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What Are The Causes Of Rectal Mucus
Rectal mucus and light rectal spotting after long distance runs (10+ miles). Any cause for concern? Only occurs after running.
See a doctor: Rectal bleeding is not normal and needs evaluation. The situation you describe may be a sign of ischemic colitis, a condition in which there is reduced blood flow to the colon. The stress of a long distance run may shunt blood away from the bowel. A gastroenterologist can help sort this out. ...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
I read about mucus associated with colon and or rectal cancers. Does this mucus exit the rectom or is it inside only, does it cause rectal itching?
Mucous is normal: There are glands in the rectal area that lubricate the anal canal when you pass stool. This is normal. Because colon and rectal cancers can arise from the cells that make mucin (which is the protein in mucous), colon cancers sometimes also produce mucin. Rectal itching can be from a number of causes, cancer is not the most common cause of anal itching. ...Read more
Does divercolitis cause abdoman pain, difficulty releasing stool, mucus in stool, back pain and rectal pain that last for 30 min after bathroom?
5 mnths post colostomy. Kept rectum, sudden rectal pain, severe sitting pain along with bladder/pelvic pain ball of mucus in rectum too. Causes?
See your surgeon: For evaluation of rectal stump, possible residual infection in the pelvis, . ...Read more
Many reasons...: There are many reasons that a person might have problems chewing and swallowing her food. The problems can vary depending on one's age and her underlying disorders. A doctor can evaluate, and an ENT specialist can further check. A occupational therapist can help figure things out, and can help with treatment if needed. A video-xray done while swallowing may give good pictures of the problem. ...Read more
Anal discharge: Anal mucus, discharges, or seepage can be due to inflammation/irritation of the lower rectum (proctitis) or perianal area, excessive moisture, certain spices like red pepper, mucus colitis, tight clothing, excessive friction, infection from anal intercourse, etc. A proctologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat this condition. ...Read more
Infection?: This sort of discharge usually suggests an infection, including gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas if at risk for STD. Hormonal problems (e.g. contraception dose), miscarriage, or other problems also are possible. Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. See your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more
Mostly No: While hemorrhoids that incur significant prolapse can cause bleeding and mucus, that occurs with moderate prolapse of the tissue. I typically associate bloody mucus with spme form of proctitis. This can be infectious or inflammatory and can represent only the tip of the iceberg. You need to be evaluated by a GI or a colorectal surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually grey mucous means that you have been in a polluted or smoky area and your body is trying to get rid of this material and prevent it from getting into your lungs.
If you live in a polluted city it may be hard to avoid inhaling the polluted air.
If you are coughing alot, felling sick, or wheezing then you should see a doctor. ...Read more
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You need scoped: You haven't said how long you've had rectal mucus discharge, but, if you haven't been evaluated by a GI or colorectal surgeon, you need to do so. You'll need endoscopy of the colon to see what's going on. You may well have some form of colitis, which could be inflammatory bowel disease. This can present later in life. Talk to your doctor about this. Good luck. ...Read more
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