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mucus in stool/no blood

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 15, 2007
  • 00:03 AM

I have been having on and off mucus in my stool for over a year. It comes and goes and I haven't figured out if certain foods have any effect on the mucus. I have no blood and usually have one bowel movement a day. Sometimes I feel like I barely get in the door after work and ahve to go but that is my norm....never could go anywhere but home! Not usually liquid, just soft, and only once. I have been tested for ova/parasites when this 1st started last year after a trip to the Dominican Republic....it was negative. As long as I can remember I have always had a sensitive stomach to certain foods like alfredo sauces, ice cream and such but I do just try to avoid them. I was tested for HPylori, also negative. Negative for Cytomegalovirus. My CBC was completely normal also twice now in the last 9 mos. Am awaiting the Sed rate. I am possibly pregnant but won't know for another 5 days so my GI doc said to wait until I know then have a colonscopy. I am only 37 and am thinking this is jumping the gun a little but they want to be sure its benign. For years I have had the very ocassional rectal pain, maybe once or twice a year where I feel like there is a sharp stabbing in my rectum. No hemorrhoids have been seen/felt. Not sure what to think about all this but would like to ease my mind a little. I have had no wt loss, decreased appetite, nausea or vomiting. I figure it's a good sign that I have no blood and I have been having these symptoms for some time without any worsening. Any suggestions would be appreciated. One last thing, to my dismay, my husband contracted Herpes from his cheating exwife and then passed it on to me...my gi doc says it could be some type of proctitis as the HSV sometimes sits at the base of the spine. I DID NOT have the mucus until I was infected with that. Thanks for any input. Any test and/or dietary recommendations would be appreciated....I tried the extra fiber but it actually seemed to worsen the mucus...

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