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I had a hemorroids surgery 5 months ago. Ever since then I have anal mucus discharge. What can I do about it?

I had a hemorroids surgery 5 months ago. Ever since then I have anal mucus discharge. What can I do about it?

Discuss with surgeon: In some instances this may be a sign of other disease but most likely benign. You may need a follow up colonoscopy or biopsy but this will be determined by your physician, . ...Read more

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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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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Does anal mucus mean a temporary stomach flu problem, or a worse disorder?

Does anal mucus mean a temporary stomach flu problem, or a worse disorder?

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

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What are the causes of anal mucus?

What are the causes of anal mucus?

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

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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?

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?

Prob 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

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Anal mucus and discharge, is this a serious symptom of something?

Could be...: Mucous is the bodies natural lubricant and can be produced in excess for many reasons from hemorrhoids to simple constipation to growths in the rectum. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Anal mucus/blood discharge?

Anal mucus/blood discharge?

Be seen by your doct: Please be seen by your physician or a colorectal surgeon for clarification and diagnosis urgently! ...Read more

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What is the color of anal mucus discharge?

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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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?

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?

Anal itching: 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

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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 anus itches. I have anal mucus. I get nauseous twice a week. My feces are inconsistent shapes. My weight is fluctuations rapidly. Acid reflux?

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

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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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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 : 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

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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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Why would I have anal mucus when I get diarrhea?

Why would I have anal mucus when I get diarrhea?

Cell turnover: Normal cell turnover of the colon lining though it can increase in inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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I had a hemorroids surgery 5 months ago. Ever since then I have anal mucus discharge. What can I do about it?

Discuss with surgeon: In some instances this may be a sign of other disease but most likely benign. You may need a follow up colonoscopy or biopsy but this will be determined by your physician, . ...Read more

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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.

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

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Symptoms:bubbling stomach, diarrhea w/watery #2 , mostly gas and anal mucus. Started yesterday and today i've developed cramps similar to menstrual?

Symptoms:bubbling stomach, diarrhea w/watery #2 , mostly  gas and anal mucus. Started yesterday and today i've developed cramps similar to menstrual?

Diarrhea: You probably have a viral diarrhea. Stay on ablanddiet. Nothing greasy or fried. No juice , milk or milk products. Eat lots of rice and bananas. Drink electrolyte replacement fluids to avoid dehydration. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have green mucus from anus?

This may be an: Infection if it is a discharge. Obtain med eval. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Having mucus smelly anal discharges during the day?

This requires: Medical evaluation especially if you have engaged in unprotected sex (particularly anal receptive). ...Read more

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How can I cure anal hemmeroids and mucus from anus?

How can I cure anal hemmeroids and mucus from anus?

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

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


Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more