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Sticky clear substance is likely mucus in the stool.
Mucus can be found normally in the stool due to the elimination of the colon lining.
Sometimes, viral or bacterial infection can cause mucus in the stool.
However, this will also cause diarrhea, stomach cramps etc.
Uncommonly, this can be due to the inflammatory bowel disease --presence of blood in the stool is more typical though.
So, usually this is not a concerning symptom.
However, given your age, you are recommended to have a colonoscopy at the age of 50 or above as part of normal screening procedure of colon cancer.
If you had a normal colonoscopy in recent past, then this is not concerning at all.
Otherwise, I will suggest you to get a colonoscopy not for this problem but as a preventive screening.
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