In UC, the mucus membrane of the intestine becomes inflamed and develops ulcers. These ulcers bleed and produce pus and mucus, which may be visible as they are passed in the stool. In IBS, there may be increased mucus production by the lining of the intestine, which is then passed. Mucus is more often associated with diarrhea-predominant IBS. Mucus is less frequent with CD, but may be associated with the development of an anal fissure.
Post Edited (pb4) : 11/17/2008 1:22:43 PM (GMT-7)
Thanks everyone for your input.
I guess mucus is a symptom of many things and too hard to pin down exactly. To be expected of slime I suppose.
I do take fiber and a probiotic. This sudden reappearance of "mucus bombs" as someone in this forum so eloquently put it, is colitis related because I definitely feel something brewing in my guts and I keep seeing blood more and more as well. Rowasa to the rescue I hope!