Pus in Stool? GROSS!

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   Posted 8/15/2007 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I know, I'm gross.
So the Lotronex seems to be working for the IBS-d as I'm having solid bowel movements now!!! And less than 5 a day!!!
(Way better than 25 watery ones daily!)
But, I am seeing large patches of pus on my stool. Could that be an infection or irratation? I've also had a little blood, but I think that's from internal hemis as my rectum has been a little painful...put in a call to the GI.
And I was just starting to feel good!!
Diagnosed with Crohn's 5.2006 by: Capsule Endoscopy, Prometheus Labs IBD-First Step
7.2006-Dx'd with Severe CD by Colonoscopy (I had 2 in three months, the first one looked fine)
Gastroparesis, IBS, and suspected Celiac's
Remicade, Prevacid, Colazol,(Been in a flare since March 2006)

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   Posted 8/15/2007 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I dont recall ever seeing pus in my stool but I have seen mucus and blood. From reading on here I guess it could be due to a fistula, I didnt know I had a fistula til they had to do emergency surgery for a perforated ileum in February. Mine was intestine to intestine, why I didnt know about guess I'll never know.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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   Posted 8/15/2007 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Could it be mucus? I know I've had that and it's from a build up on the intestinal lining. It meams there irritation and inflammation in there. (duh) Maybe what you're describing is mucus and not pus.

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   Posted 8/15/2007 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I think you mean mucous, not pus. And Stef17 is right, it is usually caused by inflammation.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 8/15/2007 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks, but I'm pretty sure it's pus. It happened a few weeks ago with mucous as well, but this time it's large patches of white pus. And I've got something that's bleeding on my bottem.


...waiting for a call back from the GI!




Diagnosed with Crohn's 5.2006 by: Capsule Endoscopy, Prometheus Labs IBD-First Step
7.2006-Dx'd with Severe CD by Colonoscopy (Have had 3 scopes in 1 year!)
Gastroparesis, Severe IBS-D
Remicade, Prevacid, Colazol, Lotronex

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   Posted 8/15/2007 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
good to hear you are doing better; I hope you get answers from the GI. yp
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, metamucil, and prevacid...living with pain, but doing ok.

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   Posted 8/15/2007 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mandolen,

I to get alot of white looking pus and there was a dispute between my old GI and I.I was telling him that I had alot of pus in my stool and he told me that it was mucuse and I asked him how he could be so sure when he was only going by what I had said.Well as gross as this may seem I took a container and when I had a boel movement I used the container and I took it strait to him and he looked at me and said it is Muscus and that mucus can make one think that it is pus.So with that being said my old GI expalined that every one has mucus and that uit is part of our system that lines our intestions so that the wast can pass through the system.In heathy people the mucus goes back in the system and with people like us it comes out instead of going back into our system.I truley hope that I am making some since of this so if I confused you are any one else her I am sorry.But this is what I was told and I did research and he was right.

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   Posted 8/15/2007 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks!! I didn't know that pooping mucus means that you have inflammation. I always have mucus in my poo. Thanks for educating me...

Hemi and Fissure surgery that developed 2 abcess deep in my left cheek, by my rectum...(oh how fun!) Medication: Asacol 12 pills a day, Immuran 200 mg, Welchol 4 pills a day for diarhea

Pregnant for my second baby that is due Nov. 1, 2007

Thank God for my adorable daughter, who makes me smile
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