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Why is there bloody mucus in my stool after an enema? Should I be worried?

Why is there bloody mucus in my stool after an enema? Should I be worried?

Possibly: Blood tinged discharge can be related to trauma from the enema but it should be evaluated with direct visualization (ie. Colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy) to make sure it is not related to proctitis (inflammation) or a polyp or cancer. ...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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Is mucus in stool normal after an enema?

Is mucus in stool normal after an enema?

Mucus on stool: 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, among others. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a child to have mucus in stool after using an enema?

Is it normal for a child to have mucus in stool after using an enema?

Perhaps...: Enemas are almost never used in my pediatric practice, so the 1st concern is what triggered the need for an enema? I would never recommend an enema for your child unless specifically ordered by your pediatrician. The type of enema used may have caused the mucous--or perhaps this mucous was due to the irritant effect of whatever made the use of an enema necessary. If bloody, call your doctor now. ...Read more

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I took a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) and an hour later i went to release my bowels and i saw i had mucus mixed in with my stool. Should be concerned?

I took a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) and an hour later i went to release my bowels and  i saw i had mucus mixed in with my stool. Should be concerned?

Probably not: Mucus is normally produced by the colonic epithilial cells, so it is probably nothing to be concerned about. What is more concerning is that you were able to hold the enema for an hour before evacuating. Most people can only hold the enema a few minutes. ...Read more

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Terrible constipation for quite some time. Can't go unless use mag citrate or enemas. Now have small black stool with mucus. Colonoscopy on wed?

Terrible  constipation for quite some time. Can't go unless use mag citrate or enemas. Now have small black stool with mucus. Colonoscopy on wed?

Right idea; see GI: You could have Constipation predominant IBS or an inflammatory problem of the bowel causing possible blood and/or mucus to appear. Let a Gastroenterologist (GI) interview you and assess your risk factors. It sound like a Colonoscopy is a good idea, but that test should be done once it is clear what diagnoses you are trying to rule out (especially at your young age). Good luck. ...Read more

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Bloody mucus on outside of stool, duration one day. Have been under stress and not drinking as much water as usual. Shld i be worried about cancer?

Bloody mucus on outside of stool,  duration one day. Have been under stress and not drinking as much water as usual. Shld i be worried about cancer?

Not cancer: But it is a concern that you should make an appointment and have checked as soon as you can. It could be a fissure or something else but needs diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Went 2 dr for gas pain but cant pass much gas & bloody mucus w/no stool. Said it is constipation but I'm still worried. Could it be something worse?

Went 2 dr for gas pain but cant pass much gas & bloody mucus w/no stool. Said it is constipation but I'm still worried. Could it be something worse?

Gastroenterologist: Since you're experiencing abdominal distress, passing bloody mucus, but are unable to have a bowel movement your symptoms are concerning and a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate you. Possibilities include mucus colitis with predominant constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, incomplete intestinal obstruction or proctitis. Abdominal distension or vomiting would be very serious signs ...Read more

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Was given an enema at e.R. Before noon today, after taking magnesium citrate without success. I am now pooing bloody mucus at 9 p.M. Please help.

Was given an enema at e.R. Before noon today, after taking magnesium citrate without success. I am now pooing bloody mucus at 9 p.M. Please help.

Blood mucous: Go back to the er and have them evaluate you. There was a reason they gave you an enema. Blood per rectum could be serious or a minor problem. Without an evaluation, you will not know. Do so, as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I gave myself an enema I am now having bright red bloody mucus being eliminated. Do I need to worry ?

I gave myself an enema I am now having bright red bloody mucus being eliminated. Do I need to worry
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Yes.: Go to the ER now. You may have perforated your rectum or injured an artery. This needs immediate attention even if it is not painful. You may have something as simple as hemorrhoids but if you did injure the rectum that can be potentially very serious, even life threatening. If you felt resistance when introducing the enema but continued despite that resistance you likely suffered trauma. ...Read more

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I gave myself an enema yesterday. Later in day bloody mucus. I have not had a bowel movement today. Problem?

Bloody mucus: Bloody mucus may be seen in proctitis, irritable bowel syndrome(mucus colitis) or inflammatory bowel disease. Apparently you have constipation. Adequate fluid intake and good fiber intake are important. If you have no urge to have a bm, taking something like senokotS daily may be an effective ...Read more

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Hi, I recently saw a lump of mucus in my stool but the mucus had a small black bug in it (moving) should I be worried?

No worries: Hi I don't think you need to worry about bugs living in your intestinal tract. If the bug was alive and moving around, I would suspect that it got in there from the bathroom or around the cracks of the toilet seat. Insects are not known to be able to live and breed inside the human digestive tract. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Hi there I'm 24/m I've been having mucus in my stool was white but now it's like a green colour for about 2 weeks now worried its colon cancer?

Hi there I'm 24/m I've been having mucus in my stool was white but now it's like a green colour for about 2 weeks now worried its colon cancer?

Do not worry: It is very highly unlikely that you have colon cancer. Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless and watery. 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. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about passing mucus without stool?

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

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What does it mean if there is some bloody mucus in my babys stool?

What does it mean if there is some bloody mucus in my babys stool?

Not good: Blood and mucus in stools is an indicator of inflammation. This could be an infection or sign of allergy. Please take your baby to the doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I saw bloody mucus in stool yesterday. Is there something wrong with my digestive system?

I saw bloody mucus in stool yesterday. Is there something wrong with my digestive system?

Yes: It is never normal to see blood in your stool. This is a common symptom of proctitis or hemorrhoids but further evaluation is needed with a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscooy. ...Read more

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Hi have been having mucus in stools smaller than the size of a penny for a few days now. worried about cancer. should i?

Hi have been having mucus in stools smaller than the size of a penny for a few days now. worried about cancer. should i?

Should you worry?: Probably not, given your age of 24. However, you have given us no information regarding your risks, family history, or underlying co-morbidities. We cannot be be helpful or reassuring without such information. Your expressed concern warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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Seeing dr tomorrow for bloody mucus in stool and constipation. What is he likely to do to asses what's wrong with me? What should I expect/prepare?

Seeing dr tomorrow for bloody mucus in stool and constipation. What is he likely to do to asses what's wrong with me? What should I expect/prepare?

Complete eval: Expect a full medical history and gastrointestinal physical examination. Depending on findings, may recommend labs or colonoscopy. ...Read more

Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more


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