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Abnormal stool: yellow mucus and irregular bowel movement

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I'm passing clear sometimes yellow mucus instead of stool sometimes and it is usually acompanied with alot of gas that sometimes burns when released. It usually clears up the next day but it comes back very often. I do have normal bowel movements, with no signs of black or bloody stool. I have no abdominal pain. I get alittle constipated once in a while. I have normal bowel movements about once or twice a day but once in a while I have a really big bowel movement in a single day(Not Diarrhea). Then I resume the normal bowel movements for a week or two before having a big movement again. Why do I have recurring gas and mucus and why the big bowel movement about once every or every other week ?


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replied March 13th, 2007
Digestive & Bowel Disorders Answer A2401
Bowel movement habits are unique to each individual. It doesn't seem that you are experiencing any type of abnormality except for the yellow mucus that you excrete instead of stool. A colonoscopy can provide more information about the inner condition of the colon and possible causes for the yellow mucus. An occult blood test must also to be performed as a diagnostic tool.
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