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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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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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Last bm was 2/4. Dr prescribed laxative and it did not work. Just used an enema and bm was enema fluid & blood tinged white mucus. What else can I do?

Last bm was 2/4. Dr prescribed laxative and it did not work. Just used an enema and bm was enema fluid & blood tinged white mucus. What else can I do?

Daily fiber...: Make sure you have adequate fiber and fluid intake. Metamucil or similar 1-2 times daily with a full glass of water is a good start along with regular exercise. If this does not help then MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) 1 capful in a glass of water 1-2 times daily would be next. If this does not work you should see your doctor. If you have blood in your stool, vomiting or weight loss you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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White opaque clear slime/mucus came out whn I farted while peeing. Had a saline enema the night before. Slime had slight fishy smell.

White opaque clear slime/mucus came out whn I farted while peeing. Had a saline enema the night before. Slime had slight fishy smell.

Mucus: This mucus secretion was most likely the result of mild irritation/inflammation brought on by the enema that you administered. It's a benign reaction and should subside without any treatment. If constipation is a persistent and definite change in your usual bowel pattern, consult your physician for evaluation. ...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?

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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Constipation for 4 months. Soap sud Enema. Inflamed butthole. Mucus in butt. Itchy vagina. Watery smelly vagina?

Seek care: You are describing several symptoms that may or may not be interrelated. More information is needed. Recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Bm 2/4. Take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily w/ colace. Dr prescribed laxative did not help and w/ enema just got out blood tinged mucus? Appt tomorrow.

See Doctor...: I'm glad you are going to see your doctor tomorrow. It sounds like you are struggling with constipation and have tried MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) + colace stool softner and a enema without results. The blood tinged mucous is probably from enema tip trauma to the rectal walls. In the meantime i'd suggest you drink a chilled bottle of magnesium citrate followed by a few glasses of water. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been constipated days. Using enemas, laxatives, eating high fiber foods, etc. Don't help. When I poop there's mucus. And there's back and rib pain.

Been constipated days. Using enemas, laxatives, eating high fiber foods, etc. Don't help. When I poop there's mucus. And there's back and rib pain.

Constipation: Hi. Welcome to Healthtap, I'm Dr. Ivy Fisher, pedi MD.
Water flush (48-64 ozs/d) helps along with Miralax at bedtime until better. The distention can cause pain in
back/abdomen. It could be a different problem if you
have been active and strained back, abdominal rectus
muscles. Advil for pain. Lots of fruits, prune Juice,
green leafy vegetables. If further problems arise: fever, pain, emesis- appt ...Read more

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I have not a normal poop for a week. I took many aids as well as an enema. I am cramping, a low grade fever, and pooping mucus. Uninsured & unemployed?

I have not a normal poop for a week. I took many aids as well as an enema. I am cramping, a low grade fever, and pooping mucus. Uninsured & unemployed?

You need help: A week is starting to be a long time & you are having symptoms. The fever is the most concerning. You need medical attention. Hopefully there is a free (Salvation Army?) or some kind of clinic where you can go. You need a rectal exam and evaluation for obstruction. Continue drinking lots of water...warm/hot if possible. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) may help. You need to go in TODAY! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have mucus in my stool, what should I do?

I have mucus in my stool, what should I do?

Make appt...: Any bowel change should be addressed with your physician; especially this one. ...Read more

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Sometime there is mucus in my stool and sometimes it's fatty and floating why is this?

Mucus: Mucus in stool is seen with irritable bowel syndrome. Increased fat content, however, can indicate intestinal malabsorption, gluten sensitivity, or pancreatic insufficiency. I recommend an evaluation by a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm getting a stool sample done, I've had mucus in my stool and I've been going a lot more like 4 times a day, also sometimes a little blood?

I'm getting a stool sample done, I've had mucus in my stool and I've been going a lot more like 4 times a day, also sometimes a little blood?

Gastroenterologist: Blood in stool is abnormal and irrespective of further stool blood tests, some investigation is needed. There may be a simple explanation like anal fissure or hemorrhoids. However if these aren't found, testing for inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis or neoplasms of colon or rectum is needed. Hopefully irritable bowel syndrome with mucus colitis is the cause of your diarrhea. See Specialist ...Read more

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I had mucus in my stool and blood called my dr she said it was from my diet it's getting better but how do I stop mucus and can what can I eat?

I had mucus in my stool and blood called my dr she said it was from my diet it's getting better but how do I stop mucus and can what can I eat?

I'd get a second: Opinion from a GI and get checked for bacterial infection, ibs, inflammatory bowel disease/ibd such as crohn's disease &ulcerative colitis. http://m.wisegeek. Com/what-are-common-causes-of-bloody-mucus-in-the-stool. Htm. Http://healing. Answers. Com/personal-health/what-you-need-to-know-about-bloody-mucus-after-diarrhea#page4. ...Read more

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For 4 years on & off, I've noticed small amounts of mucus in my stool. I started to track it recently-mucus is only on first exited part of stool. Why?

For 4 years on & off, I've noticed small amounts of mucus in my stool. I started to track it recently-mucus is only on first exited part of stool. Why?

See a GI doctor: If you have other symptoms go and get examined, if this is really mucous, it is probably coming from the rectal mucosa (lining of the last part of bowel), which is why it comes out first, if nothing else is going on this is probably benign, but never hurts to be examined and set your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Hi I am 34 y and I found small amount of blood mucus in my stool after getting 2 pills of normix I did stool test and it was all clear am still worry?

Stay vigilant: Gastrointestinal infections often cause bloody mucus in the stools, but other potentially more serious conditions like colitis, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer may cause the same bloody mucus.
Keep a close observation, should it persists or repeats itself, have a colorectal examination. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mucus in my stool! Help?

Stool: Mucus is a lubricant in our GI tract – so a small amounts needn't be a concern. However if there are large amounts of mucus especially if associated with blood or abdominal pain– that warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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I have mucus in my stool what does that mean?

I have mucus in my stool what does that mean?

Uncertain: Cells in the bowel wall make mucus all the time. Excess mucus could be the result of irritation, inflammation, infection. You may wish to pursue this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have mucus in my stool! Help, what should I do?

Med eval: If this has been a new change to your bowel pattern - seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have never had this problem b4 but I have a lil bit of mucus in my stool should I be conserd am I goin to die?

No...: Mucous in the stool is not a sign of any particular pathology and is most commonly associated with irritable bowel. I'd suggest you see your doctor for reassurance. Good luck! ...Read more

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