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What's the difference between spastic colon , functional bowel disease , mucous colitis and IBS . How i can now that I am suffering from them ?!

What's the difference between spastic colon , functional bowel disease , mucous colitis and IBS . How i can now that I am suffering from them ?!

Gastroenterology: You want to know if you have spastic colon, mucus colitis etc. A gastroenterologist can evaluate your stool and if required may perform a study called colonoscopy. Any times the doctor can get a lot of answers by talking to you about your stool habits.

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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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Hy doctor I checked my stool,in my result pus cells result founded 1-3/hpf,rbc found 0-3hpf and there is no mucous i am very fear about colon cancer?

Hy doctor I checked my stool,in my result pus  cells result founded 1-3/hpf,rbc found 0-3hpf and there is no mucous i am very fear about colon cancer?

Need more info: How old are you? Do you have any symptoms? Why was the stool tested? Who ordered the stool Test? It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests. However, if you are under 40 years of age, colon cancer is unlikely.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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Hy doctor How can we find colon cancer through stool test ???I checked my stool and founded pus cells 1-3/hpf,rbc cells 0-3 hpf and there is no mucous i have pain in my stomach is there any problem??

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How can we find colon cancer through stool test ???I checked my stool and founded pus cells 1-3/hpf,rbc cells 0-3 hpf and there is no mucous i have pain in my stomach is there any problem??

No good stool test: No good stool test exists at present to dx colon cancer. That is why colonoscopy still employed. Cologuard is a stool test that measures gene mutations and can suggest the potential for eventually or possibly developing the disease but not whether it is already present. We have shown that a stool ELISA measuring the protein mutated MUC5ac will indicate whether cancer is or is not present.

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My colonoscopy biopsy shows colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid aggregates. I was having bleeding & mucous. Uc or crohn's? Or normal?

My colonoscopy biopsy shows colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid aggregates.  I was having bleeding & mucous.  Uc or crohn's?  Or normal?

Nonspecific finding: Lymphoid aggregates are commonly found in the colon and small bowel. They are a normal finding. Excessive lymphoid aggregates could be related to infections or ibd but they are relatively a nonspecific finding, especially if the other features of ibd are not present.

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Mucus with blood, Is it possible because of my internal hemorriods? I did a surgery in 2011 to remove them, colons-copy done in 2012

Mucus with blood, Is it possible because of my internal hemorriods? I did a surgery in 2011 to remove them, colons-copy done in 2012

Possible: But blood with mucous can also be colitis - infection or inflammation of the colon. All blood should be evaluated. You did not say how much or how often, but this is still active, it is a good idea to have this checked. Hemorrhoids benefit from Sitz baths, increased fiber, increased fluid intake, so would also add those as a regular regimen.

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Does a little bit of bloody mucus mean rectal or colon cancer?

Does a little bit of bloody mucus mean rectal or colon cancer?

Blood needs check-up: Bleeding from the GI tract (whether identified via mouth or rectum, whether visible in stool or found on fecal occult blood test) is never normal. Even "a little bit" of bleeding deserves evaluation to identify source. For most patients, however bleeding as you describe does not mean cancer, but rather inflammation, broken blood vessels, diverticulosis, infection, ischemia, fissures, hemorrhoids.

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I had a colon cleanse and there was lots of yellow and mucus?Wnhat is this?

I had a colon cleanse and there was lots of yellow and mucus?Wnhat is this?

Dangerous: Colonic cleansing especially hydrotherapy can be quite harmful. Excessive colon cleansing may actually harm the bowel’s ability to function properly by weakening the colon muscles, thus making them less efficient. Certain medications used can cause kidney damage. There are reports of colonic perforation after hydrotherapy. Furthermore there is no proven benefit in any of this.

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What would cause the colon to have a grainy texture and nodularity and mucus in the sigmoid colon if biopsies are negative?

What would cause the colon to have a grainy texture and nodularity and mucus in the sigmoid colon if biopsies are negative?

Colon biopsy: Biopsy does not show mucus. They did not biopsy what they saw or it was not there when biopsied. Discuss with your GI Dr.

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When you have colon cancer does a clear gel like mucus occur?

When you have colon cancer does a clear gel like mucus occur?

Possibly: Any change in bowels can trigger concern for colon cancer. However, character changes to one's bowel movements can also be do to dietary changes and or other intestinal problems. These symptoms may warrant a colonoscopy.

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I read about mucus associated with colon and or rectal cancers. Does this mucus exit the rectom or is it inside only, does it cause rectal itching?

I read about mucus associated with colon and or rectal cancers. Does this mucus exit the rectom or is it inside only, does it cause rectal itching?

Mucous is normal: There are glands in the rectal area that lubricate the anal canal when you pass stool. This is normal. Because colon and rectal cancers can arise from the cells that make mucin (which is the protein in mucous), colon cancers sometimes also produce mucin. Rectal itching can be from a number of causes, cancer is not the most common cause of anal itching.

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Constipated and passing a lot of gas,whenever I force myself to go it's coming out a little hard wit something like mucus on it.could it be the colon

Constipated and passing a lot of gas,whenever I force myself to go it's coming out a little hard wit something like mucus on it.could it be the colon

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 obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted.

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My low part of colon has stingy mild pain, almost at groin. I have semi constipation with few mucus. Not too disturbing been there for1 week I guess?

My low part of colon has stingy mild pain, almost at groin. I have semi constipation with few mucus. Not too disturbing been there for1 week I guess?

I'm trying to figure: out what you mean by pain in "low part of colon." Your large bowel/colon is in your abdomen; we cant know for sure that is causing the pain so I am going to presume you mean very low abdominal pain, near the groin. Then "stingy" is an unusual description of abdominal pain; makes me consider your skin?? With bowel changes, consider irritable bowel and push fluids/fiber/exercise for constipation.

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Blood mixed with light coloured stool. String stuff and mucus. Does fresh blood come from higher than the sigmoid colon?

Blood mixed with light coloured stool. String stuff and mucus. Does fresh blood come from higher than  the sigmoid colon?

Blood in stool: must be evaluated with formal anoscopy and colonoscopy. Ehat you describe "sounds" like IBS or colitis- examination is necessary to diagnose.

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I have diverticulitis.Was hospitalized for a week. After 2 weeks I see white mucus in my stool.I also have narrowing in my colon.do I require surgery?

Diverticulitis: usually gets managed with anitibiotics, as you have been. Ciprofloxacin and flagyl are drugs of choice and patietns do get better with antibiotics and supportive care. When it doesn't get better than surgery is indicated. At 58 yo maybe its time for a follow up colonoscopy if you havent had one already.

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more