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lil slowpoke
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   Posted 9/3/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
hello, all, I've been doing pretty well, feeling pretty well, but puzzled at times by white stuff on my stools. It looks like  pea or marble sized spots of white play-doh, that get smeared as it passes through. I only see it on the  first of first of the morning stool, so sometimes it may be there but I dont see it. Could it be mucus that has had the moisture pulled from it?   confused I am using canasa, but that comes out oily, and only hardens in the cool toilet water, and floats.
 Has anyone else had this?
 Merry
 
uc since feb '05
colazol 9 day, calcium, multivitamin, fishoil
atenolol, bc pills,( for migraine relief )
back on canasa
stonyfield farm yogurt
 


mh53mike
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   Posted 9/3/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had mucus like that, undigested food, and even half digested pills...take a pick.
26y old male med disharge veteran
 
Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004
Current daily treatment:
1000mg sup asacol
2400mg oral asacol
40mg prednisone
75mg azathioprine
20mg Nexum
 
Still 4-5 bloody, mucus bowel movents a day! Blah...


dakotagirl
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   Posted 9/3/2008 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Could be parts of the canasa that your body isn't needing to absorb. Could be mucous. Have you tried touching it for texture reference? I keep latex gloves around for "explorations". That is how I found out some of the white stuff in my stools was mucous. This happens to me as I am healing from a flare. Usually mixed with red mucous like a candy cane... Could be part of an undigested vitamin/pill.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Remission?!?!?
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next infusion: 10/07/08
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emory
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   Posted 9/3/2008 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Really,dakotagirl? You get more mucous (even bloody stuff) when you're healing from a flare? I've been thinking my flare was back in full force...
40 years old and female
Dx ulcerative proctitis June 2008 (after 5 weeks of blood and mucous) and still flaring
Canasa 1000 mg suppositories nightly, 25 mg hydrocortisone suppositories in a.m.
Effexor 37.5, Clonazepam .5 mg and Trazodone 50 mg for sleep
2.5 mg methimazole for thyroid
Osteopenia (and I haven't even taken steroids!)


ChiCubs7
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   Posted 9/4/2008 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you use the Canasa at night? It's probably that. Anything white in my stools is Canasa.
Ken, 24 years old

Seborrheic Dermatitis diagnosed Jul 08 (flaring) - Fluocinonide Topical QHS, Ketoconazole 2% Shampoo TIW
Left Sided Ulcerative Colitis diagnosed Jan 08 (flaring) - 50mg Azathioprine QD, 4 x 1.2g Lialda QD, 5mg Prednisone QD, 1000mg Canasa QHS
Minimal Change Disease diagnosed Feb 06 (in remission) - 10mg Lipitor QD

1200mg Fish Oil BID, 400 IU Vitamin D + 600mg Calcium BID, 2mg Garlic Oil QD, 500mcg Biotin, 150mg Oil of Oregano, 4 x 3g Metamucil Fiber Capsules QD, 2 x VSL#3 Capsules QID, Culturelle HS QW, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri QD


dakotagirl
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   Posted 9/4/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
As I'm healing, I find that I see much more mucous - it seems to be the injured lining sluffing out of my colon. It weirded me out to begin with - but once I touched it and found it to be the mucous, I was okay.

I knew the flare was going away because the pain wasn't so bad and the bms weren't as frequent. It's a fine line!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Remission?!?!?
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next infusion: 10/07/08
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lil slowpoke
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   Posted 9/5/2008 6:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, all.
My Dr told me once that mucous can be a sign of healing. Then there is the other side of the coin, there is something that needs to heal. After 6 months on canasa I thought the Dr would say, good, you can quit that now. He said go another 6 months to be sure to heal the inflamation. 3 months left to go.
(((( Sigh ))))) Brief vent : I'm tired of sticking things up my bum. Ok, I'm over it now. I'm glad I have a place to share. Where else can I talk about white poo and not have people look at me like I have 3 heads? Dakotagirl, I did consider a ' fishing expedition' I guess I need to put gloves on the shopping list.
Merry
uc since feb '05
colazol 9 day, calcium, multivitamin, fishoil
atenolol, bc pills,( for migraine relief )
back on canasa
stonyfield farm yogurt
massachusetts


jeffereyr123
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   Posted 9/5/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if it is necessarily the canasa. I'm not on Canasa or anything for that matter and I get the same Thick White Discharge. I assume it is just mucus that has clumped together.

at wit's end
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   Posted 9/5/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I know for a fact the white stuff I see in the morning at times is mucous. I have explored it myself and know that is what I am seeing. And the other white was the canasa. Now I am back on rectal enemas. It's nice to be able to talk the personal stuff like this without irritating someone. We all share the same symptoms on here.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance. 


onebumgut
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   Posted 3/10/2010 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Since this subject came up of "stuff on stool" from the Canasa, Ive been wanting to pose the question about my experience with it. Yes, if I have a BM to soon after it's "melted", then I get white. But if Ive been able to keep it in the whole night and perhaps have a BM that next afternoon, the first thing out is a big black blob of mucus=y stuff. Its been that way for years, and I've always just thought it was the Canasa oxidizing or soaking up blood..sorry to be so graphic. But really curious as to whether any one else has that same color experience with Canasa as I do.

