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Mucus in Stool

Posted In: Colon conditions 15 Replies
  • Posted By: inlove96
  • February 7, 2007
  • 07:46 PM

I am 25 years old and have been having a problem for over a week. I noticed that I had to use the restroom more often, and felt like I was going to be sick. Then to where I looked at my stool and noticed it looked different. More yellowish and had something almost attached to it floating around. To being sick 5 times in a 20 minute period. Monday I went so much that eventually all that was coming out was yellowish clear mucus and blood. I have some samples of it getting tested but the doc did not even do blood work....

any ideas???

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  • you should ensure that you get a colonoscopy,the sooner the better.dont mess with this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 9, 2007
    • 11:36 PM
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  • and i dont mean just a sigmoidoscopy.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 9, 2007
    • 11:37 PM
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  • I am having the same problem since this Monday of this week. What did you find out?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 04:01 PM
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  • hi all,I have had similiar to your symptoms...i get diarrahea intermittently a lot with lower left sided abdominal pain. i have had this for about 5 years now. i used to pass mucus but over time i am now passing blood along with the mucus and whether or not the stools are loose there is always the presence of blood. I have lost a lot of weight when an attack comes on and feel really drained. After a rectal exam with my doctor who said there was a lot of blood, i was sent for my second colonoscopy. I have had 2 colonoscopy (one recent) they took biopsies but said otherwise it was normal and they did not find anything wrong. It is very frustrating as it is ongoing and ive tried eliminating things from my diet, eating more fibre, reducing alcohol etc and nothing has worked.
    caroline2007 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • ask your doctor about getting a pil cam - it will take pictures of your whole digestive system - a colonoscopy only shows to the last part of your small intestine- provided the dr which did it actually checked that far.
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  • It's not letting me log in, but I am Kimberly83 who recently posted, From what I understand, a colonoscopy usually checks the whole colon, provided the doctor does the test completely and checking your vitals believes it is safe to go through with the exam...I am having similar symptoms to both of you not being able to go, sometimes loose stools alternating with constipation, yellow mucus, stool looking flat and/or narrow and stools, and I am gassy. I am having a colonoscopy done tomorrow, I will let you all know what I find out...
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  • Hi all, I used to have all the above especially after a bout of flu or indigestion, after taking too much meat or fast food. When this happens, I ll increase my fiber intake and drink lots of water. It helps a lot.If it happens continuously for more than a week, the best is to do a scope and find out the condition of the colon.
    sugee77 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have had the same symptoms for about five years. I finally learned they are from having IBS or Irritable Bowl Syndrome. You have to watch what triggers the stomach symptoms and increase your fiber intake. It eventually went away after having a child but I still occasionally get the mucus.
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  • To all of the posts with mucus in the stool, check out a site : Enterolab.com or google Enterolab. Dr. Fine has studied gastro issues & has a lab in Plano Tx. I have read that mucus is an indication of an autoimmune reaction in your system. Enterolab has a stool test, you can order it online & his belief is that autoimmune diseases etc that don't show up in blood tests, will show up better in the stool since the antibodies are more concentrated in the intestines, bowel etc. He's on the cutting edge of research into gastrointestinal conditions. Read on his site about celiac disease, really just autoimmune reaction to gluten. Apparently our bodies can react to certain foods & the result is that our bodies produce antibodies to the food, as if it were a virus or bacteria or something. But when it doesn't find a virus, it attacks one or more organs in the body. If it attacks pancrea, you get Diabetes Type 1. Attacks to thyroid gland cause Graves disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis, attacks to the liver can cause cirrhosis or hepatitis etc. Attacks to the connective tissues or joints cause rheumatoid arthritis, or other things. Also check out celiac sites & look for related conditions.
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  • I have had colitis for 6+ years. I have taken all of the traditional colitis treatments and none have phased it. Finally -out of desperation- I almost begged for something to help the diareah, if nothing else. I was finally given large doses of lopermide (Imodium AD)14 per day that slowed down the diareah enough that I could make it to a restroom. The bleeding is under control with the use of 100mg of azathiaprine (Imuran)per day. It, or something also helped with the sheding of the mucus lining of the colon.I have developed numerous other immune system dysfunctions, but have not had a Dx. I am currently seeing a gastroenterologist, rheumotologist, endocrinologist and a pulmonary specialist.Good luck,BJB
