Mucus in stool

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ladoo
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   Posted 12/13/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
2 weeks ago I notice clear mucus in stool nothing else. does any one have this symptom? what could cause mucus in stool? my BM is loose not diarrhea but just soft. In feb I went to a rectal doctor because I have hemorrhoids and he did sigmoid colon and said everything is healthy. I been stressing about this for about 2 weeks. any suggestion?

Post Edited (ladoo) : 12/13/2008 10:01:48 AM (GMT-7)


softy
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   Posted 12/14/2008 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Here's what the Mayo clinic website says ... Mucus in stool is generally not an indication of a serious problem. Stool normally contains a small amount of mucus — a jelly-like substance that your intestines make to keep the lining of your colon moist and lubricated. Increased amounts of mucus in your stool may occur with diarrhea or constipation.


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pb4
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   Posted 12/14/2008 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
According to alternative practitioners, the more common causes of mucus in stool includes bacterial overgrowth and food allergies and sensitivities. They are often easily corrected with dietary changes and supplements. With bacterial overgrowth, bloating and gas usually worsen after eating any sugar, whether it's white sugar, bread, pasta, rye, rice, or milk (which contains the sugar lactose). In contrast, people with food allergies and sensitivities react to specific foods.

It is common for IBSers and IBDers to have excess mucus, excess mucus would definitely be the case when you go to have a BM and only mucus comes out and not stool.

Taking a good probiotic along with a fibre supplement both daily and indefinitely can aid with excess mucus as well as other IBS symptoms.

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ladoo
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   Posted 12/15/2008 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you suggest going to see GI or is that normal? I been during alot of surfing online and few form says that mucus could be due to Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis . so I am really scared about that. I know no one in my family has any disease but I am just little nervous.

Indigo
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   Posted 12/15/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   

I get a lot of mucus, especially when my body seems to think i still need to go to the toilet but there is nothing left in my system to get out. I have had this for many years and have been told it is just an ibs sympton. If you are worried at all about anything else go to your doctor just to set your mind at ease. I have a lot of symptoms that seem like Chrones but a simple blood test ruled that out and made me feel better. If you would feel better making sure then go to your docs without any hesitation. I wish you the best.


pb4
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   Posted 12/15/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Correct ladoo, excessive mucus is typically present with IBD (CD or UC) as well, due to inflammation, it certainly wouldn't hurt for you to see a doc and be sure of your DX because many symptoms of IBS are similar to IBD but IBD actually does damage to the intestines so better safe than sorry plus it's a good idea to know exactly what you're dealing with.

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ladoo
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   Posted 12/15/2008 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to my regular Doc and he checked my stomach by pressing on no pain or anything. He said I might have stomach virus or something. he did my blood work and everything came back normal. Man I don't feel like going to GI since I am scared of getting colonoscopy done. I always get scared of getting any procedure done. I don't have excessive mucus just small amount. for pass few days I haven't notice any mucus. maybe I am stressing alot about this and that's why it could be happening.

Post Edited (ladoo) : 12/15/2008 2:13:51 PM (GMT-7)

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