Thanks! (I LOVE that I can ask these questions here!!!!)
UC - diagnosed in 1993
Turning 40 this year!!!
JUST changed to Lialda: 4/day JUST changed back to Pentasa
Probiotics
Canasa when needed
Vegetarian Diet


Christine1946
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   Posted 3/10/2010 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
     Yes, I get that thick white stuff all over my stools.  Doctor said it was mucus.  Don't know if it means I am healing though because I have urgency, bleeding and painsad .
 
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Flare May of 09 thru Aug of 09.  Very short remission.  Flared again Nov 1st.  Started Remicade Nov 18th.  Felt great after first two infusions.  Suffered a set back after 3rd infusion on Dec 31st.  Meds: Benicar, Colazal, Prednisone (hopefully short course), Calcium with D, multivitamin, probiotic.  Rectal meds..Proctofoam, cort suppositories....cannot retain the enemas.


KrissyUC
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   Posted 3/10/2010 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I had it for the first time today..and it was the day after doing an enema..i thought it was the meds
27 yr old female
UC since Aug 2006
Been a constant battle since Feb 08 after the birth of my son
HUMIRA JUL2008- JAN 2010
Salofalk 9 pills a day
Salofalk Suppositories 1g each night at the moment
Fish oil, VSL, Vit D, Vit C, Vit B12 3x weekly Flax oil, reduced red meat, refined grains and dairy
 
 
Current Status: 1-3 BM a day, no blood, urgency issues getting better


thatfield
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   Posted 3/10/2010 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
onebumgut - yes that happens to me with Canasa sometimes. It happens when I am bleeding. Sometimes it almost looks black or dark purple. I think it is the Canasa mixing or reacting with the blood. When I am not bleeding it does not happen...
Dx 2006 right after the birth of my daughter, currently pregnant with #2!
Lialda 3 pills a day
Cort-enema nightly
Pred. 5mg
Canasa as needed
Probiotics and Multi-vitamin Daily
 


onebumgut
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   Posted 3/10/2010 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Makes sense. I guess it seems like it is always black since I usually only use them when Im bleeding.

When does everyone usually use them? I do one at night, but have thought about doing one in the morning since Im in a bad flare. I guess they are maybe not like the enemas where its best to lay down after doing it..?
UC - diagnosed in 1993
Turning 40 this year!!!
JUST changed to Lialda: 4/day JUST changed back to Pentasa
Probiotics
Canasa when needed
Vegetarian Diet


Sore Butt
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   Posted 9/29/2010 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
What should you do or take to get rid of this mucus? I have been having it the past 4 mornings when I TRY to go to bathroom. It really scared me.
I told my mom to stop feeding me eggs. I thought maybe it had something to do with that, Since it looks like egg whites, Slimy. SIGH.. I don't feel
any better or worse when I do go. :( I figured its IBS.. The Doctors never have an answer. I went through tests and spent 5,000 of my own money to hear
NOTHING Wrong with you.. So if anyone knows of what to do for this let me know please.. THANK YOU

zucchini
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   Posted 9/29/2010 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
When I have seen white stuff on my stool, it has been either mucous or canasa.  The mucous looks like little blobs of well, mucous, or snot, or something kinda stringy and slimy.  (Yes, I love that I can talk about this stuff here too!).  The canasa looked more like little round white blobs of oil, or something oily, looked very different from the mucous. 
 
What about other color mucous?  Sometimes I see white or whitish/clearish, sometimes it's kinda brownish looking mucous, sometimes it's mixed whitish and brownish. What would cause the different colors?  Anyone have any thoughts on this?
 
Thanks. :)
Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosed April 2010 at age 37
Female, mom of 2
Tried Canasa, made things worse. Tried Hydrocortisone, no change.
Trying the "Specific Carbohydrate Diet" ... Started 11 June 2010
Supplements: multivitamin, calcium, fish oil, vitamin E, vitamin D, probiotics, turmeric, bromelain, boswellia.

