out Tonact TG. The Gestro specialist has asked me to take Selace Forte and Maxep daily. My Questions are. 1. what is the medication I should take in place of Tonact TG. Most other Statins have side effects on me ( headac, non Concentration). 2. what is the remidy for Signoid Divertucolisis. 3. Are there any side effects of Selace Forte and Maxepa on me as I am on Blood pressure reducing medication and Clopivas AP 75 which is a blood thinner. I regularly walk 5 km daily, do my back stretches and play golf twice a week. I am 63 years old, weight 65kg, height 5 10 . I would be very greatful if you would advice me in the matter. Pradip Patel

doctor1 MD

i have been having blood in my morning bowel movements for 6 days now. I often go to the bathroom a few times a day, and I only have bleeding in the morning. It is bright red blood, almost like a period. i have no other symptoms. do you have any idea what this could be?

doctor1 MD

I am having lower abdominal pain on my left side. I have had this condition for about 5 days.

doctor1 MD

I have pain in my lower left side. Gas and bloating . Diverticulosis was found on a colonoscopy I had in March 2017. I have been treating it myself by eating more fiber, drinking a lot of water and moving around. The pain has been in that area...

doctor1 MD

Can diverticulosis be a cause for diaharrea which is also causing accidental bowel leakage?