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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?

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

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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Prepping for colonoscopy. My stool is now clear, but I noticed little white pieces of what seems to be mucus. Is this normal?

Prepping for colonoscopy. My stool is now clear, but I noticed little white pieces of what seems to be mucus. Is this normal?

Mucus w/ colonoscopy: Do not worry likely just from the membranes just like we have secretions in our mouth. You can ask the doctor at the colonoscopy ...Read more

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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

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Why I have only mucus on my stool usually yellow and that's all that comes out just fatty mucus but normal colonoscopy?

Why I have only mucus on my stool usually yellow and that's all that comes out just fatty mucus but normal colonoscopy?

Mucus on/in stool: If the colonoscopy was normal, and you don't normally suffer from chronic diarrhea, this most likely sounds like constipation. Your colon makes mucus to help ease the transit of stool. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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

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Had a colonoscopy 4 yrs ago but now in seeing mucus in my stools I do have IBS could it be that?

Had a colonoscopy 4 yrs ago but now in seeing mucus in my stools I do have IBS could it be that?

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

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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

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

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I have mucus rectal discharge, slightly gel-like, ranges from pale yellow to bright green. I don't have STIs and colonoscopy was normal.

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

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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

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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

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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

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Blood mucus frequent loose stools. Had sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy with adequate view. Should I still be worried and what else can cause this?

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

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Small amount of bloody mucus; constipated tonight, passed hard stools. Had colonoscopy 3 wks ago & was normal. Have IBS-C. Should I be concerned?

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

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Blood diareah mucus in stool. Had sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy with adequate view. All normal other than internal piles. Should I still worry?

Don't think so.: Normal Sigmoidoscopy / Colonoscopy essentially rules out any bad disease of your colon. Sounds like the problem is indeed your internal hemorrhoids. Treat these and see what happens. ...Read more

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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

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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 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

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more