Chris'sColon
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   Posted 9/29/2010 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
latex gloves are a must have around here. i've seen mucous in chris' poo when he's in remission, never thick and white but he's not doing rectal meds.
Veronica, mom of chris age 5
symptoms started shortly after birth
dx at age 2 with moderate colitis
scoped again at age 5 upgraded to severe pancolitis
flares every 8 months or so
current meds:
pentasa (5-asa)
azathioprine (imuran)
omeprazole
prednisone
iron
childrens multivitamin
culturelle
fish oil
limited diet

KatieinBrooklyn
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   Posted 11/2/2010 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
hi! mucous is naturally in our digestive systems, but is not supposed to be in such a large quantity that it is visible (of course we examine everything, so things that are not normally visible are to us). Mucous is clear when thin or white when thick. Clear mucous is better healing-wise than thick white. Foods that you eat tint the color. For example, one time I was eating lots of mangoes, and thought i was healed because there was no white mucous - silly me, everything had been tinted orange. haha.

anyway i have noticed for me at least that it takes a very long time for the mucous to go away, and it has to do with what i eat but ALSO definitely has to do with the consistency of stool - harder stools scrape you and you produce more mucous. I drink lots of water and eat lots of fruit and keep things soft, and haven't seen any in a while. Don't measure your progress on a day to day basis, but month to month. healing takes so long! SCD diet is the way to go.

Also - zucchini- have you found out about nutritional yeast because i love it and i am so afraid to discover its bad. I read on one site it is a probiotic but i dont know.

KatieinBrooklyn
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   Posted 11/2/2010 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry I just added a signature.
Diagnosed proctitis 01/10 after long course of topical antibiotics. Only symptoms were mucous and sometimes a little blood.
Was on canasa but it only controls symptoms, does not fix problem. Terrible side effects - hair loss 3 months after start, muscle aches, rectal pain 1st time ever.
Started VSL#3 4x a day for 6 weeks PLUS SCD diet and the combo has been a miracle worker. Med free since 07/10.

katkat
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   Posted 11/2/2010 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I have seen that a couple of times but only smaller size ones. about 1 inch long with some mucous in it, very little blood and it just floats. Ick.

I have another question. I have been using the enemas the past 5 days with a one day break which was on halloween. I'm not flaring like I'm familiar with (that's good) but should I continue using it anyway? Or only use when I see a bit of blood?

Also, the enema seems to be affecting my urinary system? Does that happen to anyone else?
It's not bad right now but I get a little pain now and then. (like a few pains when you get your menstrual period). I notice the pain when I get overtired. and you can sure feel the cool liquid when when the stuff goes through. Yeah, I started doing this and getting tired of sticking that up my bum too!

Also I've been having a strange feeling on my left side like something in there but only at the end of the evening, not too much pain with it though. Sort of feels like a blob when I'm walking. I did try feeling for it with my fingers. Or maybe just the UC making my belly feel like that?
thanks,
46 yrs old, Ont, Canada. asacol 400 mg - 2 2x/day.
*******************
Do have entocort (budesonide enema 2.3mg) will use again.Current: UC is trying again. I'm fighting back. Mild flare up Jan to Feb 10, started mild flare again Mar 10 to April 10. Bad flare in late fall 2008, chose no prednisone, only asacol. Remission from Aug to Dec 2009, wit took longer this time to some normalcy.

katkat
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   Posted 11/2/2010 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Oops, sorry I forgot I should not have busted in on this thread! My apologies!

lil_canadian_girl
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   Posted 1/1/2012 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone...
Ive been looking up google to see if it can tell me whats wrong with me before seeing a doctor again and this thread popped up and hoping you guys can help me out

I've just turn 20 in the end of november and for the past two week my stool has been changing color to green dark brown light brown to diarrhea to hard. but the one thing that makes me worry is that ive notice alot that when my stool is brown i would see white liquid coming out of the stool. its always the first stool that comes out and sometimes the second or third

Ive seen a doctor 4 days ago for chest pains, lower right side pains near the hip and always experiencing upper middle back pains on my left side these pains are on and off... the doctor got me to do a urine test and everything was negative. but i failed to mention what my stool color due to worring about the pain issues.

Can anyone explain to me if this is normal or if im lacking something that i might not be eatting? im not sure if i should see my doctor about this matter. i dont take any pills, smoke or drugs of any kind. Not much of a drinker either...

Thank you

kazbern
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   Posted 1/2/2012 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
The white stuff is mucous on your stool. The lower right quadrant of your belly could be ovarian pain, or bowel pain - it's hard to tell even for a dr. The right test to do is a blood test to look for things like anemia and inflammatory markers.

Oh, and the green stool is just from your bowels working too fast. Green is the color of bile, and usually your bowels take several hours or days to process your food - if it's coming out green it's because the bile has not had enough time to change color to brown. Green stool can be pretty common, especially if you're having diarrhea. If you continue to have these problems you should definitely go back to your regular DR.
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49 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Currently taking Pentasa (3g/day)Colazal (9 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11.

FromChaos
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   Posted 1/2/2012 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like mucous, it is very common for me in a flare and takes a while for it to stop once you are under control. I even tend to get it when I am weak and have refined sugar products.
UC left sided since 1996
Asacol 400 mg 12 tabs daily

probiotics iron fish oil L-Glutamine
no soy no artificial sweetners
low carb

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lil_canadian_girl
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   Posted 1/3/2012 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys im trying.... Im going to see a Doctor Tomorrow because now there is black spots with the mucous... and ive been feeling like im gonna be sick for two days now... so i think i need to go see someone before it gets worse
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