Lots of mucus? (Gross)

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   Posted 8/23/2010 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

Apologies but this will get gross.

So I was lying on my stomach in bed this morning, and I passed gas. Unfortunately it was wet. Oh no...

Managed to get to the bathroom, miraculously not making a mess on the way, and discovered that it wasn't D as I'd thought, but a whole lot of mucus. Huh?

I've had "BMs" before that were just mucus, or that included mucus, but they've always been just a little bit of mucus at a time. This was at least 10 times what I'd normally see. Has anyone had this?

I'm wondering if it's just a Crohn's thing - my guts have been acting up more than usual the past week or so, but I'm mildly concerned it could be the antibiotics I started taking last night (Bactrim). The fact sheet that came with the meds is kind of laughable as says one possible side effect to watch out for is blood/mucus in the stool, but I've had that for years.

I've had some gross urgency or "wet gas" issues in past, but I think this morning's episode is one of my top 5... lol.

Female, 29 y/o, dx Crohn's in June 2010, but probably had it for 10 years prior
Currently on 9 mg Entocort, plus elemental iron and calcium/vitamin D supplements

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   Posted 8/23/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
My thoughts is that it could be the antibiotics. I know whenever I have to take them my symptoms get even worse. Hugs!
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 8/23/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
In the last eight months, I too have had episodes like you described. Sometimes they will go 8-10x a day where it will be just mucus. And I also have had moments of not making it.. I am so sorry.. I wish I understood more about crohn's.. I am still kinda new to this and have no idea where this stems from or what makes this particular symptom flare.

just offering hugs.
40 yo...mom to three wonderful kids, and wife to an amazing , supportive husband of 18 years..
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2010- Mayo Confirmed May 2010
Methotrexate injection, Prednisone, Colestipol.Nexium, Propranolol, Vivelle patch.
had to stop Imuran due to pancreatitis
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