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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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After every bowel movement I have mucus discharge I'm bloated after eating eat very little but gaining weight what is my diagnosis?

After every bowel movement I have mucus discharge I'm bloated after eating eat very little but gaining weight what is my diagnosis?

R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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Clear anal mucus discharge 2X a week, with or without a bowel movement . No pain. Had a normal colonoscopy 2 years ago. Any suggestions?

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

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White discharge after bowel movement Previously treated (following self diagnoses for pinworms) Not regular movements, every few days can you help ?

White discharge after bowel movement

Previously treated (following self diagnoses for pinworms)

Not regular movements, every few days

can you help ?

White discharge: This may be mucus, especially if you're straining to have bowel movements. If this only appeared after treatment of pinworms, it could me medicine related. I would suggest trying to get your bowel movements more regular quickly and see if your symptoms resolve. If not, or certainly if they worsen, you should head to your doctor and get stool culture performed. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant light pink discharge after bowel movement - should I be concerned?

6 weeks pregnant light pink discharge after bowel movement - should I be concerned?

Bleeding: Any bleeding during pregnancy should trigger a call to your provider. An exam/eval/sono may be indicated. Please notify your md. ...Read more

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Only mucus and a tiny amount of blood comes out when wiping after a bowel movement. What is this?

Only mucus and a tiny amount of blood comes out when wiping after a bowel movement. What is this?

See your doctor: Any bleeding is a cause for concern. Please see your doctor. It is likely to be as simple as hemorrhoids, but even that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Seeing mucus and blood when wiping after bowel movement?

Rectal bleeding: Any blood after or with bm is not normal. Get seen by a GI dr, . For an evaluation to ascertain where the bleeding is coming from, be it a hemorrhoid/fissure or something more serious. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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