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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 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 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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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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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 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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Bm 2/4. Take miralax 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 + 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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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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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

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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