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Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 7/15/2008 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
A little background: 
I have Crohn's.  Never had bleeding, or mucous or weight loss.  Just diarhea.  I also have IBS so I have lived with it for years and years before I found out I had Crohn's (through a fistula).  This morning for the first time in several months I had a normal bm and it was almost totally covered with white stuff.  I guess that's the mucous.  Is it something I should be concerned about?
Seems strange it would pop up now because for the first time since Easter I haven't been running any low-grade fevers.  My doctor doesn't seem to be concerned about fevers or "d" because of the IBS also.  I'm tired of getting all worked up about something and it turns out to be nothing but I fear that if I don't stay on top of it I'll spiral downhill again.  Don't want anymore guts cut out.

Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

Post Edited (Mormor Vicky) : 7/15/2008 8:58:22 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/15/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I have always had mine covered it white "stuff" I really would not let it worry me. If you worry then you spiral down.
Red (Lee Ann)
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   Posted 7/15/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I was told that the body's normal process is to occasionally shed mucos in this fashion. Not sure if it happening suddenly is a big issue or not.
Matthew McKenna,
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   Posted 7/15/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
If this is a fairly new experiance for you and you are really concerned you could always mention it to your doc...rule of thumb often is to report any changes that are out of the ordinary for you.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 7/15/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc told me not to worry about mucous, but when I have exessive amouts it always leads to a flare for me
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 4 500mg pills per day, Metamucil and colace for constipation

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