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What Does Anal Mucus Mean
I had a hemorroids surgery 5 months ago. Ever since then I have anal mucus discharge. What can I do about it?
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
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?
Steps to take: If you have mucus in your stools.Referral for colonoscopy /sigmoidoscopy if you have rectal bleeding, night time abdominal pain, weight loss, anemia.If you have mucus +diarrhea-stool cultures to rule out GI infection.Lactose intolerance shd be considered to modify diet, need also to rule out celiac , ibs (inflammatory bowel disease), usually with yellow mucus.Be sure to see your doctor. ...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
28 F. For the past couple of years I have passed a clear anal mucus after going to the toilet. No pain or other symptoms. Is this normal?
If this has been occurring for the past few years without other symptoms, it is prob normal.
The discharge can be assoc with other conditions, however, and it would be best to discuss this with your health care provider on your next visit. ...Read more
I have a little bit of anal mucus and sometimes feels tingly and itchy. Sores sometimes appear but they go away. I've had this for almost 3 months now?
Broad Diff Diagnosis: These two symptoms can come from a intestinal infection/infestation, can be assoc w Irritable Bowel syndrome, can be assoc w Inflam Bowel, can be assoc w sensitivity to some foods (Gluten?), can come from lactose intolerance, can be a result of Herpes Infection. can be assoc with inadeq hygiene. You should see an internist, get a culture, bld tests. Evaluation for chigers/mites/scabies ...Read more
For over a year I have constent anal mucus discharge. Can't go anywhere, i must be close to a toilet....Help me please.?
Its said HIV is high amounts in Rectal (anal) mucus, what about the other mucus in the human body? is HIV present in high amounts in other mucus?
I have hemorrhoid symptoms (anal mucus, swelling, slight itch/crawling sensation every once in awhile, sores that come and go) but don't see hemorrhoi?
May be hemorrhoids could be internal so you don't see them, may also be pinworms, psoriasis, diarrhea STD, residual stool after BM. Would f/u /w/ doc /urgent care to look consider anuscopy.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-itching/basics/causes/CON-20023539 ...Read more
My anus itches. I have anal mucus. I get nauseous twice a week. My feces are inconsistent shapes. My weight is fluctuations rapidly. Acid reflux?
Proctocolitis?: Acid reflux has nothing to do with this. Sounds like rectal or colon inflammation (proctocolitis). Maybe worse-than-usual irritable bowel syndrome, but it's also possible you have inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), celiac disease, or other serious intestinal problem. If you're gay and have had anal sex, STDs are possible. See your doctor or a gastroenterologist soon. ...Read more
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?
Are more frequent bowel moments and anal mucus in stools signs for concern? As of this past week i've begun to have much more frequent then usual bowel moments. I've been having 3 or more a day instead of my usual 1 every other day or so. This has been co
The intestine produce mucus which is excreted with fecal matter, however excretion of large amounts of mucus or 'blobs' is abnormal.
Large amounts of mucus when having a bowel movement can be attributed to a few causitive factors:
1. A bacterial infection or sexually transmitted disease in the anal or GI tract
2. Onset or manifestation of irritable bowel syndrome, crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. These conditions are diagnosed by a doctor and require treatment.
3. Proctitis, inflammation of the anus as a result of infection or medical treatment such as radiation.
It is important that you make an appointment with your doctor so that that causing factor can be identified and treated. ...Read more
Sir i just want to know when we talk about anal mucus r we talking about rectal mucus ? As I have red that anal canal is simply skin type one layer
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
Can too much castor oil cause anal mucus discharge? The first 36 hours it was a yellowish color with a little diarrhea, after which, it turned black.
Yes...: Castor oil has stimulant laxative properties causing forceful contractions of the intestine and violent diarrhea. The intestine contains cells that secrete mucous providing a lubricant function. I suspect the castor oil has led to a overproduction of mucous which you are seeing in the anal discharge. If your stool is black - seek medical attention to rule out bleeding from the GI tract. ...Read more
Symptoms:bubbling stomach, diarrhea w/watery #2 , mostly gas and anal mucus. Started yesterday and today i've developed cramps similar to menstrual?
This may be an: Infection if it is a discharge. Obtain med eval. ...Read more
What can a yellowish anal leakage mean? It mostly happens when lying down or before bed. Seems like it's just mucus?
Anal Mucus Discharge: When the gastrointestinal tract becomes infected or undergoes frequent irritation, the mucus-secreting cells may begin to produce excess mucus, which is passed through the rectum. Get an evaluation if this continues. Some viral infections can cause this and would be self limiting and resolve as you get better. If it persists, as stated, get a GI evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have an ileostomy mand anal discharge of pink tinged mucous. Is this normal? What does it mean? Thank you.
Depends: I would need much more detailed information. Why do you have the ileostomy? Is your colon still present? Is there a rectal stump? Is it an end or loop ileostomy? Rectal discharge of colored mucous can be normal depending on your current anatomy, ; if a diseased rectum is in place there may be more anal discharge. ...Read more
Get help: Not much you can really do at home for hemorrhoids that protrude and leak mucus, except manage them and prevent worsening. Prevention always better than cure, but stool softeners to avoid straining, anti-inflammatory soothing suppositories may help. I strongly urge you to see your doc to discuss management and beter options. ...Read more
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