Hi and thanks for replying. My doctor was very good I felt, listened to me, thoroughly exmained my stomach and did a rectal examination. He said he could find absolutely nothing wrong with the examinations he was able to do, but said that he couldn't tell if there was anything further up, a polyp etc.He said he felt that it was irritation or inflamation on what I had told him, but the only way to find out was by having a sigmoidoscopy, but it was entirely up to me. I need to know and agreed.
My mucus seems to be clear when I wipe myself but the 1 or 2 blobs/stringy bits on the stool are tan, not patchy and are see through. I described it to the doctor like tea without milk. see through. At first I thought it was blood which panicked me, but closer investigation revealed as I have described. Sorry to be so descriptive, but its the only way. My bowel movements have been normal and not changed except for this mucus. I have had mor bloated feeling rather than pain and crampy feelings, but this is only since I saw the doctor.
Thank you for you condolences. The only reason I didn't think of it as being stressful was because she was 88, but I guess when it is your last family it must have some kind of reaction.