How do you know if its Mucuos

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   Posted 10/3/2007 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
From what I've been told in the past year since my diagnosis, is one of the "tell tale signs" of Crohns flare is mucos with going to the bathroom. I've had "regular" and "d" every different shade and consistency of the alphabet - so how do I know if what I'm looking at is mucous? Sorry if it is gross, but my MD keeps asking me, and I can't really give a yes/no response.

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   Posted 10/3/2007 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
It literally looks like snot in the toilet. For me personally, I have visible strings of it mixed in with my BM. Some people will go to the bathroom, and only pass mucus. It just depends.
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   Posted 10/3/2007 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
You are right, onebloodonelife....snot is the best way to describe it!

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   Posted 10/3/2007 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had stools covered in it like a cocoon - for lack of a better description. And I am one that will pass only mucosa at times.
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   Posted 10/3/2007 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the same problem. I have only D. So when I am done it is basically a bowl full of black/brown water. How can I tell if its mucus? Yet they all want to know. So really after almost 20 years, I still don't know how to answer the question.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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