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Pink Mucus Wiping Stool
Needs to be checked: We need more information to advice you. A little mucus in stool some times only on wiping without any other symptoms related to GI tract like abdominal pain, blood in stools, hard stools alternating with loose stools, may be normal and harmless and do no require any treatment normally. But since you are concerned about it, I will recommend you have it checked by your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...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
Everytime I use the toilet 1-2 balls of stool exit &when I wipe the tissue is covered w/a watery brown (almost mucus like at times)substance. Serious?
Most likely not: This sounds like mucorrhea. This is not serious in of itself but is there any blood? The fact that you have this every time might be related to what you eat or could relate to irritable bowel. I would suggest that you discuss with your doctor so that it can be further defined and make sure you have nothing serious. ...Read more
Hi I've noticed the last two days that I have pink stools. Not every time I go, not every piece and no mucus. What is it?
Food: Food/medicine may color your stool. You can bleed/ hemorrhoid also be a factor. Take a stool sample to your PMD and get checked to be safe. ...Read more
There's a thick mucus when I wipe after passing stool, should I be concerned? No pain or discomfort when passing and stool isn't bloody or black.
After trying to pass a stool with no relief I wiped and there was caramel colored discharge/mucus looking substance on the tissue. What could this be?
Mucus: This indeed was most likely mucus and because of associated straining there may have been a tiny amount of stool particles and blood products mixed in giving it that color. To avoid straining make sure that your diet contains adequate fluid and fiber. You can take a daily softener like colace (docusate sodium) and insert a glycerin rectal suppository if needed. See your MD if problems recur. ...Read more
I’m a 16 year old female and lately after I pass stool, there has been mucus when I wipe? I’ve never experienced anything like this before. I have no other symptoms. I am also on a diet, but I am still eating lots of fibre, should I be worried?
Mucus in stool: Unless you have other GI symptoms probably nothing to worry about ...Read more
I have inconsistent blood in my stool, bright red. I also get a mucus substance when I wipe myself occasionally. What could this be please?
I've had mucus in my stools and mucus when I wipe for 3 weeks now and very small loose stools and now I keep feeling nauseous morning or night?
I had mucus in my stools and on own for 3 weeks and then I suddenly got sickness and diaherrea with fever and now back to mucus when wipe does it link?
Mucousy diarrhea: 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 inflammatory bowel, partial obstruction, obstipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, ; even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies ; probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, particularly if fever has manifest. ...Read more
Is it normal that when I wipe my stool, there is a decent amount of yellow mucus maybe 1x1inch on the toilet paper?
Nowadays, I am passing muddy stools and have to wipe a second time (mucus) when passing urine a bit later. My diet and exercise have not changed.
Here are some...: Glad to know your regular things of diet & exercise unchanged. If passing muddy stools with mucus at wipe will be just a brief event without recurrent abdominal cramps, "just watch and see" would be most reasonable thing to follow. Meanwhile, follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain ideas on how to work closely with doc so to reach right Dx & Rx as needed. ...Read more
When I go to the toilet I find after I wipe after a stool I find a dark red blood clot with mucus on the paper?
Symptoms: Indicate GI bleeding and require physician evaluation ...Read more
I have a yellow mucus stool, and when I wipe its also yellow. I am 16 years old and worried I have somethinglife threatening/cancer whatisacommoncaus?
Proctitis?: Cancer doesn't cause this sort of thing, and cancer is exceedingly unlikely at your age. Maybe an anal fissure or abscess. Perhaps proctitis (rectal inflammation) due to inflammatory bowel disease i.e. Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. If sexually active involving your rectum, STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes) are possible. All possibilities are potentially serious; see a doctor soon. ...Read more
I feel like I've had the body flu for awhile now.... there's blood in my stool and mucus when wipe. I always feel light headed like I'm gonna pass out?
Go In Now:
Blood in the stool is a reason to get prompt medical evaluation.
Also, if you have a gastrointestinal bug which causes bloody stools, again is a reason to go in for an evaluation. Only a few causes of gastroenteritis have bloody stool as a finding and may need antibiotics.
Lightheadedness/almost passing out could represent blood loss, or more commonly significant dehydration. ...Read more
Pink on tp after wiping, no bright red, some white mucus in stool, mucus few days earlier with nothing on tp. No straining. No hard stool. Not constipated?
Wiping: You may have an anal fissure which may give you a pink stain on the toilet paper. See your doctor for an evluation. ...Read more
Since Christmas I have had stools that are hard to pass and seem heavy and dry. They slightly hurt to pass and have had mucus when I wipe. However on Wednesday I had the feeling of needing to go and my stomach was churning. All that came out was gas and
Water and fiber:
Please drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. Take a fiber laxative like Metamucil.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
When I had a bowel movement I seen some fuzzy material in my stool and when I wiped I seen some mucus what could this be.
Probably nothing: Mucus is made normally as a lubricant and sometimes especially if patients are a bit constipated or straining they can see it in the stool. As long as its not bloody its nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Caramel colored mucus in stool and when I wipe after bowel movements...no pain at all...should I be concerned?
Stools: Try some OTC probiotics. If no relief, consult your PCP. ...Read more
5wks post hemorroidectomy. Today I was constipated and took miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stool hard painful to pass & bright bloody mucus when I wiped. Should I go to er?
Keep stool soft: No, but I would take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or some gentle laxative on a daily basis, and keep your self well hydrated. Also consider adding some fiber like a 'metamucil' or equivalent once a day to keep your bms soft and regular. If this happens and the bleeding continues, then you will need to have it checked out. A hemorrhoidectomy takes a while to get over. ...Read more
I have had a pink mucus stool only once but very concerning and I also have a rash on my hands idk if it's tied together but what could be the problem?
Well: This could be several things I'm not aware of anything that gives you rashes and some pink mucus in the stool. Recommend Healthtap visit or in person visit to diagnose a rash a doctor needs to examine you and take a history ...Read more
Dr tomo to discuss bowels past 4mo. RUQ pain, yellow stool, sometimes blood. Lots mucus, sometimes mucus pink. Bloat when eat, nausea. No wt loss bc I force eat. Fam hx early (<45) colon cx. What should I ask? Want to make sure nothing missed. Worry?
Actually if you: Are seeing a GI specialist - s/he will already have a list of questions to ask you. They are usually thorough. Once the provider gives you input, it will likely become clearer regarding what would be pertinent questions to ask. ...Read more
When I go toilet I have clear or brown mucous that comes out of my anal even if I haven't had a stool, when I wipe anal I find a lot of brown mucous?
I sometimes see some jellylike mucous when I wipe after using the bathroom (stool). Can that be cancer? How is ca of the intestines/bowel diagnosed?
New finding of mucus: 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, discuss your new finding with your doctor who knows you best & can advise what treatment &/or testing is needed. ...Read more
What does really dark brown stool with a little mucous mean? Should I worry I had a colonoscopy last year it was good! Hemorrhoids bleed when I wipe
Constipated with some what solid stool but mucous when I wipe what could be the cause of this I also have heartburn and a lil acid reflux?
Light brown mucus in feces and when I wipe. On nexium (esomeprazole) for GERD. What tests should I do? Also due to Nexium (esomeprazole) I have itchy rashes, should I stop it?
Yes: And see your doctor for evaluation, stools analysis may be needed but run it by your doctor, best wishes ...Read more
Mucus discharge: 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. ...Read more
Stool: Mucus is a lubricant in our GI tract – so a small amounts needn't be a concern. However if there are large amounts of mucus especially if associated with blood or abdominal pain– that warrants evaluation. If there is a major change in bowel habitus that is ignored -a medical condition may go untreated. ...Read more