For years I've been convinced that I have an intestinal parasite. I have frequent loose stools with cramping. Sometimes after having these loose stools, I still have to make a BM, but it seems that my body has nothing left to come out except for a stringy substance. Sometimes it actually looks like what I'd think a tape worm would look like. Sometimes I have clear mucous.
The DR tested my stool and blood, and everything was completely normal. I was told I have IBS. I do have some of the symptoms. People in my family have IBS, and I've had alot of stress in my life in the past, which seems to go along with IBS. I'm just wondering if the stringy stool is normal with IBS, or if I should get a 2nd opinion.