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Why Is There Mucus In My Stool Enema
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 moreGet help now ›
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
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Normal finding: The rectum and anus contain mucus glands that increase production when there is irritation or a bout of diarrhea. As long as this subsides and there is no blood you needn't worry. If you are concerned, you can always have things checked out at your doctor or urgent care center ...Read moreGet help now ›
Perhaps nothing : Having mucus and your stool is not necessarily abnormal. This is often seen in people with constipation or irritable bowel syndrome . In order to determine the relevance of this symptom we would need to know if you're having any other symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, blood in your stool, etc. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have mucus in my stool and have had it for almost 2 years now. Seemingly getting worse, slowly. Accompanied by lots of gas. What could it be?
Mucus in Stool: There are many causes of mucus in stool, some benign and some more serious such as infections, cancers of the colon/rectum or inflammation of the colon (Colitis) such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease. Perianal Fistulas or an abnormal connection between the anal canal and the skin outside of the anus may produce mucus. See your Doctor/Proctologist for an exam and Colonoscopy. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I noticed a flat brown disc shaped form, with a center, like sunny side egg. 1/2 in" - not food, and also red blood and mucus in my stool. What is it?
Hard to say: If you have saved it take it into your doctor's office for pathology. Have your doctor examine the area. It may have been a polyp. Arrange to see a GI specialist to look at your colon. All the best. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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