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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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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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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?

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

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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Why is there a lot of mucus in my stool? What does this mean?

Inflammation: The presence of mucus in your stool indicates inflammation. You need further evaluation for your gastrointestinal problems. ...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'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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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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