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 7, 2007
    • 07:32 AM
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  • It's not letting me log in, but I am Kimberly83 who recently posted, From what I understand, a colonoscopy usually checks the whole colon, provided the doctor does the test completely and checking your vitals believes it is safe to go through with the exam...I am having similar symptoms to both of you not being able to go, sometimes loose stools alternating with constipation, yellow mucus, stool looking flat and/or narrow and stools, and I am gassy. I am having a colonoscopy done tomorrow, I will let you all know what I find out...Did you find out anything about your situation? I have EXACTLY the same symptoms as you, and no doctor so far can provide an answer as to what is causing it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 8, 2011
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  • I am 36 female, and had my gall bladder removed 2 1.2 years ago. I had pancreatis at that time, now for the past 6 months or so, I have noticed bright yellow stool with mucus. Constipations some days then Everytime I eat have to run to the bathroom with bad stomach cramps, now I am seeing a dark red in my stool. I have a strong family history of cancer, should I be concerned?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 8, 2011
    • 07:02 PM
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  • try eliminating gluten from your diet! my symptoms were fairly similar and began when i was 19. after going to multiple drs, going through multiple tests (including a colonoscopy), i was told "nothing was wrong." (trust me, something is wrong when you are having mucusy, foul smelling bowel movement several times a day, gas, and extreme abdominal pain, bloating, etc...). i was tested for celiacs diseas, which came back negative. after trying everything i could think of i finally decided to take all gluten out of my diet for 2 weeks... and what do ya know... i am back to normal! my joints ache less and i feel that i have more energy then before. now if i eat just a tiny but of wheat or gluten i get really sick and it takes me three or so days to get back to normal. i would strongly recommend trying it, you've got nothing to lose!
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  • I am 25 years old and have been having a problem for over a week. I noticed that I had to use the restroom more often, and felt like I was going to be sick. Then to where I looked at my stool and noticed it looked different. More yellowish and had something almost attached to it floating around. To being sick 5 times in a 20 minute period. Monday I went so much that eventually all that was coming out was yellowish clear mucus and blood. I have some samples of it getting tested but the doc did not even do blood work.... any ideas???I know this is an old post but this reply may be helpful to others who are suffering from the same thing. I got sick in December and had to get my gallbladder removed, afterward I ended up getting several infections that had to be treated with antibiotics. I also had several ER trips due to pretty severe abdominal cramping I was having. For about a month they ran many many tests on me but they could not figure out what was wrong. Finally my doctor took a stool sample and found out I had an infection called C. Difficile. (c diff) It is an infection that you can get from taking to many antibiotics and being in the hospital for to long. It can cause diarrhea, mucus and blood in the stool, fatigue, abdominal cramping and nausea and vomiting. You never should mess with blood or odd color stool, never just assume it is a hemorrhoid. Always talk to your doctor when you notice blood in your stool or any unusual symptoms because infections in the colon or intestines can be fatal if not treated properly.
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  • I have been battling horrible gas pains and no matter what I tried to change in my diet it was always the same. I have also had the mucus in the stool, hemorrhoids, and some mucus that actually leaked by while not having a bowel movement. I generally eat pretty healthy, but I eat what ever I want. Even water was bubbling in my stomach by the time I swallowed it. It has been this way for over 2 yrs. and the only thing I can figure might be the cause was that I was trying to do a Detoxification and started with a colon cleanse that had a bunch of stuff I bought at a health store. It was said that it might kill off bacteria in the system including the good bacteria. Nothing I tried worked, and I even stood on my head for lengthy times because the gas would get trapped under my left ribs and would not go up or down until did this. Finally I tried the probiotics (once I heard about them) in the name "Colon Health". I don't have any affiliation with any medical anything, but I can say that this has changed everything! I got used to the constant upset stomach and achy pains all through my guts until they were gone after one use. This stuff is almost tasteless and it is a powder that can be put is most noncarbonated drinks or sprinkled on food and eaten. Cereal or yogurts work great, but I usually put it in Metamucil because that has eased the other symptoms with constipation. I am truly a believer in replenishing the good bacteria however you put it there. I can't believe it was this simple and I waited over 2 yrs to figure it out. I thought I'd maybe save someone the hassle and agony it caused me by putting this out there. I feel for everyone of you that has suffered this. Good luck to all of you and I hope this helps.
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