The presence of Mucus is to ease Bowel Movement out of our bodies. Mucus membrane of large intestine produces a clear, white, or yellow jelly like substance, Mucus. Other organs of the body such as lungs also produce Mucus. In intestines, the prime object of mucus is to protect inner lining of the intestine and to ease the passageway of stool. The following some reasons associated with prevalence of mucus in stool:-
Irritable Bowel Syndrome during Ulcerative Colitis
As already written, mucus is a normal function of intestines for smooth passage of stool when produced in a reasonable amount. But in IBS, mucus production is increased by the lining of the intestine. Mucus membrane of the intestine develops inflammation and become ulcerative. The ulcerative intestine then starts bleeding and produces pus and mucus. Mucus is often connected with diarrhea-predominant IBS. Mucus is not as recurrent as with Crohn's Diseases (CD), but can be related with the development of an anal fissure.
Infections caused by Bacteria
Bacterial infections like Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, and Yersinia can be a cause of mucus in the stool as well. Diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps also caused by a bacterial infection. Several bacterial infections can heal without any treatment on their own. However, some cases may require treatment with antibiotics.
A bowel holdup is connected with constipation, severe cramps, abdominal distention along with vomiting. A bowel stoppage may be due to a variety of causes and is and may be treated in the hospital in some cases, with surgery.
The extraction of mucus in stools in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or ulcerative colitis (UC) is not a cause for alarm. However, it must be pointed out to a health care provider. Mucus without a reason such as a pre-existing condition should be informed to your health care provider immediately.