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Mucus After Colonoscopy
I had a colonoscopy 2yrs ago was clear, did a poo test by post last year, clear again, but I have had pink mucus in my poo for a wk, today it brown?
Hemorrhoids?: The color suggests bleeding but the source of the blood can be any point in the GI tract. Start with the simplest or nearest:: hemorrhoids; if you are sure it is not that, then you need to check back with your physician ...Read more
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
Prepping for colonoscopy. My stool is now clear, but I noticed little white pieces of what seems to be mucus. Is this normal?
Hi doctor I recently had a colonoscopy 1 month ago which came back normal but just now I found that the mucus and blood happened again?
Hemorrhoids: Passage of mucous and blood are most likely caused by combo of IBS and hemorrhoids respectively. Discuss with your GI doctor. Good Luck! ...Read more
Hi, I had a colonoscopy w/ biopsy performed monday. After 2 days of constatipation, I had stool with a large amount of mucus. Is it expected?
Sounds reasonable: But I would have you call your colonoscopist who knows your case better here in ...Read more
Why I have only mucus on my stool usually yellow and that's all that comes out just fatty mucus but normal colonoscopy?
Mucus in stool. I just had a clear colonoscopy & have normal bloodwork. What else causes this? What else should I be tested for?
Working with your MD: You are doing the right things. Keep the dialogue with your MD. He/She is working you up appropriately. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy 4 days ago and l'm getting pain inside my rectum and a bit of mucus leaking. Previously had a perirectal abcess where the pain is.
Possible recurrence: Colonoscopy requires cleaning of bowel with a form of laxative followed by distention of bowel by forcing gas up the rectum. If there was a previous abscess the new signs may represent recurrence of the abscess and this followed by passage of residual irrigant used to clean bowel. ...Read more
Proctits suggested: First of all, colonoscopy does have a miss rate for polyps particularly in the setting of a poor prep. Having said this, mucus is not an isolated symptom of polyps. Mucus suggests inflammation and can come from something as simple as hemorrhoids but can come from other states as proctitis (ibd) or prolapse. ...Read more
I've been having bloody mucus in stools for 2 months. Colonoscopy was negative. Would you get 2nd opinion? Taking 1000 mg cell cept daily for lupus
2nd opinion: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have mucus rectal discharge, slightly gel-like, ranges from pale yellow to bright green. I don't have STIs and colonoscopy was normal.
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, anal-rectal dysfunction, infection, & even 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. ...Read more
There is mucus in my stool and it hasn't gone since two weeks. I'm under medication but the doctor wants to do a colonoscopy on me. I'm 19 n scared?
Sounds appropriate: Your doctor's decision is a good one. Understand how you could be anxious about undergoing this procedure, but generally it is done under sedation so that you are not likely to remember what took place. As for the results, it is better to know what you are dealing with than to go on medications without a specific diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy & pillcam - no view of cecum on either. No dx. Lots of mucus in stool (occasionally only mucus), pain, early satiety, etc. What now?
Mucus: You could try an old fashioned barium enema to view the Cecum if it wasn't adequately viewed on colonoscopy. Your symptoms suggest irritable bowel syndrome with mucus colitis. Have you been tested for gluten intolerance or sensitivity? Have you tried the fodmap diet? Discuss these with your gastroenterologist or get a second opinion. ...Read more
Been eating dairy not using my pills have severe stomach cramps diahrea and bloody mucus 52 had colonoscopy less than year ago came out good?
Get an exam: You may have lactose intolerance. An infectious agent is also possible. Bloody mucus is something that should be checked out. If there is a focus of cancer it can often be cured if caught early enough. I suggest discussing this with the same physician who did your colonoscopy as soon as possible. ...Read more
Blood mucus frequent loose stools. Had sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy with adequate view. Should I still be worried and what else can cause this?
