Anal mucus discharge is often recognized by mucus in the stool. Mucus looks like phlegm or snot and is often found by itself or mixed in with the stool. Additionally, you may notice a phlegm-like substance when wiping after defecating which you may recognize as mucus. The chronic inflammation can cause excess mucus production in the intestinal tract, which is excreted through the rectum. Rectal discharge is intermittent or continuous expression of liquid from the anus (). Otherwise, this is closely related to types of fecal incontinence (e. Fecal leakage) but the term rectal discharge does not necessarily imply degrees of incontinence. Types of fecal incontinence that produce a liquid leakage could be thought of as. Rectal discharge is the release of mucus or pus from the anal opening. It can be a sign of an underlying colorectal problem or occur after colorectal surgery. This requires medical evaluation especially if you have engaged in unprotected sex (particularly anal receptive). There can be complications as a result of proctitis, especially if it goes untreated. The most common causes for mucus rectal discharge are benign. Anyway, serious pathology is sufficiently likely to warrant though examination. There are a few conditions that can cause rectal mucus discharge. Common are hemorrhoids, anal fissures, rectal prolepses, proctitis and perineal warts. Mucus is a slimy, slippery fluid that acts as a lubricant and protects various structures in the body. There are a number of mucus-secreting cells in the body, but mucus is most prominent in the respiratory, genital and gastrointestinal tracts, notes the university of colorado at boulder 1. When the gastrointestinal tract becomes infected or undergoes frequent irritation, the mucus-secreting. The discharge is mucus colored and smells like fish, very slippery and there is blood present. Last colonoscopy was normal and was done about 1 12 years ago. At times there is blood dripping in the toilet when i have a bm.