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I have a question regarding the presence of mucus in stool. I have read that there is almost always some amount of mucus in every stool but that it is rarely noticeable. For myself, I NEVER noticed it until recently.
So for the last few days, I have been seeing very small, clear, stringy mucus sort of "attached" loosely to my stool. Honestly, it is hardly noticeable unless I am looking for it. It separates easily when flushing the toilet or even if touched by tweezers.
The mucus is not bloody, red, pink, or even white. It is totally clear. It is not mixed with the stool, as far as I can tell, but rather only loosely attached to the outside. It does not cover the entire stool at all. Barely even 10% of the total surface area I would guess.
I am not suffering from any abdominal discomfort and the stools themselves are a normal brown color and normal long, curved shape. The only oddity as far as I can tell is the sudden presence of what I am guessing is mucus.
Also, the only physical ailment I am currently being treated for is acid reflux with 40mg of Omeprazole a day. My diet is rather reflux-friendly with banana/almond milk protein shakes, cucumber sandwiches on whole grain bread, chicken, vegetables, eggs, oatmeal etc. The one thing I do have that is not reflux friendly is 1 zero calorie energy drink a day, which my GI said I could have.
So my question to all of you kind people is whether or not what you have read about my situation rises to the level of "seeing an alarming amount of mucus in one's stool."
My guess is that it is not, but I am not a doctor and I have never had anything like this happen to me before. So I am completely ignorant in this.
Your help and advise is MUCH appreciated. Cheers!
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