Mucus, a translucent, jelly like substance that appears in the stool is produced by mucous glands that line the small and large intestine.
Mucus in Otherwise Normal Bowel Movements
Certain amount of mucus is regularly present in normal stools in healthy persons. Mucus in normal semi-soft stools may appear in bellow conditions:
Internal hemorrhoids are common cause of mucus in the stool. Mucus is usually not mixed with the stool. Other typical symptoms in hemorrhoids are: