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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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Mucus discharge from anus? 38 weeks pregnant.

Mucus discharge from anus? 38 weeks pregnant.

Glands: Sounds like its related to increase in mucous discharge everywhere, but have the OB doctor check. ...Read more

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I have been having quite a bit of anal bleeding. No anal intercourse. I stay constipated a lot and have been having a bloody mucus discharge from anus?

I have been having quite a bit of anal bleeding. No anal intercourse. I stay constipated a lot and have been having a bloody mucus discharge from anus?

See your physician: Although rectsl bleeding is usually benign at your age (hemorrhoids) it can also be due to other causes (AV malformation, divertium, Meckles, or cancer). It is important to be evaluated and will likely require a colonoscopy to rule out more concerning causes ...Read more

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What will I do treat mucus discharge from anus due to Infection which occurs due to unhygenic large external hemorrhoids? Thanks

Proctologist: I recommend that you consult a proctologist for both diagnosis and treatment. These specialists concentrate on problems like yours and in my experience attain the best results in treating disorders of the anorectal area. ...Read more

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Thick clear mucus discharge from anus for 4 months, dark cloudy blood patches in water, excess gas and bloatedness, constipation I am 19 years old?

Thick clear mucus discharge from anus for 4 months, dark cloudy blood patches in water, excess gas and bloatedness, constipation I am 19 years old?

Needs evaluation: Though colon cancer would be very unusual for someone your age, ulcerative proctites or ulcerative colites would not be, see your family doc or a gastroenterologist or a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Have fissure and Tight Anus after applying Hydrocortisone and lidocaine Topical, I get incontinence, mucus discharge from anus, hemorrhoids, TREATMENT?

A proctologist: Is whom you need to see, you may need more than just topical therapy, a good exam by an experienced surgeon / proctologist is your best option, good luck ...Read more

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Help please! Is bloody and mucus discharge from the anus "normal" after an ileostomy?

Help please! Is bloody and mucus discharge from the anus "normal" after an ileostomy?

Maybe: Find out from your surgeon if any of the colon remains. If there is still some of this large intestine, blood may have gotten into it during the operation and will pass with a small amount of mucous that the lining of the colon remnant secretes. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is bloody and mucus discharge from the anus normal after an ileostomy?

I wanted to know is bloody and mucus discharge from the anus normal after an ileostomy?

Depends: If the ileostomy surgery is new, there may be some temporary bloody and mucus drainage. If the ileostomy is not new, bloody drainage is not normal and should be evaluated by your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Why am I had a mucus discharge coming from my anus?

Why am I had a mucus discharge coming from my anus?

Anal leakage: Processes that interrupt the integrity of the sphincter muscle or the hemorrhoid columns can produce anal leakage. For example, stretching of the sphincter muscle, a flareup of hemorrhoids, mucosal prolapse, or an abnormal connection called a fistula can all produce what would be termed anal leakage. Mucus is normally produced by the lining and increase production can be affected by medications or underlying disease processes. I suggest you see a surgeon for a anorectal examination. ...Read more

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I have mucus discharge from my anus after hemorrhoids surgery is it normal?

I have mucus discharge from my anus after hemorrhoids surgery is it normal?

Yes: The anal crypts along the dentate line (2cm from anal verge) express increased mucous production for a few weeks until the inflammation resolves... ...Read more

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Mucus like discharge coming from anus, what does this sound like?

Could: Be due to swollen inflamed internal hemorrhoids, a fistula or abscess or inflammation of the rectum called proctitis. If you have any other symptoms, might be able to differentiate. If not, would see pcp and consider referral to colorectal surgon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can staph discharge mucus from anus and cause butt pain?

Yes: If you had an anal or rectal abscess caused by staph, it could cause pain and anal discharge. ...Read more

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What is the color of anal mucus discharge?

Clear gel like: Normally there should be none. It indicates inflammation, infection, infestation...colitis, proctitis......etc ...Read more

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Is anal mucus discharge part of colitis or proctitis?

Is anal mucus discharge part of colitis or proctitis?

Could be but: Also could be due to hemorrhoids, abscess or fistula or tumors of the colon or rectum. If this is chronic, you should be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Every once in a while I get a yellow anal mucus discharge and this time it was mixed with a little blood, what does that mean?

Every once in a while I get a yellow anal mucus discharge and this time it was mixed with a little blood, what does that mean?

Rectal bleeding: Blood and mucus from the anus is not normal. It may indicate colitis, either infectious or other. Hemorrhoids may bleed but there is no mucoid discharge. It sounds like you would benefit from a sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I had a hemorrhoids operation, the hemorrhoids were removed. This was 5 months ago, since then I have anal mucus discharge. What can I do about it?

See the surgeon: Seems late to be still healing. Depends though on what type of hemorrhoid surgery was performed. See your surgeon for an exam to check your healing status. Rarely scarring and narrowing can occur at the surgical site. ...Read more

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My stool has been soft narrow like and I have had increased clear anal mucus discharge, no pain and can pass stool. What's wrong? Should I see a doc?

My stool has been soft narrow like and I have had increased clear anal mucus discharge, no pain and can pass stool. What's wrong? Should I see a doc?

Rectal discharge: Rectal discharge may be indication of colitis and may require endoscopy for proper diagnosis. A diet high in fiber may change the caracter of your stool. Acidophilus may restore your normal flora ...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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Liquid discharge from anus. No bm or pain or anything?

Liquid discharge from anus. No bm or pain or anything?

Anorectal discharge: You may be describing mucus discharge, impaired anal sphincter function, or even a draining abscess or fistula. Gi or proctologist will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as to circumstances, duration, quality, timing of symptoms & your risk factors. They may then determine topical treatment, antibiotics, or perform further evaluation of rectal lining. ...Read more

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Brown smelly discharge from anus on vacation?

Anorectal discharge: You may be describing mucus discharge, impaired anal sphincter function, or even a draining abscess or fistula. Gi or proctologist will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as to circumstances, duration, quality, timing of symptoms & your risk factors. They may then determine topical treatment, antibiotics, or perform further evaluation of rectal lining. ...Read more

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52 y/o male. Have experienced (off and on) a sweet smelling, slimy discharge from anus that dries almost immediately on my fingers. Please help.

Malabsorption: This sounds like a malabsorptive problem, particularly fat metabolism. You should see your doctor for testing including digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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Discharge from anus and vagina after experimental sex. What is it?

Discharge from anus and vagina after experimental sex. What is it?

Hard to know: Anal sex is hard on the body since that is not what it was designed for, and the bacteria in the anus do not belong in the vagina. ...Read more

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Discharge from anus, should I be worried if family history of cancer?

Maybe: Go see your doctor and have yourself examined. It could be infectious and not cancer. Some viruses, such as hpv and HIV can lead to cancer. ...Read more

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What can cause orange oil discharge from anus? The last thing I ate was popcorn, kit-kat and a little bit of nachos.

Likely normal: Orange color can be the digestive biles from your normal digestion and the foods you have eaten. Should there be more concern, pain, or difficulty defecating a more thorough exam by your doctor would be reasonable. Good luck ...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


Anal Mucus Discharge (Definition)

Anal mucous discharge is a symptom in which a person has mucous coming out of his anus (either mucous by itself, or mucous mixed with stool/poop). Infection and autoimmune disease (when a person's own immune system is over-active against himself) can ...Read more