Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) | Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

6) Presence of Mucus in Stool

Presence of Mucus in Stool, IBS Signs and Symptoms

Mucus is a slippery substance that naturally covers the various mucous membranes of the body. Mucus serves many purposes, and in the case of the gastrointestinal tract, it helps stools move through the intestines. Intestinal mucus is usually produced in small quantities, just enough to lubricate the lining of the intestines, so when it becomes possible to observe mucus mixed with fecal matter using only the naked eye, it usually indicates the presence of pathology such as IBS.