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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

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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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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 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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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've been naesous the past couple days and noticed mucus in my stool?

I've been naesous the past couple days and noticed mucus in my stool?

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 more

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I had green mucus in my stool this morning what does this mean? Can anyone help please?

I had green mucus in my stool this morning  what does this mean? Can anyone help please?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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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