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why is there bloody mucus in my stool after an enema should i be worried

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
Possibly: Blood tinged discharge can be related to trauma from the enema but it should be evaluated with direct visualization (ie. Colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Perhaps...: Enemas are almost never used in my pediatric practice, so the 1st concern is what triggered the need for an enema? I would never recommend an enema f ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: It is never normal to see blood in your stool. This is a common symptom of proctitis or hemorrhoids but further evaluation is needed with a colonoscop ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Complete eval: Expect a full medical history and gastrointestinal physical examination. Depending on findings, may recommend labs or colonoscopy.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Realize you are not: In immediate danger. That should help you avoid a panic attack. There is a reason for bloody mucous and it does need to be checked out but it is not g ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stool: Mucus is a lubricant in our GI tract – so a small amounts needn't be a concern. However if there are large amounts of mucus especially if associated w ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely : The food you ate. Give a day or 2 without beetroot. If it persist get checked for blood in stool
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Stool test for blood: It is very unlikely that you have colorectal cancer. You may do a stool test for blood, called Fit test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Although your issues: ...sound self limited, situational, and relatively minor you have expressed appropriate concern for which evaluation may be warranted, if for no other ... Read More

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