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Have whitish discharge during bowel movement and after walking. Taking fibre for constipation. Advice?

HI Doctor,
I have this whitetish (cud it be mucus) discharge every time i go to the loo to clear my bowel. after going to the loo, esp. when i walk for a short distance, this musuc comes out around my anal area. If you ask me whether i hv constipation, my answer will be "yes". I hv constipation since young. I have to take fibres to come out poo. I am 59 years old. Please help
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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thank you for your query.

mucous is produced by the mucus membrane of the large intestine.

the causes for its passage are-
1.IBS-Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
2.Ulcerative colitis
3.crohn's disease
4.bacterial infections.

since you are saying that you have constipation since long time,your symptoms fall under IBS.yours is the constipation dependent type.

treatment includes diet modification,high soluble fibre diet,exercise,medication such as laxatives,TCA's etc.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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