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Last four days been having lower tummy pains & sense of urgency to open bowels frequently. Passing mucus each time. ?

Last four days been having lower tummy pains & sense of urgency to open bowels frequently. Passing mucus each time. ?

Hope going away...: Is this the first occurrence or recurrent? So, collect the feature, degree, and progress of the symptoms over time with their detailed sequence of events, especially in relation to what you eat, and bring those to doctor for review, analysis, history, physicals, and tests as needed so a reasonable diagnosis and some treatment can be deduced. Of course, always practice healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Severely constipated. Relieved bowels had blood and mucus on it, plus blood in toilet. What could cause this? Should i go to my dr?

Severely constipated. Relieved bowels had blood and mucus on it, plus blood in toilet. What could cause this? Should i go to my dr?

Yes you should: See your doctor. Bleeding could cone from hemorrhoids or anak fissure. Get an exam ; discuss treatment ; prevention of constipation with your doctor. ...Read more

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Just had long string bits when opening my bowels. Have been having mucus lately & left lower tummy pain?

Just had long string bits when opening my bowels. Have been having mucus lately & left lower tummy pain?

Mucus ; cramps...: Mucus occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. You're describing cramping with stools so mucus may also be produced due to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, ; even from secretory villous rectal tumors. No bleeding, weight loss, fever, tenderness...Right? Call your doc to get checked esp. If these issues r present. ...Read more

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I have been on oxycontin for chronic pain for 3 months. I am unable to move my bowels. I take 3 types of laxatives. The miniscule fragments are soft and a small amount of mucus is present. I have a history of laxative abuse 25 years ago. Prior to recent s

I have been on oxycontin for chronic pain for 3 months. I am unable to move my bowels. I take 3 types of laxatives. The miniscule fragments are soft and a small amount of mucus is present. I have a history of laxative abuse 25 years ago. Prior to recent s

Talk to your doc: If it is severe, the dose of Oxycontin should be reduced, at least 10-20%. There is a medicine called Relistor (methylnaltrexone) that is very effective for opiate-induced constipation, but has to be given as a shot by doctor. A stool softener twice daily, some senna based laxative and a magnesium laxative are best. Am concerned about Oxycontin long-term in anybody your age. Get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I took a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) and an hour later i went to release my bowels and i saw i had mucus mixed in with my stool. Should be concerned?

I took a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) and an hour later i went to release my bowels and  i saw i had mucus mixed in with my stool. Should be concerned?

Probably not: Mucus is normally produced by the colonic epithilial cells, so it is probably nothing to be concerned about. What is more concerning is that you were able to hold the enema for an hour before evacuating. Most people can only hold the enema a few minutes. ...Read more

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Hello!i have this bowel problem that makes me feel very anxious. What scares me is the fact that sometimes my bowels look thin and flat type 5 and sometimes i also noticed mucus in it, no blood, no weight loss, no bloating and 1-3 bowels a day?

Hello!i have this bowel problem that makes me feel very anxious. What scares me is the fact that sometimes my bowels look thin and flat type 5 and sometimes i also noticed mucus in it, no blood, no weight loss, no bloating and 1-3 bowels a day?

Doctor can evaluate: Bowel symptoms, especially worrisome ones, should be evaluated by a primary care doctor and a G.I. Doctor. If the symptoms aren't explained by some simple, temporary illness, the doctors may need to look inside the colon to see what is going on. If a colonoscopy is needed, and it turns out to be normal, it is reassuring. ...Read more

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What to do about pain in bowel with inability to pass for a couple of days I have been experiencing painful urges to go but have only passed mucus. The urges are somewhat frequent and I am sometimes unable to control them. What can I do to relieve this?

What to do about pain in bowel with inability to pass for a couple of days I have been experiencing painful urges to go but have only passed mucus. The urges are somewhat frequent and I am sometimes unable to control them. What can I do to relieve this?

You : You need an evaluation for a colon and rectal specialist. There are many causes for symptoms like yours. Obstucted defecation encompases a wide range of diseases and they are best handled by a specialist who needs to examine you and will need to obtain imaging studies. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more