First, let's clarify what we mean by "mucus." Mucus can be yellow, white or clear. It's always slimy.
If you notice mucus in your stool, it can either be a sign of a successful colon cleanse or of a digestive issue. Mucus can also be caused by eating unhealthy foods or a food allergy (such as an allergy to dairy).
If you see mucus only occasionally, there's no need for alarm. However, if you produce mucus in your poop for more than a few weeks, or if the mucus is accompanied by a foul odor or blood, you should make an appointment to see your doctor.
Mucus-covered poop could be a warning sign of:
I know it seems gross to check out your poo on a regular basis...but if it can give you a warning sign of a developing condition, where's the harm?
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