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fbc and stool test normal. not ibd or parasites. sudden mucus in stool daily 2 wks. some loose stools.could this be normal or ibs or colon cancer?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
IBS: 24 y male has chronic loose stools, recently with "mucus", and has had a negative clinical work-up for Irritable Bowel Disease, IBD. These symptoms can be attendant with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS, which is likely a functional disorder and dysautonomia. See comments:
Answered on Aug 4, 2016
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
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Increasing popularity of extreme sports over last 40 years has resulted in an epidemic of low back & pelvis chronic pain disorders in young males. Frequent falls onto buttocks permanently injures ligaments of sacroiliac joint. Skate/snow boards, motocross, dirt bikes, BMX & other unstable platforms are big offenders.
Oct 25, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
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Why do dysautonomia symptoms occur? Autonomic nerves, AN, sympathetic & parasympathetic, control cardiac & smooth muscles of organs; exit bony spine via tiny openings whereat they are tethered. Irregular joint movements, wherein range of motion is excessive due to lax/injured ligaments, impinge AN, stimulating irregular neural signals that effect dysfunctions of tissues these nerves innervate.
Oct 25, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
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As result of my study of IBS-d in young male extreme sports enthusiasts, my theory is that low back/ pelvis presacral neural plexus impingement, within region of the ventral sacroiliac joint sulcus, causes lower intestinal dysautonomia & symptoms of IBS-d; as colonic peristalsis becomes hyperdynamic.
Oct 25, 2015

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