Colonoscopy: The best person to determine what is going on is the colonoscopist. Have they not discussed the results of this with you. Usually they will biopsy randomly if there are no definitive points of abnormal mucosa visible. Call and talk to your GI doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had rectal bleeding 6 months ago, colonoscopy was clear. Having issues with blood and mucus again. Gp thinks its linked to endometriosis, any ideas?
Small amount of bloody mucus; constipated tonight, passed hard stools. Had colonoscopy 3 wks ago & was normal. Have IBS-C. Should I be concerned?
Be aware: 24y female has IBS-c, normal recent colonoscopy & currently "hard stools" with single episode of "bloody mucous"; probably from mechanical injury to rectal mucosa. Report to doctor if blood is recurrent or generous. Pharmacologics are available from doctors for IBS-c, which is a functional problem. See comments: ...Read more
Bright red blood streaks on toilet paper/mucus after constipation. Have hemorrhoids. Normal colonoscopies/3yrs told this is only hemorrhoids/dont worry?
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What was found on colonoscopy three years ago? If there were no lesions, then it may be hemorrhoids only. However, even hemorrhoids can cause enough blood loss to result in anemia and you should be treated for it.
You may wish to consult a different doctor.
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Red blood, mucus stool. Dr did rectal exam found lg. Rubber textured growth. Scheduled colonoscopy. Other than cancer what could it be? 45yr, female. Thanks
Benign polyp?: A rubbery growth could be a cancer but could also be a benign polyp that has not become a cancer yet. At colonoscopy the growth might be able to be removed or might be judges too large to remove safely but pieces (biopsies) will be obtained to tell what it is. The video image is usually very accurate for an experienced endoscopist. ...Read more
Mucus in stool Everyday. GI dr says its ibs. Blood test and stool culture normal. Colonoscopy not done. Can ibs cause mucus in stool Everyday?
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, among others. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy/endoscopy this year both clear Except for high lymphocyte count in small intestine-had colon cleanse 2day afterward had bloody mucus?
Why did you cleanse?: Your database suggests enteritis--an inflammatory condition of the small intestine (like Crohn's disease or infection, among others). Your bloody effluent after cleansing raises concern for ongoing/undertreated inflammation. Please don't cleanse again, but instead start appropriate medication for your condition--call your doctor today. ...Read more
Two days posted colonoscopy still gassy and having pain cramps in lower abdomen not severe also no bm yet tried to go yesterday mucus with tan blood?
Colonoscopy.: It is not unusual to have some gassiness and to not yet have had a bowel movement on the second day after a colonoscopy. However, it is not normal to have any bleeding afterwards. If you are having bleeding, you should call the doctor who did your colonoscopy to discuss it. Good luck. ...Read more
Clear anal mucus discharge 2X a week, with or without a bowel movement. No pain. Had a normal colonoscopy 2 years ago. Any suggestions?
Many causes: This is generally due to normal mucous production which is abnormally expressed (poor sphincter tone, anal blockage) vs abnormal mucous production due to infection or inflammation. Intermittent nature (2X a week) is reassuring. Presume no blood. Would probably at least do flexible sigmoidoscopy even though colonoscopy only 2 years ago. See your provider when able. ...Read more
Diagnosed with ibs-c but now noticing mucus in stools I keep cramping after having small bms should I ask for a colonoscopy? Doctors keep saying no
Lab results: hight tibc, normal range iron and saturation. Have been passing mucus and blood (few times in past few months) even without stool. Awaiting colonoscopy. Could my lab results mean anemia?
Terrible constipation for quite some time. Can't go unless use mag citrate or enemas. Now have small black stool with mucus. Colonoscopy on wed?
Right idea; see GI: You could have Constipation predominant IBS or an inflammatory problem of the bowel causing possible blood and/or mucus to appear. Let a Gastroenterologist (GI) interview you and assess your risk factors. It sound like a Colonoscopy is a good idea, but that test should be done once it is clear what diagnoses you are trying to rule out (especially at your young age). Good luck. ...Read more