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Mucus and Slight Blood in Stools ONLY - Ulcerative Proctitis Misdiagnosis?

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  • Posted By: kyushu2002
  • June 5, 2010
  • 01:38 AM

The past 4 months I've had thick, yellowish gel like mucus attached to my stools (usually medium to hard). I've also had occasional blood streaks on my stools but never any significant amounts of blood. These are my only symptoms. No weight loss, no diarrhea, no feeling that I always have to go to the bathroom, no family history of anything remotely similar. I go to the bathroom (pass stools) usually once a day, nut sometimes not at all during the day.

I got a colonoscopy. The doctor claimed that the last 10 cm of my rectum is reddened ("loss of the normal vascular pattern") and that there was not active bleeding (aka, no signs of where the blood is coming from). He diagnosed me with Ulcerative Proctitis - mild to moderate activity.

Upon research I believe that my case (symptoms) don't exactly match up with Ulcerative Proctitis. I was thinking a bacterial infection, virus, allergies, rectal injury, or some other acute (short term) issue. Does anyone have any good ideas what else this could be? My career (military) is on the line because of the doctor's diagnosis. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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