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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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I took a fleet enema 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 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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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

heme test stool
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dietary changes
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stool softener
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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.

Doubtful: If it is just some mucus this could be stool related. Provided you claim no blood, blackness or pain, I would follow up with your doctor if there is more concern. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have blood in the water after you have a home water only enema? I still have bloody mucus still after everything was emptied

What does it mean if you have blood in the water after you have a home water only enema? I still have bloody mucus still after everything was emptied

See MD: Could be from hemorrhoid, or perhaps inflammation in the bowel. Sometimes enemas can cause traumatic injury to the bowel. Why do you need an enema in the first place? ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

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have colonoscopy and upper endoscopy
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See your doctor for a proper physical examination
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If older than 50 years, have some form of colon cancer screening
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If dealing with hemorrhoids, increase the amount of water/fiber intake
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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

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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